8 Easy Breast Milk Recipes Your Baby Will LOVE!

Are you a new mom struggling to come up with interesting ways to feed your breastfed baby? If so, you’re in luck! Below are 10 breast milk recipes your little one will love. From savory dishes to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone here. So get cooking and enjoy spending time with your little one!

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If you are introducing solids to your breastfed babies, combining your breast milk with simple recipes is a fun way to ensure your baby is still getting plenty of breast milk.

As a lactation consultant, I see many new parents struggle with this transition to solids. These recipes are designed to give you some easy recipes that incorporate the world of solids and breast milk with a little more simplicity!

1 – Breastmilk Popsicles – My Favorite!

Breast milk popsicles are a great option for babies – even before they are eating solids (just use breast milk in that case). My son loved these when he was a baby, and they are so easy to make!

Pro Tip – place a pacifier in the top of each popsicle for easy handling!


  • 4 ounces breast milk
  • 1/2 container baby food or mashed fruit


  1. Combine the breast milk and fruit in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  4. Enjoy!

2 – Banana-Breastmilk Pancakes

banana pancakes

These banana breast milk pancakes are simple to throw together and are full of nutrients for your growing baby. Tip – a mini pancake maker is inexpensive and makes this recipe even easier!


  • – 1 ripe banana
  • – ¼ cup breast milk
  • – ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • – 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Mash the banana in a bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with fresh fruit or honey.

3 – Chicken Breastmilk Waffles

stack of waffles

This is a great recipe that is packed with protein. It can be made for breakfast or dinner!


  • ¼ cup breast milk
  • ½ cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the breast milk, chicken, and egg.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Cook the waffles in your preheated waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

4 – Breastmilk Oatmeal


Oatmeal is a popular first food for baby due to its iron-rich profile. No need to get a baby oatmeal for this recipe – any quick oats will do! Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins and seasonings!


  • ½ cup quick
  • ¼ cup breast milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Fruit of choice


  1. Heat breast milk under warm water or in a bottle warm.
  2. Place oats and water in a pot and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in breast milk
  5. Serve with fruit

5 – Breastmilk Ice Cream

scoops of ice cream

Due to the heavy cream and sugar, I don’t recommend this one until after your baby is a year – and only in moderation. Because it requires a lot breast milk, this might be a good option for using up breast milk from your freezer.


  1. 2 cups breast milk
  2. 1 cup heavy cream
  3. ¾ cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the breast milk, and let cool.
  4. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

6 – Breastmilk Smoothie

blueberry smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite recipes to use breast milk in because they are very simple to throw together and you can put in a variety of ingredients. Babies love these, and it’s a great way to teach your child to use a straw (I recommend a big silicone straw for these!)


  • ½ cup breast milk
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • Berries or other fruits


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a baby-safe cup

7 – Breastmilk Soup

vegetable soup

This is really yummy one with tons of flavor. Great way to add in some soft vegetables. Make sure it is cooled before feeding.


– ¼ cup breast milk

– 1 cup vegetable broth

– ½ cup diced vegetables (carrots, potatoes, celery, etc.)

– 1 tsp herbs ( thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc.)


  1. Combine vegetable broth, and diced vegetables in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Warm breast milk separately and add after soup has cooled.
  5. Stir in the herbs and serve.

8 – Breastmilk Pizza

pizza dough

Everyone enjoys a good pizza night – including babies. This recipe is a fun way to get your baby tasting all the goodness of pizza from a young age.


  • ¼ cup breast milk
  • 1 package of pre-made pizza dough
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the breast milk and pizza dough.
  3. Roll the dough out onto a greased baking sheet.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Enjoy!

Even more ideas

if you want even more recipes, here are some great ideas from Amara Baby Food. The recipes are at that link, and I have listed our adaptations to include breast milk.

  1. Finger Food Quesadilla – Use breast milk instead of warm water
  2. Kale Potato Pancakes – Use breast milk instead of milk
  3. Pumpkin Scones – use breast milk instead of milk
  4. Yogurt Fruit Smoothies – use breast milk instead of coconut milk
  5. Sweet Potato Pies – use breast milk instead of milk
  6. Mom’s Pea Soup – use 1/4 to ½ cup breast milk and cut broth down to 1 ½ cup
  7. Toddler Bites – use ⅓ cup breast milk

How to Cook with Breast Milk

It’s important to handle breast milk with care, regardless of what you are doing with it. Here are a few tips for cooking with breast milk without damaging it:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling
  2. Use breast milk that is freshly expressed or that has been stored properly
  3. Heat breast milk separately from other items in a recipe – and only heat using a bottle warmer or in a bag in a bowl of warm water
  4. Use any food that you make with breast milk within 24 hours – and refrigerate properly if not used right away.

Is it Okay to Cook with Breast Milk?

Yes, you can cook with breast milk. Keep in mind that any heating of breast milk may impact the nutritional content of breast milk. Avoid microwaving or boiling breast milk.

What Else Can I Make with My Breast Milk?

Breast milk has many uses! In addition to making recipes like the ones shared in this post you can also try some of the ideas:

Here are some other ideas for using extra breast milk.

We hope you enjoy these recipes! Breast milk is packed with nutrients that are essential for a baby’s growth and development, so you can feel good about giving your baby the best start in life. In addition, breast milk is a great way to introduce your baby to solid food. These recipes are simple, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious!

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    1. You can definitely go by the recommendations by your doctor and country. I just go by what is published and recommended by the CDC 🙂

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