32 Delicious Lactation-Boosting Soup Recipes for breastfeeding moms

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Finding time to cook healthy food while you are breastfeeding and pumping is sometimes a struggle. It can be hard to find the time to look after yourself, let alone spending hours in the kitchen preparing fancy meals.

But its really important for both you and your baby to keep your body nourished with whole foods. And this is where soups comes in.

A quick soup is an almost perfect food for breastfeeding moms. They are easy to make, don’t need much tending, and can usually be thrown into a crock pot or instant pot and ignored until they are cooked. With most of these breastfeeding recipes, you will have enough left over that you can pop it in the freezer for a quick meal on another day.

And when it’s time to eat, you can pour your soup into a mug, allow it to cool and drink it with one hand while breastfeeding.

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Fortunately, there are many quick and easy-to-prepare recipes made with lactogenic ingredients that may help improve your milk supply. Plus, these recipes are packed with nutrients you need as a breastfeeding parent.

Here are some quick and nutritious soup recipes for breastfeeding moms that will nourish your breast milk supply and your soul.

Which soup is good for nursing mother?

Any soup that contains healthy vegetables, bone broth or lactogenic ingredients is great for breastfeeding mothers. The meal ideas here are all perfect for moms because they are healthy, quick to make and delicous!

Is Soup Good for breastfeeding mothers?

Soups are perfect for breastfeeding moms. They are quick to make and easy to drink one handed while taking care of your baby. Just remember to allow soup to cool before attempting to eat it around your little one.

What is good for breastfeeding moms to eat?

Breastfeeding moms need to ensure they are getting a wide range of vegetables and meeting healthy food guidelines. Preparing healthy meals when you are a busy mom can be difficult, so here are some of my favorite soup recipes for breastfeeding moms.

Soup Recipes for Breastfeeding Moms

soup recipes for breastfeeding moms shown in order Slow cooker bone broth, Dairy free creamy vegetable soup, Green pea soup, Brocolli and sweet potato soup.
Clockwise from top left: Slow cooker bone broth, Dairy free creamy vegetable soup, Green pea soup, Brocolli and sweet potato soup.

Slow cooker bone broth

This classic and savory slow cooker bone broth recipe is a flavor-packed drink that will nourish your body. One of the simplest soups for breastfeeding mom, it’s perfect for breakfast or as a quick pick-me-up afternoon sip.

Dairy Free Creamy Vegetable Soup

This creamy vegetable soup is dairy-free and still very delicious and nourishing! Perfect vegetable soup for lactating mothers that are avoiding dairy to reduce acid reflux for their baby! 

Green Pea Soup

A healthy, protein-rich green pea soup that quickly comes together, and you will come to rely on it whenever you need a comforting meal.

Broccoli and sweet potato soup

This healthy soup contains sweet potatoes, broccoli and onion simmered in vegetable broth. Blended until smooth, a bit of cream mixed in and a dash of red pepper flakes for a tiny bit of spice.

Clockwise from top left: Pistou soup, Crockpot cabbage soup, Creamy chicken florentine soup, Crockpot chicken pot pie soup.

Pistou soup

Pistou soup is a traditional French recipe from the Southern region called Provence. This easy vegetable soup is at the same time healthy and comforting, which makes it the perfect soup for lactacting mothers.

Crock Pot Cabbage Soup

This easy soup is packed with nutritious ingredients perfect for a nursing mom.

Creamy chicken florentine soup

This easy, creamy florentine soup recipe is simple to make using just a few common ingredients. Healthy, delicious, and ready in only 20 minutes!

Crock Pot chicken pot pie soup

Crock Pot chicken pot pie soup is all the comfort of a pot pie, but much easier! This slow cooker pot pie soup is super creamy, healthy and perfect for postpartum moms.

Clockwise from top left: Chicken tinola, Instant pot bean soup, Slow cooker butternut squash soup, Instant Pot lentil soup

Chicken tinola

Tinola is a yummy Filipino soup serving comfort food that’s nourishing. It carries ginger essence, chayote, which provides folate, and a broth rich with essential nutrients!

Instant pot bean soup

This instant pot bean soup is a hearty bowl of soothing flavors. It features 9 types of legumes and a mix of vegetables to provide you with fiber and nutrients in each spoonful!

Slow cooker butternut squash soup

All the flavors of fall in one bowl! This delicious slow cooker butternut squash soup is creamy, rich, and packed with veggies. It’s so easy to make especially if you’re using your crockpot.

