Our Recipes & Ingredients
Not only do our recipes taste great and boost your energy but they are packed with oats, brewers yeast and flax seed, which are ingredients that have been eaten by women for hundreds of years to naturally support milk supply, called ‘galactagogues’.
We take pride in selecting our wholesome ingredients, including wholemeal flour and unrefined sugars, and source from brands who share our values. We use 70% dark chocolate chips in our chocolate chip cookies and Pip & Nut peanut butter in our peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
They can be enjoyed by those other than breastfeeding mamas, but shhh… we won’t tell if you don’t want to share!
More about our 'Galactagogues'*
Brewers Yeast* - Mothers frequently find that supplementing wit Brewers Yeast, increases their milk supply. They also sometimes say they feel more energetic and emotionally balanced whilst taking yeast. This may signal a lack of essential nutrients in their diet, especially vitamin B. Brewers yeast is high in vitamin B12. It is also a good source of protein, and good levels of phytoestrogen, which also helps with milk supply boosting.
People who are allergic to yeast or who are very prone to fungal infections should avoid brewers yeast, and therefore our cookies.
Oats* - One of our most nutritious foods, oats contain proteins, vitamins, minerals and a trace of elements that nourish the nerves, support the metabolism of fats and uplift the spirit. In traditional medicine, both the seed and leaf are taken. Oats are a nervine tonic, used in the treatment of nervous exhaustion, which is common postpartum. Oats are widely taken today to increase milk production as a food and as a supplement. Like many other galactagogues, oats are anti depressants, antispasmodic and they increase perspiration. Allergies to oats are very occasional.
Flax seed* - Rich in essential fatty acids (good for babies brain development), the oils are rich in phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production and contain hormonal precursors which may influence the chemistry of action, boosting supply. Overdosing on flaxseed will reduce the absorption of EFA's therefore we do not recommend taking flax supplements at the same time as eating our cookies.
*Source: Mother Food, Hilary Jacobsen