Breast Milk Recipe: Baby Puree Recipes

Mixing "super foods" like your breast milk and fruits or vegetables can make quick, healthy homemade purees for your baby to enjoy as he or she grows!

Extra Breast Milk? Use These Baby Puree Recipes and Add it to New Foods

The fruits and vegetables most often used in purees are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, calcium, and other healthy components that are great for a growing baby. Your breast milk is a living fluid, made from leukocytes, stem cells, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and so much more, all made specifically for your baby and his or her evolving needs. Combining these “super foods” together in simple, healthy baby puree recipes provide a great snack or meal for your little one as he or she grows and their immune system continues to mature. Use resources like Google or Pinterest to find even more creative baby puree recipes using your breast milk, or try the simple recipes below for a quick start:

Homemade Sweet Potato & Breast Milk Puree


  • Sweet potatoes, 2 peeled and cubed
  • Breast milk, as needed to achieve desired consistency


  • Steam sweet potatoes for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Puree in a high-powered blender or bullet blender until smooth.
  • Add as much breast milk as you’d like to achieve the consistency and texture desired.

No access to a blender? No problem! The below recipe calls for a banana, but can also be used for avocados, steamed carrots, steamed pears, or any other soft fruit or vegetable.

Homemade Banana & Breast Milk Puree


  • Banana, 1
  • Breast milk, as needed to achieve desired consistency


  • Unpeel the banana and slice off the tips at either end.
  • Use a fork or masher to mash the banana in a bowl.
  • Add as much breast milk as you’d like to thin the mashed banana and achieve the desired consistency and texture.

Baby puree recipes are easy to make and usually require just a few minutes and some of your extra breast milk – amazing news for busy parents balancing life with a new little one! Not only will your breast milk provide the liquid needed to create a puree, but it’s also a great way to ensure your little one is still getting your liquid gold – even as they transition to solid foods and begin exploring different tastes, textures, and flavors. There are plenty of ways to “sneak” breast milk into your baby’s foods as they grow, such as mixing it in oatmeal, making popsicles to alleviate teething aches and pains, or even using it in a batch of pancakes.

If you’ve been experimenting with homemade purees, connect with us and share your recipes, tips, and hacks with other moms! Join the conversation on Facebook or tag us in your breast milk recipes on Instagram – we love how creative and inspiring our moms can be. Remember, just because your little one may becoming more interested in solid foods or is growing beyond just the breast and/or bottle doesn’t mean you can’t continue giving them breast milk for as long as you choose – and Medela is here to support you every step of the way!

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