What in the world are lactation cookies?
Lactation cookies contain ingredients called galactagogues like oats, brewers yeast and flaxseed. Not 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 galactogoue. 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 glycaemic 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.
Our Coconut & Date Lactation Cookies are Gluten Free. Therefore, the oats have been replaced with quinoa flakes which contain very similar properties. The brewer's yeast has also been omitted and replaced with an extra dose of flaxseed.
How many should I eat?
Most mums find that 1-2 cookies a day is all they need! Every mama'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 made 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 cookies and packet mixes?
Made to Milk cookies are each individually heat sealed to maintain maximum freshness and have a shelf life of up to three months.
Made to Milk packet mixes are also heat 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.
We pump the cookies out here at the Made to Milk kitchen (pun intended) and our boxes and mixes are dispatched within 24-48hrs of placing your order. We are lucky to be working with an express courier who delivers super fast (in majority of cases overnight!). Unfortunately they cannot deliver to PO boxes so please provide a physical address for delivery.
Shipping starts from $5 and is calculated on the weight of your order.
Are you a local Newcastle mama?! I would love to meet you! You are welcome to PICK UP your order whenever is convenient to you. Just use the pick up code 'PICKUP' during checkout and I will email/text you the details for collection.
New Zealand orders are posted Express Shipping on Tuesday and Thursday. Please allow 3-5 working days for your order to arrive.
We love our Made to Milk mummas and want to reassure you that if an item is defective, we will accept a return of the item along with a full refund or replacement. Please let Made to Milk know of any defective goods within 3 days of receipt of purchase.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if you simply change your mind after purchase. Maybe a fellow milking mumma might appreciate some cookie goodness? Made to Milk cookies make great gifts!