What the Heck Are Lactation Cookies?! #FoodieFriday

A few months back, one of my coworkers who was pregnant, asked if I knew how to bake lactation cookies. Knowing I dabbled in baking in my Boozie Cakes adventures years back, she assumed I knew what she was talking about.

My answer to her was:

So she sent me a few links and Pinterest pins on lactation cookie recipes. It looked rather similar to my chocolate chip cookie recipe but with oats, brewers yeast, and flaxseed meal.

According to www.milkmakers.com, these ingredients are essential because
  • Oats are eaten by nursing moms worldwide to boost breast milk 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 breast milk 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.
So once my coworker had her baby, I have baking lactation cookies a try with a
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies by Noel Trujillo. The oats, brewers yeast, and flaxseed meal I all bought at Whole Foods. You can find your oats and flaxseed meal in your regular grocery store, but the brewers yeast can be found online or in specialty stores. 

The recipe was super easy to follow and the cookies baked perfectly!

The new mommy said the cookies did work and it made baby very happy!

Baby, her mommy's lacation cookies, and the cookie delivery visit from your truly