Milk and Cookies (aka Lactation Cookies)
Thank you Kimberly from Zenana Spa and Wellness Center for the great review and for helping us spread the word about milkmakers to other breastfeeding moms.
April 1st, 2011
by Kimberly Bepler, ICPE, IAT (ICEA), PCD (DONA), CPD (CAPPA)
Milk and cookies?
Are those Girl Scout cookies going down a little too easy this winter? Did you know about milk-making cookies? A recipe for Lactation Cookies has long circled the internet, giving moms the hope that they can still eat delicious baked goods while building their milk supply.
I just discovered a new option for those who don’t have a grandma who bakes for them, or time to bake cookies themselves. Milk Makers is a new company that sells lactation cookies that you can keep in your freezer and enjoy as a daily treat to help you build or maintain your milk supply. The cookies were introduced to me by a new client who found them on her doorstep after welcoming her new baby home – she told me it was a guilt-free treat she looked forward to every day and she has had a great milk supply so far.
So that exactly are they? Chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal, flax, and brewers yeast to increase milk supply. Do they work? The mamas say yes. (And even if they don’t, they are pretty yummy going down!) Eating a cookie that benefits your milk supply sounds like an amazing win-win to mothers who are working desperately to keep providing milk for their babies, especially if moms have gone back to work and are relying on limited pumping times to drive their milk supply.
We have celebrated and welcomed “Lactation Cookies” for a couple years at the moms’ groups I facilitate at Providence. Read more here.