What is a lactation cookie?
Oats are full of dietary fibre which is a wonderful ingredient for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers as they help relieve constipation. They are a great source of essential vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid, biotin and vitamin e. They also have a low glycemic index and help provide longer lasting energy and what new mother doesn't need that?
Aka flaxseeds contain omega 3 essential fatty acids which can help prevent excess biochemicals that the body produces under stress, making them great for busy parents.
Back in 2012 when I decided to use coconut oil for my cookies I was met with so much disdain from food scientists, but the research and knowledge I had proved that it was the best ingredient for these cookies as it's dairy free. It's also a medium chain fatty acid containing lauric acid. Mothers milk also contains lauric acid so how great is that for a lactation cookie. Coconut oil is also known for its antifungal, antimicrobrial, and antiviral property's. It's also great for your skin and hair. Supermodel Miranda Kerr says she eats 3 tspns every day to help maintain her glow.
Buckwheat flour is high in lysine, b vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper. It's also high in fibre and it contains the right essential amino acids. Best of all it's wheat free.
Both of these have been used for centuries in many cultures as a galactogogue aid. In India a tea of fenugreek is made for new mothers to drink every morning to assist with milk production.
Of course I think Totally Devoted cookies are the best as all of these ingredients were well researched and naturopathically approved to help provide new mothers with a nutrient dense but still great tasting cookie to easily assist them in their breastfeeding journey.
They are all wheat, dairy and preservative free so the digestion of both mum and baby are at ease - but that's a whole other post.
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Happy feeding mummas!