I ate lots of cookies when I was breastfeeding. They were of the Mint Slice variety and not all that good for me (nutritionally that is, but I suspect good for my emotional health).
Milkmakers is a US-based bakery that makes lactation cookies. What?! Yes, lactation cookies. The cookies contain key ingredients including oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, which have been shown to provide nutrients that benefit the health of both breastfeeding mothers and their babies as well as essential fatty acids, fibre, protein and iron.
Milkmakers offer US residents a monthly ‘cookie subscription‘ service so that you have ample supply to munch on during the time you are breastfeeding. It would certainly make a unique gift for new mums!
Milkmakers are not available in Australia but we’d love to hear your thoughts – would you buy a ‘lactation cookie’?