Milk Maker Cookies and Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms, Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Milk Maker Cookies
milk maker cookies and nutrition for breastfeeding moms vegan gluten free best recipe

My sweet friend Chelsea and her husband just welcomed another beautiful baby girl into their family! Congrats to the whole clan!

After I had Noah, one of my closest friends sent me “milk maker” cookies.  This company is adorable, check out their logo…

These cookies tasted wonderful and were a quick snack; easy to eat with one hand while trying to care for a newborn!  They contain flax, brewer’s yeast and oats.  These ingredients are claimed to boost milk supply.

While I love the idea of using functional foods to boost milk production unfortunately, I learned in my CLC training that there is not enough scientific proof they actually work 🙁

But I say, who cares!  Eat those cookies girls…you deserve them!  I can only imagine the amount of calories burned during labor!

What has been proven to improve a mother’s milk supply is consuming adequate calories, which can be hard to do when you’ve got a new baby!  Making milk takes a lot of energy, upwards of 500 extra calories per day!  Women need to replenish their energy stores as to not become nutritionally depleted.

Breastfeeding Mommies, remember to:

  • Consume 3 meals and at least 2 snacks per day
  • Balance meals/snacks with fruits, veggies, grains, protein and healthy fats
  • Continue taking your prenatal vitamins
  • Drink to satisfy thirst
  • Rest as much as possible!!! (Easier said than done!)

Oh yeah, and don’t forget to enjoy a cookie…

Here is my recipe for milk  maker cookies!

milk maker cookies and nutrition for breastfeeding moms vegan gluten free best recipe
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Milk Maker Cookies

The best recipe for Milk Maker Cookies
Course Dessert, Kid food, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Baking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 210kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brewers yeast not bakers yeast!
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together coconut oil, egg and vanilla extract.
  • Combine dry and wet ingredients and stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • Using a teaspoon, evenly drop cookie dough on lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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