Why these Specific Ingredients for our Breast Milk Cookies?
Our breastfeeding cookies not only increase supply, but they increase the quality (richness) of breast milk by adding important vitamins, fats and nutrients to the mix.
Oats - Contains Saponins. Saponins help to increase levels of the lactation hormone Prolactin. They also increases Oxytocin (feel good hormone) levels, which is another important hormone for lactation. Oats are also full of protein, vitamins and minerals. More about oatmeal and your breast milk supply.
Flaxseeds (linseed) - Contains high amounts of fatty acids. Giving you and your baby’s immune system a boost.
Brewers yeast - Contains a lot of Vit B.
Coconut oil - Increases the levels of lauric and capric acid in breast milk, therefore, your milk will contain an increased amount of antimicrobials. This means extra protection from viruses, bacteria and fungus (yeast infections) for you and your baby.
3 - 5 cookies should increase supply, but please do take into account your daily calorie limit when adding these to your diet. More than 5 cookies per day cannot harm you, but you might end up gaining some unwanted extra pounds.
Water intake while breastfeeding is important. A non-lactating woman needs to drink 1 cup (250ml) of water per 10kg of body weight, plus 1 extra per day. For example: If you weigh 80kg, you need to drink 9 cups of water per day. So if a non-lactating women needs that much water, how much more doesn’t a lactating mother need? I would suggest an extra two cups at least. Are you drinking enough water?
Avoid artificial nipples and dummies that take the place of your breast. Allowing comfort nursing is the best way to increase milk supply.
If after using some of the advice on our website and trying this lactation recipe, you still have issues with a low milk supply, you should please contact a lactation consultant in your area.
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Great supplement for boosting supply Not rated yet The very best way to boost milk supply is letting your baby suckle as often and as long as s/he wants. No pump on earth can best a suckling babe.