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Milk & Cookies: Cookies that Promote Breastfeeding

milkmakers lactation cookiesEveryone has a breast feeding story. Mine is wayyyyyy too long and complicated to get into here (truly). But let’s just say that I’ve tried everything—from imported medications to acupuncture and everything in between—to promote lactation. I’m (over!) qualified to tell you, first hand, that maintaining a supply of breast milk can be a lot of work.

Well, the work just got a little easier—and yummier—thanks to Milkmakers.

Developed by a breastfeeding mom trying to maintain her supply after returning to work, Milkmakers lactation cookies are chock full of oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, ingredients that work together to make a tasty treat beneficial for breast feeding.

And did I mention that they are yummy?!

According to the mastermind bakers behind Milkmakers:

“Oats are eaten by nursing moms worldwide to boost breastmilk supply, and are a nutritional powerhouse providing plenty of whole grains, fiber, iron, and an abundance of healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Brewer’s yeast is a traditional herbal remedy used to stimulate and increase the production of breastmilk and is a rich source of the B-vitamins and amino acids essential for nursing moms and their babies. Flax seed provides an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for brain development, which can be passed from mother to baby through breast milk.”

That’s all fine and dandy, but I know inquiring minds want to know more about how these cookies taste. The recipe, based on a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, yields a yummy, slightly oversized cookie with near perfect texture. The wholesome flavor is not too sweet, but just sweet enough to feel like a treat. Milkmakers strike the perfect balance between screw-it-tasty and good-for-you. Don’t believe me? Even my husband even got into the cookie action (after I assured him that they don’t cause lactation!).

What more can a (breastfeeding) girl ask for?

Find out more and order your own at milkmakers.com. You might even want to go even if you have no use for these cookies since Milkmakers has one of the best, cheekiest logos I’ve seen in ages.

Oh! And have a nursing mom on your holiday gift list? A 1, 3, 6, or 9 month supply of these treats would make an awesome holiday gift.

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