Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lactation Cookies

As promised...

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
4 Tbls water
2 Tbls ground flax seed
2 eggs
1 Tbls vanilla
2 c. flour
2-4 Tbls brewers yeast
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c. oats
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix flaxseed and water.  Let stand 5 minutes
Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar
Add eggs.  Mix
Add flaxseed/water combo and vanilla.  Mix
Add flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, salt.  Mix
Stir in oats and chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

So they're actually quite good.  At least I like them.  They taste like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  So what makes them "lactation cookies?"  I'm assuming its mainly the brewers yeast and oats.  In addition to my fenugreek etc., I've also been told to take a couple tsp of brewers yeast everyday to help my milk...  I haven't done this.  I have however started eating oatmeal every morning.  (This also supposedly helps.)  I'm not a big oatmeal fan, but with a little sugar and some strawberries, it is tolerable.

While I'm on the subject I've also been told that drinking a beer helps.  What?!?  At least that's what I said the first time I was told this.  I was a bit skeptical.  But then 3 or 4 other people told me to drink a beer to help my milk production over the next few days.  So I had Chris pick up some beer on the way home from work a couple weeks ago.  And you know what?  It helps!  Not really long term, I don't think.  But the nights that I've drank a beer with dinner or before going to bed, I've pumped out more milk over my next few pumping sessions than normal.  At first I thought it was coincidence, but when it happened the next 2 times I drank a beer I had to concede that there is some connection between beer and milk let-down.  Not sure why...maybe something to do with the hops or the yeast??

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to make these for my friends who have babies!! So cute!


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