Monday, April 29, 2013

Cooking for the Boobs #1

Ok, J. has been breastfeeding L. for 2.5 years and R. (1 month old) is also on the boobs. During that time I've learned a few things that I thought I would share with you. Here's a few survival tips:

If your wife is anything like mine (besides being a superwoman), your wife for sure won't have time, or is too tired to cook. Ordering delivery or take-out might get boring after a while (and is not really healthy). As a dad and as a super-husband (of which I'm sure you are too ;) ) you have to have some tricks up your sleeve for easy, fast and healthy cooking. If your wife is breastfeeding, you can cook up some stuff that will encourage those boobs to produce flowing rivers of milk for those hungry kids.

My family likes to cook organic, but that is a personal choice. If you're already cooking at home, I think you're doing great.

My favourite is the following quick and easy pasta dish. The fennel will encourage the milk production.

Fennel and Mushroom Pasta

Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • your choice of fettuccine, linguine or spagheti
  • 3 Fennel Bulbs
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (doesn't matter what type)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup fresh coarsly chopped parsley

Start boiling the water for your pasta. Take off any tough or bruised outer layers of the fennel. Chop the bulb and softer parts of the stem into ½-1 inch slices. Stir-fry the fennel in the olive oil for a few minutes. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Stir-frying for another 5 minutes, add the mushrooms. Add a cup of water and simmer the fennel and mushrooms for another 10-15 minutes until the fennel is soft and there is still some liquid to mix with the pasta. Toss al dente pasta and fennel sautĂ© together. Toss the parsley under it and sprinkle some Parmesan on top.

If you have it at home, you can drizzle some truffle-oil on top to make it more festive.

Voila, your wife will love you forever and ever...


  1. Oh yum! Going to show this one to the husband!!
    And it's so true about Fennel. I don't have any problems with milk supply (my fat oompa loompa baby is totally off the top of the growth charts) but when I made fennel soup my boobs went crazy the next day, it was bizarre! ;)

  2. Keeping this in mind for baby #2, thanks! Just finished nursing my son until 2 years, and hubby is a superstar too. Wouldn't have gone this far without his support :)

    1. 2 years .. that's fantastic.. congrats to you and your hubby!!


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