What in the world are lactation cookies?
Lactation cookies contain ingredients called galactagogues like oats, brewers yeast and flaxseed. If you're not currently breastfeeding but find yourself drawn to these insanely mouthwatering cookies? Never fear! They will not give your t-shirts wet patches and you are completely fine to eat them like a normal cookie.
What galactagogues are included in Made to Milk lactation cookies?
Oats - Possesses amazing health properties in addition to being a super galactagogue. They are high in fibre, B vitamins, manganese, phosphorous and magnesium, they are seen as a ‘nourishing’ grain and also a ‘carminative’ in the herbal world. Studies have also shown that oats assist in appetite control (they are a low glycemic whole grain and help keep you fuller for longer) and weight loss/maintenance. They contain natural phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that improve the immune system defences, they may reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure and help to lower cholesterol.
Brewer's Yeast - A good source of iron, chromium and selenium, brewer's yeast also contains several B vitamins, though not B-12. Brewer's yeast has a history of use as a galactagogue.
Flaxseed - High in omega-3 and dietary fibre. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.
How many should I eat?
Most moms find that 1-2 cookies a day is all they need! Every momma's body is different so if you need to adjust from this amount per day - go right ahead! You might even find yourself sneaking a couple extra cookies anyway...just because they taste SO DAMN GOOD!
Please keep in mind that lactation cookies are meant to compliment an established feeding regime and healthy diet. If you feel like there may be a greater milk supply issue at play, PLEASE contact a lactation consultant or doctor.
How long can I store Made to Milk packet mixes?
Made to Milk packet mixes are sealed and have a shelf life of at least nine months. Once baked, the cookies can then be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Here at Made to Milk, we pump out the goods (pun intended) as quick as possible. Orders are usually dispatched within 24-48hrs of placing your order (unless we are out of town). Keep an eye on your inbox or feel free to reach out, we'll keep you updated.
We looove our Made to Milk mommas and stand behind our products. If you're unhappy for any reason, you can return the products for a full refund (minus shipping costs) within 30 days. Love the product but somethings not quite right? Please let Made to Milk know of any defective goods within 3 days of receipt of purchase. We'll get it taken care of.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if you simply change your mind after purchase. Maybe a fellow milking momma might appreciate some cookie goodness? Made to Milk cookies make great gifts!