If you are a mom struggling low breast milk supply, then this is the post for you. When I delivered my daughter, my milk didn’t come until the fourth day. It was one of the lowest moment in my life because i felt like a failure. I felt terrible that I couldn’t feed my daughter. It specially hurt me because I could try latching her and nothing was coming out just yet and all she could do was cry. ( I cried along sometimes). The nurses at the hospital insisted that they will not discharge me or else I will be back with a sick baby (Jaundice). They tried a few medication and my mom in law already brought a few flasks of soup and porridge but nothing worked. On the third day I was almost giving up until my friend visited with homemade lactation cookies. And I tried them. On the forth day, I had to pump out excess milk. I know you know how it feels to know that you have more than you need and can store for future use.
When I got home I asked for the recipe. It’s so easy to make lactation cookies. I made sure I had at least two lactation cookies daily. The results were amazing. I have never given formula! I had so much milk that my baby was fully fed and I could manage to pump 400ml daily. When I was going back to work, my freezer was full of stash. She is turning one year in a week and the last bag was used last weekend for milk bath! Do you know other benefits of breastmilk other than feeding? Well, Keep at wow mom and I will tell you.
My passion is to educate parents. I know the question in your head right now is, What do these lactation cookies have that increase breast milk supply? How do they work? The secret is in the ingredients. The must have in the lactation cookies is Oats, Flax or Fanugreek seed, Brewer’s yeast. These are ingredients you can easily find in the supermarket. These great ingredients are rich in galactagogue and beta-glucan that increase prolactin [known as the breastfeeding hormone] levels in both humans and animals. For more details on each ingredient, check out here.
Lets go to the recipe:
3 cup of whole wheat flour (brown aka Atta)
3 cup of oats
3 tbsp of brewer’s yeast
3 tbsp of cocoa (add more as per your preference)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter/ margarine
2 table spoon of flax seed or fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp of baking powder
3 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350°.Mix the flax seed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Mix sugar and butter and mix well. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add flax seed and mix well. Sift flour, brewer’s yeast, baking powder and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix. Add oats and cocoa and mix well. The result is very thick butter (nearly a soft dough). Scoop the butter in equal sizes and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Your delicious, healthy lactation cookies are ready. To keep them crispy, store in a closed
It’s that simple. Remember you still need to keep taking plenty of hot fluids. Eat balanced diet, and relax and enjoy that moment of nurturing your baby. To spice them up, you can add vanilla or any essence that you prefer. To make them fruity, you can add raisins. Am waiting for your feedback on this Sure bet recipe. For those who have not followed me yet on Facebook, please do so not to miss out on such amazing stuff.
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