Prescription for Cookies? Yes, please.
I spent a good portion of yesterday trying to think of good gift ideas for Peanut’s Mom. As fun as it is to buy gifts for the new baby, the new mommy deserves something equally as fabulous! I don’t know much about new-mommyhood, and I have little to no instincts about what these women might appreciate. My first thoughts were cute clothes, fancy underwear and new mascara (in that order). I quickly scratched the underwear and mascara and ran to the mall for cute clothes. Before I knew it I found myself in Motherhood Maternity looking at nursing tops. Definitely not my usual scene.
By yesterday evening I had several gifts wrapped up—some for Peanut, and some for his mommy, but I still felt like I was lacking a gift that would make a new mommy go “Awesome, you’re fabulous” (although this nursing top is pretty fabulous, awkward boob flaps and all). So, determined to find something awesome, I started to scour the internet for things that new mommies love. And what I found were these Lactation Cookies.
No, they aren’t made with breast milk, but they do benefit breastfeeding. They are made with oatmeal and brewers yeast—two things that are proven to increase milk production in nursing mothers. How amazing would it be if someone told you that you had to eat four cookies a day? I would nearly pay someone to write me a prescription for cookies, and luckily for breastfeeding mothers they practically do! It is recommended that new mothers eat 4 cookies per day—and I think that is something all women (nursing or not) can appreciate.
And so tonight I’ll be busy baking Lactation Cookies, the recipe below makes around 5 dozen and from the reviews I’ve read it sounds like they keep fabulously in the freezer. So, if you know a new mommy, whip up a batch, separate them out into single serving freezer bags and give her a prescription for cookies! Many women rave about them and claim that they helped noticeably increase their milk supply.
Recipe information from Epicurious.