Did you know that there are a few key ingredients which new mums swear-by to increase their breast milk supply? While there isn’t scientific evidence on these ingredients increasing supply, new mums are heading to the shops to purchase “Lactation Boosting Cookies” and absolutely swear by them. This recipe includes Oats and Flaxseeds, commonly known to increase breast milk supply. The other ingredients will also support your overall health and in turn, support lactation.
Oats are a great source of soluble fibre, meaning they will slow down digestion and avoid spikes in your blood sugar levels. They are also loaded with important vitamins, minerals, antioxidant plant compounds and contain more protein and fat than most other grains.
Flaxseed is a great source of dietary fibre and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Also high in manganese, thiamine, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and plant-based protein. Flaxseed is also commonly known as linseed.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes to cool
• 1.5 cups rolled oats
• 1/4 cup raw almonds roughly chopped
• 1/4 cup raw walnuts roughly chopped
• 1 cup medjool dates pitted
• 2 tbsp pepitas
• 2 tbsp chia seeds
• 2 tbsp hemp seeds
• 2 tbsp flax seeds
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
These are great to keep in the freezer for a quick snack or breakfast on the go.