I’m going to let you know now that I am the queen of easy delicious meals. Well, at least at my house. I don’t enjoy making food that has too many steps so I kept my oatmeal lactation cookies short and sweet. Only 4 ingredients with the option to add more to quickly help boost your milk supply. A huge plus, these are lactation cookies are made without brewers yeast that usually leaves you twisting up your face. If you want to learn more about the benefits of lactation check out this article by Parenting.
Becoming An Exclusive Pumper
Nothing turns out the way you planned, right?before my first delivery I had prepped everything to become a master at breastfeeding. I just wanted to be the best mother I could be doing I wasn’t convinced that meant breastfeeding my baby until he couldn’t tell me he was done. Little did I know there were other plans for our future. I became an exclusive pumper when my oldest son, Gozie, wouldn’t latch. I had already had a traumatic delivery that had already left me feeling less than, read more about it here. In the days following his birth I began to feel a sense of gloom anytime I knew he was hungry because it meant more bleeding nipples and a baby crying from hunger. I was engorged with milk and knew I was determined to get my breastmilk to my son.
No Shame In Our Mommy Game
All this to say that we can’t measure how good of a mother we are by anyone else’s ruler. I am the best mom I can be with what I was given. You are too! I know that these delicious lactation cookies will help your milk supply, but if you still struggle, there is no shame. I thought I would be devastated or even judged as a first-time mom for not directly breastfeeding my son. That wasn’t the case, or at least I stop caring about Mommy judgment . I felt a sense of relief everytime Gozie was able to take the bottle and grow into a chubby little guy. As a first-time exclusive pumper, I was blessed with oversupply. I attribute it to my 10 secrets of boosting milk supply, including these easy lactation cookies. They are filled with galactagogue goodness plus chocolate chips. I actually made a recent batch with white chocolate chips because….white chocolate is AMAZING.
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Ultimate Easy Lactation Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are not only delicious but have powerful galactagogues, including Mrs. Patel's Crunch Munch, to help increase milk supply whenever you need a boost, or a tasty nursing snack
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate or white chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp Flaxseed meal
- 1 Tbsp Mrs. Patel's Crunch Munch (Optional)
Heat Oven to 350
Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper
In a bowl, mash bananas
Mix in oats, chocolate chips, flaxseed and (optional) Mrs. Patel's Crunch Munch
Line spoonfuls of dough along parchment paper.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cookies will be soft until they cool completely