Lactation Station

Welcome nursing momma's!!  Just having baby #3 and experiencing oversupply with my first two and now I am just making enough I can't help but feeling like I need a boost.  While I know that on demand nursing is best for baby as neither of us have to deal with the pain of oversupply its an adjustment for me.   I do like to have tips on hand because with my first two I also experienced a dip in my milk at certain points, so this round I am prepared.  Tea, Supplement, and cookies ... who doesn't want an excuse to eat cookies ;) 

I am not a Dr. these are just tips and tricks that worked for me in my previous years nursing!  If any questions as to if this will work for you I always advise seeking a lactation consultant or your OB.  

                                                                   All milk boosting items!! 

                                                                   All milk boosting items!! 

 

Mothers Milk Tea -  

1 Cup, three times a day!  I think it already has a sweet taste but if you need more, stevia is a great option or honey.  I like to do morning, noon, and night.

Fenugreek - 

2 pills, three times a day!  Fair warning that it is VERY common to smell like maple syrup!  Baby can too!! 

Lactation Energy Bites -

These are very similar to my favorite clean eating chocolate bar recipe, this time we are adding Brewers Yeast for a boost in milk & Chia Seeds for a boost in energy!  That is like a new mom's dream combo!! 

Chocolate Lactation/Energy Treats

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (no substitutes here)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • Optional add ins – 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup coconut

Melt the peanut butter and coconut oil on the stovetop.  Stir in the chocolate until melted.  Add the honey.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.  Scoop into mini muffin tins lined with paper.  Or pour into an 8×8 dish to make bars.  Cover and refrigerate until firm.  12-24 hours.

Lactation Cookies 

Ingredients Needed

  • 3 Tablespoons Brewer Yeast (do not substitute)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flaxseed (Amazon)
  • 3 Cups Slow Rolled Oats 
  • 2 Cups of Organic Dark Chocolate Chips 
  • 3 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup of Butter
  • 1 Cup of White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons of Water
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the water with the Flaxseed Meal in a small bowl and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and the eggs in a bowl and beat with a mixer for 2-3 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Add the flaxseed to the mixture until well blended and set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and brewer’s yeast. You can use a spatula to mix the ingredients together. Combine this mixture to the butter mixture which takes another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir the oats, chocolate chips, and the peanut butter into the mixture until well blended.
  7. Using a tablespoon scoop out mixture and place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. I used my hands to create little balls of cookie dough. Make sure to space them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-13 minutes depending on your oven. Mine were baked for exactly 11 minutes then I allowed them to cool on the pan for another 3-4 minutes and they were baked perfectly.

This recipe makes about 40 lactation cookies so you will have some on hand for awhile!

Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies

INGREDIENTS

 2 tbsp Flaxseed Meal                                          4 tbsp Water                                                    1 cup butter, softened                                        1 cup organic coconut sugar                                  1 cup packed brown sugar                                    2 eggs                                                              1 tbsp vanilla                                                  1/2 cup pumpkin puree                                        1.5 cups flour                                                    1 tsp salt  (optional)                                            1 tsp baking soda                                                1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice                                      3 tbsp brewer’s yeast                                        4 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats                          1 bag dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  2. In a small bowl mix two tablespoons flaxseed meal with four tablespoons of water. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup packed brown sugar.
  4. Then add two eggs one at a time.
  5. After the eggs have been mixed in add 1 tbsp vanilla and 1/2 cup pumpkin puree. Set aside.
  6. In another bowl combine 1.5 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice and 3 tbsp brewer’s yeast.
  7. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  8. Then fold in 4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats and 1 bag of dark chocolate chips.
  9. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon the cookie dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet.

Even the dough of these cookies is divine!! Not that I promote eating it because the raw eggs but ya know, in case your a rebel and want to swipe your finger to try it.