Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lactation Cookies to Boost Milk Supply!

The three most important ingredients that make these cookies so successful with improving lactation are the oats, flaxseed meal and brewer’s yeast.  The oats are full of fiber and iron, and are a great source of added calories.  And let’s face it, nursing mothers NEED calories in order to produce milk!  The flaxseed is also packed with fiber and helps improve lactation…which brings us to Brewer’s yeast.  Most moms wouldn’t feel comfortable downing a heavy beer at least once a day while breastfeeding/pumping (although they might want to), and Brewer’s yeast is what is in the beer that helps improve lactation.  So, why not put them in a cookie with no alcohol, also packed with a lot of fiber and calories, AND it tastes good??  Can’t go wrong with this.  :)
*Thick cut oats, flaxseed meal and Brewer’s yeast are available at health food stores.
1 cup butter (2 sticks, softened)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons Brewer’s yeast
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups thick cut oats
1 bag chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.Mix flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
Add eggs.
Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla.
Beat until well blended.
Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips.
Add butter mix to dry ingredients, beat well.
Stir in the oats and then the choc chips.
Using cookie scoop, drop on baking stone.
Bake 11-13 minutes.

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