My lovely friend Fran has just had a sweet little Phoebe baby. It was worth dropping in a meal and some baking just for some lovely newborn cuddles!
Even though I had an incredibly tricky time of it I am a big fan of breastfeeding and hopefully can use some of F and my own experiences to help other mums and bubs. I must confess I used food as both comfort and reward when feeding was really hard, special breastfeeding biscuits would have decreased my guilt however!
I found these cookies on pinterest, originally from mummedia.net. Apparently it’s the linseed/flaxseed and brewer’s yeast that does the trick for increasing milk supply…and the chocolate can’t hurt either. Note- It needs to be brewer’s yeast rather than the bread making variety- I got mine from Holland and Barrett.
I halved this recipe which made about 15 digestive sized cookies-
Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Linseed Breastfeeding Cookies
1 cup butter / margarine
1 cup raw sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons linseed meal
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1 cup milk or white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
1. Preheat oven to 180 c (fan forced) 200c (regular oven)
2. Mix together 2 tbs of linseed meal and water and pop it aside
3. Cream butter and sugar
4. Add eggs one at a time, mix well.
5. Mix in linseed mixture and add with vanilla to the butter mixture and beat until blended.
6. Sift together dry ingredients and add to butter mixture.
7. Stir in oats, then chocolate chips
8. Spoon onto non stick baking sheet or one lined with baking paper.
Bake approximately 10 – 15 minutes (depending on whether you like them crunchy or soft!)