Lactation Oatmeal Cookies...

... for those moments when you crave something sweet!

You will need:

1 cup of melted butter

1 cup of Rapadura sugar or honey

1 cup of brown sugar

2 TBSP crushed flaxseed

4 TBSP of water

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups of white flour or dinkel flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

3 cups of oats

1 cup raisins

2 TBSP brewers yeast

Preheat oven to 220 C . Mix flaxseeds, brewer’s yeast and water, set aside. Blend butter, sugars/honey, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and flour. Add oats and raisins. Stir well. Roll out dough and cut into cookies with cookie cutters. Bake for 10-15min. Enjoy with your nursing tea! 

Herbs have been used as galactagogues for centuries. Combinations of different plants believed to stimulate and support milk production and promote relaxation have been passed down from generation to generation. One of the most common and traditional ways to prepare these herbs is by making tea.

Herbal teas are generally considered safe, but there are always exceptions. Many of the herbs used in nursing teas have been used as medications throughout history. Just as with any other medication, many herbs have side effects when taken in large doses. You should always consult your doctor or lactation consultant before using any herbal supplements, including teas, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your health care provider can instruct you on the herbs and dosages that are right for your specific situation.