Exploring Lactation Supplements for Breastfeeding Moms
Lactation supplements can provide additional support for breastfeeding. Brewer’s Yeast, Flaxseed and Rolled Oats are some of the tastiest choices, and they are included in Juli’s Lactation Cookies so it’s easy for you to have them.
See below for information on other options too.
Rolled Oats: (included in Juli’s Lactation Cookies)
More than just a breakfast staple, oats are celebrated for their rich beta-glucans, a type of soluble fiber. This not only aids in digestion but is also linked to increased levels of prolactin, a hormone crucial for milk production.Brewer's Yeast: (included in Juli’s Lactation Cookies)
Commonly found in beer-making, brewer's yeast is a nutritional powerhouse. It's rich in B-vitamins, protein, and iron, making it a popular choice among breastfeeding mothers seeking a natural boost in milk supply.
A lot of women we've met at trade shows these past few years have said, "oh yeah, my mum said she got a glass of beer or Guinness after birth in the hospital!"
Flaxseed: (included in Juli’s Lactation Cookies)
Often found in lactation cookies and supplements, rolled oats and flaxseed contribute to the nutrient content and provide additional benefits for lactating mothers.
Rich in Nutrients: Packed with iron, vitamins, and minerals, fenugreek offers nutritional support for lactating moms.
- Allergies: Individuals with allergies to peanuts or chickpeas should exercise caution, as fenugreek belongs to the same botanical family.
- Many mamas find the fenugreek taste and smell overpowering which is why we haven’t included it in our cookies.
Digestive Aid: Known for its potential to support digestion, which indirectly influences lactation.
- Preexisting Conditions: Consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have preexisting health conditions or take medications.
Mild Diuretic: Fennel is believed to have mild diuretic properties, aiding in hydration.
- Potential Allergies: Individuals with allergies to celery, carrots, or mugwort may have cross-reactivity.
- Yeast Sensitivity: Individuals with yeast sensitivities should exercise caution or choose alternatives.
Liver Support: Milk thistle is known for its liver-supporting properties, which can indirectly influence lactation.
Antioxidant Rich: Contains antioxidants that contribute to overall well-being.
Consult with a healthcare provider, especially if you have preexisting conditions or take medications.
There’s a range of supplements and galactagogue ingredients that can help with your lactation journey. Juli’s Lactation Cookies are an easy and delicious way of combining rolled oats, brewer’s yeast and flaxseed into your diet (as well as giving you a treat!).
Please speak to your healthcare provider before introducing any new supplements into your routine.