Instant Pot lentil soup

This Instant Pot lentil soup is so comforting, hearty, healthy, and filling! Don’t settle for bland tasteless lentil soup, and try this amazing dish. All it takes is a few herb flavorings, bay leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

top down view of the finished instant pot chicken tortellini soup inside the instant pot

Looking for a simple and comforting dinner you can quickly whip up on a cold winter night? This creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup ticks all the boxes! It packs in the goodness of chicken, veggies and is super easy to make as well!

Instant Pot Minestrone

top down view of a bowl of the completed instant pot minestrone with a spoon inserted

Instant Pot Minestrone is so easy to make. This dump-and-start meal is ready in under 30 minutes so it’s perfect for busy, budget-conscious families.

Vegan pasta soup

A bowl of hot pasta e fagioli surrounded by the ingredients used to make it.

You’ll love this incredible vegan pasta soup aka Pasta E Fagioli. It’s vegan, gluten-free, high in protein, quick to prepare and suitable for the whole family!

Brocolli and Sweet Potato Soup

A broccoli and sweet potato soup that's virtually fat free and full of vitamins

I’ve discovered a recipe that both kids will happily eat and it’s packed with vitamins. Hurrah! It’s really easy to make – even easier still if you have a soup maker.

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup With Zucchini

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup With Zucchini is a healthy vegetable soup that is full of beautiful colour and flavour! This is a quick and easy soup that is both nourishing and satisfying

Mint & Pea Soup

a bowl of pea soup served with a spoon and cloth napkin

This Creamy Pea Soup is deliciously healthy, satisfying and soooo easy to make using pantry staples. With fresh mint and a hint of cumin this no fuss soup makes a great appetizer, light lunch or comfort food dinner when paired with some bread

Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup

overhead view of a bowl of vegetable soup

This Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup is ready in 30 minutes! It’s loaded with vegetables and it’s SO much tastier than canned soup! Plus it’s freezer-friendly and makes great leftovers!

Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque - In White bowl with Crouton Garnish

This easy Tomato Bisque has a silky smooth texture and rich tomato flavor. It’s my go-to soup for pairing with grilled cheese! 

Carrot Coconut Soup

Two Bowls Of Carrot Coconut Soup with Jalapeno and Harissa On Linen Napkin With Coconut Milk Swirl Decoration

This Carrot Coconut Soup is one of the best soups I’ve had in a long time. It’s full of flavor, and super creamy without any dairy. It’s a healthy soup that happens to be vegan and Whole30-compliant.

Healing Soup for One

Tummy Healing Soup For One | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Soup for the soul. A gluten-free and vegan tummy healing soup for one full of anti-inflammatory and nourishing ingredients. Turmeric, ginger, veggies, spices, and a bit of pasta to bring you all the love your body needs. @BarillaUS #GlutenFreeBarilla #Pmedia #ad

Soup for the soul. A gluten-free, vegan and breast milk friendly tummy healing soup for one full of anti-inflammatory and nourishing ingredients. Turmeric, ginger, veggies, spices, and a bit of pasta to bring you all the love your body needs.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

white bowl of vegan curried pumpkin soup with parsley

This Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup is super creamy, smooth, and full of flavor! This easy pumpkin soup is gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. It’s healthy and quick to make with canned pumpkin puree, creamy coconut milk, and curry spices! You’ll have a satisfying cozy meal ready in 15 minutes!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Pin

This easy soup only requires 6 ingredients (plus spices) and is ready in under 30 minutes!

Cheesy Potato Soup

pin for cheesy potato soup

This delicious potato soup can be made on the stove top or Instant Pot to make warming, satisfying postpartum food.

Stove top carrot and coconut soup

This stove top carrot and coconut soup is perfect for a healthy week night dinner. It’s easy and quick to prepare. 

Colourful Vegetable Soup

A pot of vegetable soup filled with colorful veggies, potatoes and herbs.

This vegetable soup is a hearty blend of colorful veggies and potatoes, all simmered together in a savory tomato broth.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

A bowl full of slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips.

This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chicken, beans and veggies, all finished off with tortilla strips and a variety of toppings.

Cabbage and Vegetable Soup

White bowl of cabbage vegetable soup

This is a simple and favorable soup, that is perfect for nursing or pumping moms. This is a great recipe to enjoy for a meal or if your feeling a little low.

Sopa de Tortilla

sopa de tortilla on a white bowl

An authentic Mexican soup, Sopa de Tortilla is packed with flavors of pasilla peppers, tomatoes and herbs, and filled with tortilla strips.

Chicken Feet Soup

soup made with chicken paws

Try something new and boost your collagen intake with chicken feet soup. Easy crockpot recipe for new moms!

Turmeric Soup

Hearty, nourishing and comforting – this soup tastes good cold or hot. The pepper and turmeric is good for immunity and lactation.

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