Lactation cookies that are delicious and effective: a nursing win-win. (I may have been heavy-handed with the chocolate chips.)
When Leo was born, one of my biggest challenges was getting the hang of breastfeeding. Leo struggled with his latch, so much that nurses highly recommended we cut his tongue-tie. Joe and I graciously declined the procedure and so it took a couple of weeks before we got into the ease of things. Thankfully, our baby boy learned to latch-on and drink. It was a wonderful feeling for the three of us.
We then faced our second challenge: milk supply. I wasn’t producing as much as Leo needed, but our doctor was incredibly helpful with our situation. She advised me to keep up with a healthy, nursing-friendly diet and encouraged me to go on.
I started to drink Mother’s Milk Tea, which was highly recommended by the lactation consultant at my doctor’s practice. After doing research and getting the “okay” from Leo’s pediatrician, I was gulping 1 to 2 cups per day.
I also researched lactation cookies and was intrigued by the idea. Considering my sweet tooth, how could I say no to chocolate chip cookies that could boost my milk supply? That’s certainly a way to make both mommy and baby happy!
I used this recipe from savingdessert.com and it was exactly what our family needed. Following the recipe exactly, I managed to bake 40 large cookies! I was nervous about finding brewer’s yeast, but it turns out, I could easily scoop some up from Bulk Barn. It came up with great results and is the perfect snack to satisfy my cravings.