Want a yummy way to keep up nutrients important for the support of breastfeeding? Try lactation cookies! Lactation cookies contain nutrients that promote lactation.
- Brewer’s yeast contains iron, protein and other vitamins and minerals that promote milk supply. It is believed to help with fatigue and the “baby blues.”
- Oats are high in fiber and full of iron, protein and complex carbohydrates. Low levels of iron in the body can actually reduce milk supply.
- Flaxseed has good fats and enzymes, which are important for increasing the content of breast milk.
The best part is, since these have such great nutrients, anyone can eat them – not just breastfeeding moms. Make a batch and freeze some for later. Here’s a recipe from Food.com we like to share:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2-4 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix the flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar well.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Add flaxseed mix and vanilla and beat well.
- Sift together flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the butter mix.
- Stir in oats and chips.
- Scoop onto a baking sheet, bake for 12 minutes.
- Let sit for a couple of minutes then remove from tray.