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Lactation Cookies

Struggling with low milk supply makes one of the most challenging times in our lives even harder. The first thing to say here is it is absolutely NOT your fault if you have low milk supply. We have no control over the physical make up of our breasts and how much milk we can produce. It's important to remember that giving your child a great start to life doesn't 100% rest on whether or not you breast feed. You need to put your mental health and wellbeing first.


The evidence around nutrition and breast milk supply is growing, with emerging evidence that we may be able to boost supply through consuming more:

  • Oats

  • Fenugreek

  • Dates

  • Brewers yeast

  • Fennel seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Flaxseeds

The most impactful thing is to make sure that you are eating enough food and drinking enough water. Now isn't the time to restrict your calorie intake- just give your body what it needs, respond to your hunger cues, and in turn this will support your milk production.


Here is a simple, delicious lactation cookie recipe that is an absolute favourite with everyone in our house and freezes well too!


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar

  • 1-2 Tbsp brewers yeast

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 100g butter or coconut oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius

  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl

  3. Roll into balls with damp hands and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper

  4. Press down with a damp fork or damp fingers and place into the oven for 15 minutes or until golden.




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