Friday, 23 August 2013

Lactation Chocolate Chip Cookies!





"This recipe is great for mothers who are breastfeeding. It helps to keep your milk supply up or increase your milk supply. Use more brewers yeast and oatmeal if you are wanting to increase your milk supply. You can use more chocolate chips if you like or any kind of chips," says Noel Trujillo. You can also safely eat these cookies during pregnancy in preparation for breastfeeding.



Madison Lee
My daughter, Holly, has just given birth to our Grand baby, she is having wonderful and rewarding success with nursing. Madi is a very happy baby, hense, Mommy and Daddy are happy too! Holly and I get together almost every other day, since Madi's birth, she is an angel, truly a living doll! Holly called the other day and asked if we could make "Lactation Cookies" together, that maybe I'd like to write about them on the blog? I said, "Of course! What is a lactation cookie?" She told me all about them, sent a recipe to me that she had researched, read all the reviews and thought was a good basic recipe. She changed a few things that reviewers thought made the cookies a bit better and we spent the day together with Madi, making these delicious cookies. I am over the Moon with this little peanut, as I'm sure most Grandma's are with their Grand children!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies 

Holly adapted from Noel Trujillo



Ingredients 

 Please try to source organic, local ingredients where possible – so much better for you.
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cups oats
    • 1 cup Bittersweet chocolate chips (we used Callebaut)
    • 2 -4 tablespoons brewer's yeast

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
  6. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
  8. Stir in oats and chips.
  9. Scoop onto baking sheet, flatten a little.
  1. Bake for 12 minutes.
  2. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.   
*If you are pregnant, be sure to bake them! Do not eat the dough due to the raw egg.

*If you are breastfeeding, try eating the dough as well as the cookies, as it seems to be even more effective at increasing supply, possibly 10 fold more than the cookies – and it’s delicious!

A reveiw- 

“YES, they DO WORK! I’ve found them especially helpful for afternoons and evenings when baby is cluster feeding and I seem to be all out of liquid gold – munch a couple of bikkies, have a big drink of water or milk (yum!) and you can feel your boobies expanding with fresh milk” — Glamourcide

This recipe will make a huge batch! You can bake enough for a few days and refrigerate or freeze the rest of the dough to bake at a later date. Or, make them all and freeze them, saving you having to make more later.  Another option is to bake half and eat the second half in batter form which is more effective if you want a quick hit!

These cookies taste really good! They are very healthy and can be eaten by anyone! Just look at this happy little teapot princess with her Mommy.
Everyone is happy!
Little Madi Lee likes Grandma Teapot to sing the "I'm a little teapot" song to her. We have a little dance we do together, that Holly calls, "The teapot Stomp"! Holly now calls me, "Grandma Teapot"! So, I wonder, is that my new name?? Hahaha! What ever Madi want's to call me is fine, I am smitten with this little teapot, she has captured my heart.




Cheers!
JJ   (aka Grandma Teapot)

16 comments:

  1. Those sound delicious! I recently made this recipe: http://weelicious.com/2013/02/22/gluten-free-vegan-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/ But I subbed coconut oil for butter, raw sugar, 1/2 carob chips 1/2 raisins, and ground my flax seeds in a coffee grinder! :) Micah's Mom

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    1. Hi Macah's Mom! I checked out your recipe, it really looks good! I use a dedicated coffee grinder for my spices too, it works great! Enjoy! Cheers! JJ

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  2. I wonder if I make some and eat it all I’ll lactate again. It’s only been nine years since I breastfed. :-) Vicki

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    1. Hahahaha! Thanks for reading Sew whats cooking with Joan! Cheers! JJ

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  3. Thanks so much! I am totally checking this out my "little guy"(about 15lbs and 7 wks!) Eats a ton! Kari

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    1. Hi Kari! It sounds like you are having great success with your nursing! These cookies are really good and will definitely help! Cheers! JJ

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  4. Curious, is Brewers Yeast just like regular yeast? Like is Brewers special? Jenn

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    1. "Brewer's yeast" is NOT the same as "Active dry yeast". I bought a canister of "Brewer's Yeast" at my local health food store on Mercer Island, Wa. However, I saw smaller canisters at Whole Foods. I believe it is available at most health food stores, GNC, Walgreens, Trader Joes and on line at Amazon. It is great to sprinkle over ice cream or put into your smoothie too! Cheers! JJ

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  5. They do just what they say they will do – MAKE MILK! And they are beyond delicious-Thanks
    Francesca,

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    1. Thanks for commenting Francesca!Enjoy!JJ

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  6. I had troubles with both my daughters in nursing…I tried medication but that option came with bad side-effects so I was so grateful for a natural way to boost my milk supply. This worked perfectly! Karen

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    1. I am so happy to hear you had success! Thanks for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  7. Your cookies are awesome. My husband ate some…still waiting for him to evolve and lactate. No results yet, so I guess I’ll just make more cookies to eat =)”

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    1. Let me know if lactation starts for hubby! Thank you for your humorous comment! Cheers! JJ

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  8. .

    I made these last night and they ARE good. Don't even notice the brewers yeast or the flax seed meal. I also heard that this was given to dairy cows. I have been eating old fashion oats every morning and adding flax seed to that as well. Plus I have been drinking a tea called "mothers milk" as I was told it would help....I am trying to build a supply for when I go back to work but started the proscess a little late.....I am praying all this works. My other though about these cookies is that the added calories will also help boost the supply! :D

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    1. Good luck! My daughter and I had dinner with family last night and she has reported success! She was able to have a glass of wine and gave "Princess Teapot" a bottle. Thank you for commenting and good luck! Cheer! Grandma Teapot

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