Lactation Cookies To Help With Milk Supply

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Are you currently breastfeeding or do you know somebody who is?

Having trouble with milk supply?

If you are, then lactation cookies are a great idea as they contain some key nutrients that aid in increasing milk production and they also help mum to keep up her calorie intake – this is super important as breastfeeding requires A LOT of energy production!

These cookies are quick and easy to make, plus you can make a big batch to keep you going. They also taste great!

So what’s in them that helps milk supply?

  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Oats

These are all galactogogues which means that they contain a substance that promotes lactation (secretion of breast milk) in humans.

Brewers yeast is also a fantastic source of protein, chromium, B12, folic acid and B1, which is important for mood and brain function.

Oats are high in fibre and provide a healthy source of carbohydrates for energy production. They also help to keep blood sugar levels balanced due to their beta-glucan content.

Flaxseed meal contains essential omega 3 fatty acids which bub needs for healthy brain development and growth. It is also a great source of fibre, magnesium, B1 and selenium.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of self-raising flour or 1 cup of coconut flour & 1/2 tsp baking powder for a gluten-free option
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar, rapadura sugar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup of butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of flaxseed meal (also called linseed meal) - key ingredient
  • 2 tbsp brewers yeast – key ingredient
  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats - key ingredient
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp of ground vanilla pod or powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate baking chips (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp water

 Method

  • Melt the butter/ coconut oil by placing it into a small bowl and leave it in some hot water for a few minutes.
  • Add the butter, sugar/maple syrup, egg and vanilla to a bowl and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flaxseed meal and water. Leave it for a few minutes and then add it to the other mix.
  • Add the brewers yeast, cinnamon, salt and flour to the mixture.
  • Mix all ingredients until well combined (best to do it with your hands).
  • Add the oats and chocolate chips, and mix well (again, hands work best).
  • Grease a baking tray with either butter or coconut oil, or use baking paper.
  • Spoon out 1 tbsp of mixture. Roll and flatten with your hands then place onto baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven at 175°C (347°F) for approx 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown (the longer you leave them, the crunchier they are but be careful not to burn them).

This recipe makes approx 14 cookies. Double the recipe if you want to make more.

Store the cookies in a sealed container at room temperature.

 

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Michelle is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner who is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and helping others to achieve their health goals. She is also a Jungle Body Dance Fitness Instructor, which not only keeps her fit but also helps her to inspire others to feel confident and get in shape.

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