7 Quick and Nutritious Recipes You Can Make With Breast Milk

7 Quick and Nutritious Recipes You Can Make With Breast Milk

For the first six months of a baby’s life, breast milk provides her with all the nutrients and antibodies she needs for growth and development. So, if you’re producing milk after weaning or have breast milk frozen in packets, you shouldn’t let it go waste. After all, it is considered liquid gold!

Baby Recipes That Can Be Made From Breast Milk

You can use breast milk or formula to make delicious and nutritious recipes even after you’ve weaned your baby off the breast. The following recipes combine breast milk with fruits and veggies that are great first foods for babies.

1. Breast Milk Butter

Don’t be surprised! You can indeed make butter from breast milk.

Ingredients:

  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup
  • Clean jar (with a lid)

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Add it to a freshly cleaned jar.
  • Put the lid on and shake well for 5-8https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/your-6-months-old-baby-growth-and-development/ minutes till you get butter.
  • Drain off the remaining liquid and serve.

2. Pureed Sweet Potato With Breast Milk

Sweet potatoes are one of the best first foods for babies. You can thin the puree with breast milk.

Ingredients:

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Wash the sweet potatoes and peel them. Cut into small pieces.
  • Boil water in a saucepan. Add the diced sweet potatoes and cook for 15 minutes till they become tender.
  • You can mash with a fork or use a mixer to blend to a fine paste.
  • Add the breast milk to the puree.
  • Serve.

3. Breast Milk Banana Ice Cream

This recipe has the wholesomeness of breast milk and also doesn’t contain preservatives.

Ingredients:

  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup
  • Banana – 1/2, sliced

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Refrigerate the banana slices for at least two hours.
  • Add the slices and breast milk to a mixer and blend to a fine paste. You can also just mash it with a fork instead of blending it.
  • Serve immediately.

4. Breast Milk Oats Porridge

If you wish to wait to introduce your little one to cow’s milk, breast milk can be used to make delicious porridge for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup
  • Rolled oats – 3 tablespoons
  • Apple puree

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Add the rolled oats to a mixer and blend to a fine powder consistency. You can use this immediately or store in an airtight container.
  • Use 1 portion of oats and 2 portions of breast milk to make the porridge.
  • Add these to a saucepan and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes.
  • You can add the apple puree while the porridge is getting cooked.
  • Serve hot or cool, depending on how your baby likes it.

5. Breast Milk Banana Puree

This puree is so yummy that your baby will drink it all up!

Ingredients:

  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder (optional)
  • Banana – 1, sliced

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Slice the banana and mash it with a fork.
  • Add breast milk to thin the consistency.
  • Add cardamom powder if you want.
  • Mix well and serve.

6. Beetroot and Breast Milk Puree

Beetroot is also one of the best first foods you can feed your little one.

Ingredients:

  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup
  • Beetroot – 1 cup, peeled and sliced

Recommended Age: 8+ months

Method:

  • Cook the beetroot until it turns soft.
  • Add the pieces to a mixer and blend till smooth.
  • Add the breastmilk for a thinner consistency.
  • Serve.

7. Breast Milk Teething Popsicle

This teething popsicle will help give your baby something nutritious to chew on when her teeth start to erupt.

Ingredients:

  • Pacifier – 1
  • Bottle cap/ mould – 1
  • Breast milk – 1/2 cup

Recommended Age: 6+ months

Method:

  • Pour the breast milk into the bottle cap/ mould.
  • Stick the pacifier into the mould.
  • Freeze for at least two hours.
  • Your baby can suck on this teething popsicle.

Tips for Cooking With Breast Milk

Here are some tips you should keep in mind while using breast milk in the above recipes.

1. Breast milk lasts for upto 4 hours at room temperature, 4 days in the fridge, and 6 months in the freezer before it goes bad.

2. You can thaw frozen breast milk by placing it in a bowl of warm water.

3. Thawed breast milk should not be re-frozen.

4. Don’t heat breast milk by placing it on the stove or in the microwave.

5. Ensure that the vessels used to prepare baby food are sterilised before use.

Once your baby is 6 months old, start with one and introduce new foods gradually, after noting whether she develops a food allergy. If this is the case, that particular fruit or vegetable should not be fed any further, without consulting a paediatrician.

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