Jump to content
9 replies to this topic
Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:11 PM
Ive read in another thread somewhere on eb about lactation cookies - Ive never heard of them before and wondered if anyone can tell me what they are for.... and maybe even the recipe.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:10 PM
They are cookies made with oats and brewers yeast (amongst other things), both of which are supposed to help increase your supply.
I've not had supply issues to have to make them so can't help you out with a recipe, but google brings up a bunch of different recipes
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:02 PM
Here's the recipe OP
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:15 PM
I made the ones from the PP's bellybelly.com.au link the other week.
I added sultanas, diced dried apricots and dark choc chips as the 'additionals'. I'm pretty sure they helped with my supply (I've been having issues) and since running out the other day I've noticed a difference. I'm baking more tomorrow.
I wasn't too fussed on the raw dough, but the cooked biscuits were delicious. I'd have a few with a cup of tea.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:51 PM
I make lactation cookies using the condensed milk biscuit recipe (which I also got off here).
Mine are packed with all sorts of goodies, but the "active" ingredients are flaxseed meal, brewers yeast, and oats. I also add coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit (apple, apricots, sultanas) and nuts (pine nuts and slivered almonds).
Lots of good things for a breastfeeding mum.
I can post the actual recipe with quantities if anyone wants me to.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:50 AM
Thanks everyone - Im not quite at that stage yet - still have a few months to go but ill be baking them - sounds like the rest of the family might like them too....
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:10 PM
Seriously...just buy the Boobie bikkies from pinky McKay. I chased the ingredients from health store to health store...made the cookies and were singlehandedly the foulest thing I've ever tasted. The brewers yeast and flaxseed are sitting in their expensive bags in the pantry taunting me. The boobie bikkies are delish and work out to $2 each....I definitely rate them!
Edited by DeeT, 18 December 2012 - 10:12 PM.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:09 AM
I made Bill Granger's oat and choc chip cookies.
I have a plentiful supply, but these are a great medium GI snack for the middle of the night. They taste wonderful. One quantity makes about 32 biscuits, so I am freezing the dough in 8 biscuit batches, and baking them every so often so they're always pretty fresh.
I think a snack with oats and good hydration is as important as rest for making milk... but I don't really subscribe to foods like brewers yeast actually promoting milk production. Raisin toast and a hit chocolate would also probably do the same job.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have celebrated their 11-month-old baby Luna's first word with an adorable Instagram post.
A new mum shared a hilarious photo of her partner during labour that lots of dads will relate to.
From the world of super obvious science comes the news that you can never hold your baby too much.
Two mums gave birth in adjoining hospital rooms a few hours apart. They had never met, and had each chosen their baby's name earlier in the pregnancy.
It's hard to believe than in 2017 mums are still receiving flak for breastfeeding in public, but that's what one US mum claims happened in IKEA.
Author Jancee Dunn hopes her new book will help mums deal with the stresses that parenthood can place on an otherwise happy relationship.
They imagined that while I was away, I would be glued to the couch, beer in hand. In no way would I actually be helping my wife.
How hard can it be, you think?
The prettiest and most unexpected maternity shoot for a much-wanted rainbow baby.
If you've ever been in possession of a toddler, you'll know that it's next to impossible to get anything done.
My three-year-old daughter is one of the strongest little women that I know. As I watch her grow into this amazing person, I can't help but feel accomplished and proud.
Singer John Legend has opened up about supporting wife Chrissy Teigen through postnatal depression.
The question, "Did you sleep well last night?" should be easy to answer. Either a yes (if you're lucky), or a no.
Tammin Sursok has written an essay sharing her personal experience with postnatal anxiety.
Whether breastfeeding is going well or you are finding it harder than you expected, taking care of you needs to be a priority.
Being pregnant at the same time as your best friend means double the excitement.
Actor and comedian, Dax Shepard has given a hilarious recap of the lengths he'll go to get, and keep, his kids asleep.
A new life is brought gently into the world with tender and expert hands.
Every parent knows toddlers can move fast, now one mum is warning about the dangers of allowing small children anywhere near vacuum cleaners.
Top 5 Articles
Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!
Free ticket offer