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Have you heard about lactation cookies? They may be the best-kept secret among breastfeeding mothers. The ingredients in these super yummy cookies work in a number of different ways to help mums boost and maintain their milk supply for their hungry little ones.
Each box of Cookies has 10 cookies in it. Lovely big plump cookies at no less that 40g each.
What makes these cookies so special you ask? They contain galactagogues, which are substances that promote lactation in humans and animals. Galactagogues can be found in various herbs and foods.
The brewer's yeast, wheat germ, flaxseed meal and whole oats in lactation cookies are what specifically help with a lactating mother's milk supply.
Brewer's yeast is most commonly known for its use in the production of beer. Brewers yeast contains iron, protein, B vitamins, chromium, selenium and various other trace minerals. Not only does it promote milk supply, it is also believed to help with fatigue (we all know what that feels like) and the "baby blues."
Wheat germ is beneficial because it contains zinc, which is a must for breastfeeding. Zinc helps the immune system and even helps to protect cracked nipples (ouch!) which are a common occurrence when breastfeeding. Like brewer's yeast, it is also believed to help with postpartum depression.
Oats are another must for breastfeeding mothers. They are high in fibre and packed full of iron, protein and complex carbohydrates. Low levels of iron in the body can actually reduce milk supply.
Flaxseed is full of good fats and enzymes, which are important for increasing the content of breast milk.
Did you know that anyone can eat lactation cookies? Yep, even dads! They are just packed full of nutrients that everybody needs.