The Science Behind Lactation Cookies
As a new mother, ensuring a steady and healthy milk supply is a top priority. While breastfeeding is a natural process, some mothers may experience challenges in producing enough breast milk. Thankfully, there are various strategies and solutions available, one of which comes in the form of a lactation cookie..
Let’s delve into the benefits of lactation cookies, how they work, and why they have gained popularity among nursing mothers. Let's explore how these delicious treats can assist in boosting breast milk supply naturally.
The best way to understand the lactation cookie is to identify the role of each specific ingredient. These delicious treats are made of a combination of galactagogues, including oats, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed, and occasionally fenugreek.
Oats is a rich source of iron and fiber, which provides energy and supports digestive health. It is also believed to stimulate the production of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for milk letdown. Additionally, they contain saponins, compounds that may stimulate milk production.
Brewer’s Yeast is packed with essential vitamin B vitamins and minerals like chromium. It's known for its potential to increase breast milk production and combat fatigue.
Flaxseed is an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty acids, fiber, and lignans. It can help balance hormones and promote overall lactation health.
The inclusion of this combination of galactagogues coupled with a balanced diet & lots of fluids may be the answer to helping boost your milk supply.
By incorporating all these ‘super ingredients’ into our lactation cookies, breastfeeding moms now have an all round solution to combating a busy lifestyle and keeping their supply levels high.
It's important to note that lactation can be influenced by various factors, including a mother's overall health, stress levels, and proper breastfeeding techniques. Lactation cookies should not replace professional lactation support but can be a complementary addition to a well-balanced breastfeeding routine. Check out our three flavors here: Regular, Plant Based / Vegan and Gluten free (coming soon!).
Nourishing Motherhood: The Power of Lactation Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to provide essential nutrients and immune support to newborns, fostering a strong bond between mother and baby. However, many new moms may encounter challenges in maintaining a sufficient milk supply. Juli’s Cookie Co was motivated to provide a solution for these mother’s, the lactation cookie was the answer.
We will explore the wonders of Juli’s Cookie Co lactation cookies, their benefits, and how they can support lactation while providing a delicious treat for new moms.
Our lactation cookies are specially crafted treats designed to support lactation and enhance breast milk production. These cookies typically contain ingredients known to boost milk supply and nourish the mother's body during the breastfeeding journey. Common ingredients include oats, brewer's yeast, flaxseed, and nuts, all of which are believed to have lactogenic properties. (See article The Science Behind Lactation Cookies).
The combination of ingredients in the cookies we produce have a variety of benefits listed below.
The Benefits of Lactation Cookies: Pocket-Sized Convenience
- Milk Supply: The primary benefit of lactation cookies is their potential to boost milk production. The combination of oats, brewer's yeast, and flaxseed creates a nutritional powerhouse that helps some breastfeeding mothers experience a noticeable increase in milk supply.
- Nutrient-Rich: Lactation cookies often feature ingredients packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Oats, for example, are an excellent source of iron, while flaxseed provides omega-3 fatty acids, promoting overall health for both mom and baby.
- Easy and Convenient: For busy new moms, lactation cookies offer a convenient way to nourish themselves while on-the-go. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea during a quiet moment or as a quick snack between nursing sessions, lactation cookies provide a guilt-free indulgence.
- Enjoyable and Delicious: There's no need to sacrifice taste for functionality. Lactation cookies are crafted to be as delicious as traditional cookies, offering a satisfying treat for new mothers.
Lactation cookies have gained recognition among breastfeeding mothers as a delicious and natural way to support milk production. With their combination of carefully selected ingredients, these cookies offer a convenient and enjoyable method to boost breast milk supply.