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The Cookbook

Nourishing recipes for breastfeeding mums: to promote milk production

The Taste Test....

Five FREE lactogenic recipes.

About Contended Calf & Elena Cimelli

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As a new parent or parent-to-be you’ll probably have 1,001 questions about how best to care for your baby – high up on that list: feeding. My own parental rollercoaster ride (and focus on feeding) began in Summer 2009 with the birth of my first daughter (Daughter Two arrived Spring 2012), and continues to this very day.

My girls’ arrivals, along with a friend’s discovery of lactogenic foods, inspired me to create The Contented Calf Cookbook, together with food-writer Jassy Davis. It gives new parents a one-stop collection of delicious, lactogenic meals, snacks, drinks and treats.

Lactogenic foods and herbs contain substances which interact with our bodies and support breast milk production by increasing the levels of prolactin in the body, one of the key hormones responsible for breast milk production.


Together with a good latch, frequent feeding and a great support network, lactogenic food can help support your breast milk supply and help you on your way to a successful breastfeeding experience.

I know from experience that most new parents don’t have the time or energy to slave away in the kitchen. Getting ahead, stocking up your fridge and freezer, can really take the pressure off once your baby arrives. And if you can eat foods that can help improve your chances of successfully breastfeeding if that’s the route you’ve chosen, then even better.

And throughout it all, try to remember: “Contented Cow…..Contented Calf