Tuesday, February 1, 2011
One of my favorite treats lately are lactation cookies, something I had never heard of until I visited my friend Keri of Quaint and Quirky who was a few weeks postpartum and baking them. Yes, she was baking when her daughter was only a few weeks old. I was inspired. However, if you don't have time to bake them yourself then buy yourself a few bags of milkmakers and eat up. They're full of oats, brewer's yeast, and flax seed - all galactagogues, which are substances that promote lactation. Or try yummy mummy cookies which contain about a zillion good-for-you-and-baby ingredients, too. If you're really ambitious postpartum then whip up a few batches of this recipe from epicurious and let me know how they taste. All I can say that a cookie that increases milk production just can't be bad!