Craving a warm treat that’s healthy for you and baby?! These oatmeal cookies, lovingly named “lactation cookies,” because of the benefit they provide in the breastfeeding period, have been a Brookhaven staple for years now. Made with nutrient dense foods, they provide the whole grains, iron, fiber, amino acids and calories to naturally stimulate and increase milk production.
Flax seed is one super food you’ll find in these cookies. Flax seed has phytoestrogens that promote breast milk production. Flax seeds includes healthy fats which you need while breastfeeding. Brewer’s yeast is another superfood this yummy treat. Brewer’s yeast is a healthy nutritional supplement that contains B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium, selenium, and other minerals. Not only will it stimulate milk production, it also give you more energy, has a positive effect on your mood, and helps gets rid of the baby blues.
Your body requires extra calories while breastfeeding, and it’s best to get those calories from a whole foods source. Having a quick and easy snack on hand, is a sure way to make sure you get the nutrient you need.