Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

Hi there!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I think I’m officially in full on nesting mode.  I woke up early Saturday morning with all sorts of energy even though I didn’t sleep great.  I went for a long walk, then spent the morning prepping a few freezer meals, cleaning, and organizing.  I was back at it again on Sunday after another long walk we ran a bunch of errands then came home to do more organizing and meal prepping.  Usually around 1:00 I’m dead tired and have take a nap but the past few days I’ve just been tackling one thing after another.  Nesting?  Yep!

One of the “meals” I prepped this weekend were these cookies that I know will definitely be enjoyed soon.

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Lactation cookies!    After I had The Love Nugget I struggled to produce milk for him.  He screamed and cried for several months and it wasn’t until we started to supplement with formula and introduce solid foods that he finally settled down.  We determined he was probably just starving!

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I did try to up my milk supply and met with a lactation consultant who told me to pump often on top of nursing.  Still I had issues.  I know part of my lack of milk was most likely due to jumping right back into running and not eating enough calories.  Lesson learned.  Which is also part of the reason I’m stocking my freezer with snacks that will help to keep my supply up.  Like cookies!

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These cookies include a few ingredients that are said to help increase milk supply.

~ Fenugreek

~ Flax seed

~ Oats

~ Coconut oil

~ Brewers yeast

Plus the goodness of nut butter and chocolate chips.  Not to mention it’s a cookie and what nursing, hormonal, tired mom doesn’t want cookies???

Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup brewers yeast
  • 1 tbsp or 5 capsules of fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together the wet ingredients.
  4. Add dry into wet and mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips then scoop onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Gently press down to a flattened disk then bake for -10 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool then enjoy or freeze.
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2016/06/06/lactation-cookies/

I’m feeling much more prepared now that I have these cookies stocked in the freezer 😉  Amongst some other meals 🙂  Now if only this little guy would decide to make his appearance…

 

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Wear says:

    Such a good idea! I found drinking a lot of water, sticking to walking and light weights and Mother’s Milk tea helped. Good luck!

  2. Yum! You should do a post on freezer meal ideas for new moms! Can i eat these and not be pregnant?! hahaha they look awesome!

  3. Love it! I went on a supply-increasing tear recently – I might have to revisit that so I can get these cookies involved! 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      They are really good! I had to hide them in the freezer so I wouldn’t eat them 😉