The Best Lactation Cookies for New Moms!
As a new father, I looked to find ways to help my wife during this stressful and sleepless time. Support can come in many ways. And finding little ways to treat a new mom is certainly one of them. And finding a treat that also can help with their new job breastfeeding is a bonus.
I put together a lactation cookie recipe that balances the important ingredients supposed to aid in lactation with ingredients that make a downright delicious lactation cookie.
That's where these delicious lactation cookies come in! I scoured the internet and tried numerous recipes, most of which were either too dry or too sweet. And some were just plain cookies (without the lactation benefits). After much trial and error, I put together a lactation cookie recipe that balances the important ingredients supposed to aid in lactation with ingredients that make a downright delicious lactation cookie.
The recipe makes about 40 small lactation cookies. I would recommend freezing half of the cookies and thawing them out later on. This way, you'll have plenty of lactation cookies at the ready when you or your new mom needs them. I use all organic ingredients in my recipe, but people feel differently about the importance of using organic ingredients. That one's up to you!
What is a lactation cookie?
Lactation cookies contain special ingredients that are meant to aid in the production of breastmilk for new moms. Most resemble an oatmeal cookie due to the large quantity of oats in the cookies.
Beneficial lactation cookie ingredients
- Rolled Oats
- Brewer's Yeast
Do lactation cookies work?
There's actually almost no scientific research on whether lactation cookies actually aid in breastmilk production for new moms. There have been studies regarding each of the three ingredients listed above, however—so combining them in one easy-to-eat lactation cookie is likely a helpful thing.
And even if they don't work, lactation cookies make the new mom in the family feel good, which definitely supports her a lot!
|1 ea||Mixing bowls|
|1 ea||Pastry blender|
|1 ea||Stirring Spoon|
|3 cups||Old-fashioned Rolled Oats|
|1 1/2 cups||Unbleached All-purpose Flour|
|4 tbsp.||Brewer's Yeast|
|4 tbsp.||Ground Flaxseed|
|1/2 tsp.||Baking Powder|
|1/2 tsp.||Baking Soda|
|1/2 tsp.||Ground Cinnamon|
|12 tbsp.||Unsalted Butter|
|4 tbsp.||Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil|
|1 1/2 cups||Cane Sugar|
|1 ea||Egg Yolk|
|2 tsp.||Vanilla extract|
|1/2 cup||Chopped Walnuts|
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