Yummy Lactation Cookies

January 17, 2019

 

Breastfeeding can be hard, with one of the most common challenges being low milk production.

Many moms swear by lactation cookies as a simple and delicious way to help boost their milk supply and while there are several store bought options available, the recipe below is healthy and effective and can be whipped up at home in no time. 

The magic behind these cookies can be found in the combination of oats, wheat germ, flax seed and brewer's yeast, which are galactagogues or substances that promote lactation. 

  • Oats are a great source of fiber, protein, essential complex carbohydrate and iron as well which proves beneficial since low levels of iron have been shown to reduce lactation.
  • Flax seeds contain good fats such as omega-3 and omega-6, and enzymes, also helpful in increasing milk production. 
  • Wheat germ contains high levels of zinc, which supports the immune system and helps to heal dry or cracked skin which is common in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Brewer's yeast is high in iron, B vitamins, protein and a variety of other essential nutrients.
  • The addition of grass-fed butter increases the fat content of the breast milk, providing baby with vital brain nutrients such as DHA.  

 

YUMMY LACTATION COOKIES

Ingredients

2 cups organic rolled oats

1/2 cup organic coconut sugar

1 tbsp. wheat germ

2 tbsp. flaxseed meal

1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour

1/4 cup brewer's yeast

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 cup almond butter

1/4 cup grass fed butter, melted 

2 eggs

2 tablespoons raw honey

½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350F degrees.
  2. Put your 2 cups of rolled oats into a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until the oats are a flour-like consistency.
  3. Put dry ingredients into large bowl and mix.
  4. In a smaller bowl, put almond butter, melted butter, honey, eggs, vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Pour the contents of smaller bowl into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix well with spoon. 
  6. Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Form small flat balls.
  7. Bake cookies in oven for 14-16 minutes. 
  8. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  9. Enjoy warm, or let cookies cool to room temperature.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in In the Glow

A 5 Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation for Moms
A 5 Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation for Moms

January 16, 2022

We don’t need to tell you that this motherhood stuff is rough – long days and nights, lots of worry, lots of guilt. You meet with many emotional obstacles in both pregnancy and during motherhood as your pre-pregnancy life and identity shifts and you encounter the challenges of the journey to motherhood. We all could use a little grace and compassion, and sometimes the most obvious place to seek that is within.   
A Pure Ritual: Toxin-Free Skincare
A Pure Ritual: Toxin-Free Skincare

January 15, 2022

Our skin is our body’s largest organ. The prime purpose of our skin is to protect us from external toxins. In fact, because our skin is a “breathable” organ, up to 60% of what we apply topically is actually absorbed into your bloodstream. This is why it’s critical to ensure that the products we are using on our skin are made with clean ingredients. 
5 Best Times for Moms to Meditate
5 Best Times for Moms to Meditate

January 12, 2022

The best time for a busy mom to meditate is ANY time she can find. (Am I right?!) There are, though, some times of the day in which grabbing five minutes to yourself might be somewhat easier than others. Read on to discover the five best times for moms to meditate.