High Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal for Breastfeeding Moms

Apr 26, 2024

As a breastfeeding mom, your nutritional needs are higher than ever. You need a breakfast that will power you through those endless feeds and meet your increased protein requirements. Look no further than this delicious and satisfying high-protein peanut butter oatmeal!

The Importance of Protein for Breastfeeding

Protein is crucial for breastfeeding mothers to support milk production, recover from childbirth, and maintain overall health. This oatmeal recipe packs over 30 grams of protein from nutrient-dense ingredients like peanut butter, milk, plain Greek yogurt & collagen/protein powder. 

The Benefits of Oats for Breastfeeding

Oats are a fantastic energy source for nursing moms. They provide fiber to support digestion and milk supply, as well as essential nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. The complex carbs in oats are slowly digested to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

High Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or collagen
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: sliced banana, berries, honey, etc.


  1. In a pot, combine oats and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in Greek yogurt, peanut butter, protein powder, flaxseed, and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and add desired toppings like sliced banana, berries, honey, etc.

This powerhouse peanut butter oatmeal provides protein, plus healthy fats, fiber, and complex carbs to fuel your morning. It's the perfect energizing start for breastfeeding mamas!

As part of "The Postpartum Shift" program, we emphasize the importance of nutrient-dense, balanced meals for breastfeeding. You'll learn strategies to calculate your protein needs, build nourishing plates, and sample delicious recipes like this oatmeal. Proper postpartum nutrition supports your recovery, energy levels, and abundant milk supply for your little one.

If you want more healthy breastfeeding recipes like this, check out The Postpartum Shift today.

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I'm Brooke Miller,

Before becoming a mom, I chronically dieted & thought "eat less, move more" was the healthiest option. I dealt with exhaustion, mood swings, hormone imbalances (not getting a regular cycle), high cholesterol and weight cycling. I felt like something was wrong with me.

Before I got pregnant with my first son, I discovered the balanced nutrition approach I teach inside The Postpartum Shift. Once I implemented the framework, I was energized, gained strength, got my period back, lowered my cholesterol & maintained my healthiest weight. I continued this during my pregnancies & postpartum periods and recovered quickly after birth, made more than enough milk for my babies, had energy (even with the sleep deprivation) & stable mood. Postpartum was really enjoyable.

With a decade of experience as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor, I created The Postpartum Shift to help moms boost energy, mood, metabolism & milk supply to have a stress-free & enjoyable postpartum experience.




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