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Lactation Cookie Recipes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Lactation cookies are great gifts for new nursing mothers. They are full of nutrition to support nursing and have some ingredients known to gently boost supply. Here are two recipes for lactation cookies. The first is a recipe for Major Milk Makin’ (galactagogue) cookies. This one has just a touch more omega-3, protein, and iron than other lactation cookies. It was created by Kathleen Major, PNP, RN, in conjunction with a local lactation specialist and La Leche League leader in the Cedar Valley (IA) hospitals in the early 1990s when Major was focusing her practice on pediatric health. The second is from the writer of the blog Peaceful Parenting. Both recipes were copied from that blog and found here.

Major Milk Makin’ Cookies

Recipe by Kathleen Major

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1 3/4 c. oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter

1/2 c. butter, softened

1 c. flax

3 T brewer’s yeast

1/3 c. water

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips

1 c. chopped nuts of your choice

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer’s yeast, flax and water until creamy.

Mix in eggs.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.

Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.

Press down each ball lightly with a fork.

Bake 12 minutes.

 

Momma’s Milk Cookies

recipe by Danelle Frisbie

2 eggs

1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

1 c. flax

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. melted butter

2 c. Agave nectar

3/4 c. walnuts (crushed)

2 c. chocolate chips

3/4 c. raisins

4 T water

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 T brewer’s yeast

3 c. oats

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

I have found greased cookie sheets work best, but you can also use parchment lined sheets or a baking stone.

In a bowl mix flax and water until thoroughly mixed.

In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and brewer’s yeast.

In another bowl mix together butter and ONE cup Agave nectar (the other cup will be used later). Stir well until the butter and nectar are completely mixed.

Add eggs to the nectar mix, stirring well after each one.

Add vanilla, stir.

Add the nectar blend to the flax and mix well. (A hand mixer or mixing bowl works best)

Pour the nectar/flax blend into the large bowl of flour and mix well.

Mix in walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins.

Mix in oats.

After everything is blended together well, add the applesauce and final 1 cup of Agave nectar and stir through well.

Scoop onto sheets, and press down each ball of dough lightly with a fork.

Bake 13-14 minutes.

 

Vegan options for both recipes:

In place of eggs – 3 tsp of egg replacer mixed with 4 T water OR 4 tsp of milled flax with 4 T water.

In place of butter – butter substitute like Earth Balance OR 3/4 the amount worth of Canola oil or Crisco (although Crisco is not a healthy option) OR 1/2 c. milled flax and 1/2 c. applesauce

 

June La Leche League Canceled for Strip District

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Due to a family emergency, the Strip District’s June La Leche League meeting is cancelled. We will not meet this Wednesday, June first. Instead, I hope to see you July 6th at 11:30 AM for our next meeting. Until then, be well and enjoy your babies!

La Leche League Meeting Ideas

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Meeting Tips and Tools:

  1. Making a topic sing to you: The best way to make a topic sing to you is to care about it, not to have to discuss it. So when a topic is singing to you, make a meeting plan about it then and use it later, when you need it.
  2. Use books that inspire you and will introduce moms to books in your LLL group library: Doulas’ Guide to Birthing Your Way is the perfect choice for this.
  3. Use the LLL Website ideas page and then, submit ideas to LLL ideas page
  4. Visit a neighboring group to hear a new perspective
  5. Use the last five minutes of your next meeting to ask moms what ideas they would like to discuss next time.
  6. Use the holiday of the month as a starting point (MLK example)
  7. Download some pretty pictures to make the handouts fun. Dover Publications and Wiki Commons are two sources for free pictures.

Meeting Topics You Might Like

Each of these topics I have written about on this site. You can search for the ones which interest you as a starting point for you own meetings.

Beer and Breastfeeding.

Let’s Have a Breastfeeding Cafe

If Breastmilk was a common substance…

15 Ways to get sleep with your baby…

Surgeon General Supports LLL

Why I Boycott Nestle…

Breastfeeding Dyads – Why Breastfeeding is a Relationship, Not Just Nutrition

Nursing Lying Down: Techniques for Success to Increase Your Sleep!

Thank You For Nursing In Public!

Breastfeeding’s Rule of Fours: 4 Yellow Seedy Stools, By the 4th Day, For the First 4 Weeks!

SIDS and Mamatoto

Hand Expression: Techniques and Use Before Birth

Hindmilk and Foremilk: What is the difference?

Breastfeeding Twins: Techniques and Support

Breastfeeding and the Law

Worldwide Breastfeeding Art

Breastfeeding Place Awards and Nursing in Public

What Nursing Means to Me…

 

Hey Pittsburgh, Let’s Have a Breastfeeding Cafe!

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

What do new mothers need that they often are missing? Breastfeeding companionship! La Leche League is a good place for new moms to meet other breastfeeding moms, but it meets only once a month. What we need, is a breastfeeding cafe where moms could stop in — at least once a week, have tea or coffee, cookies or scones and talk to other moms.

In my dream cafe, it would be a friendly coffeehouse that cultivated the mom crowd. Moms would often drop in whenever they had a chance and could find like-minded friends to meet. They would feel comfortable nursing there. Then, a more formal meeting could be scheduled for a certain time each week. A Lactation Consultant or La Leche League leader could be on hand for moms who needed individual, specific help.

Tokyo Kid’s Show Breastfeeding Video

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Here is a lovely video in Japanese about breastfeeding.

Translation:

I drink it, my sister drink it too.
My mama’s boob will not become small.
When taking bath, she let me touch it.
Looks like round rubber without enough air.

I drink it, my sister drink it too.
Nothing comes out of my mama’s boob.
Is it sweet? I can’t remember.
It is weird when I want to drink more of it.
So many boobs, so many boobs, so many boobs.
So happy, feels like touching it.

I drink it, my sister drink it too.
My mama’s boob is always big.
If I press lightly, pointing with one finger.
The softness surprise me.

I drink it, my sister drinks it too.
Nothing flows out from my mama’s boob.
Strangely, when another baby is born,
it will flow again.
So many boobs, so many boobs, so many boobs.
So beautiful, I like it so much.
So many boobs, so many boobs, so many boobs.
So beautiful, I like it so much.