Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lactation Cookies....

Now, the name doesn't really sound appetising does it? Be honest. I'm thinking more along the lines of Boobie Biscuits or Milky Munchers :) These are cookies made and eaten to help along your supply of breastmilk, I find mine often lessens aound the time of the month and Sullivan compensates by feeding more often. Which does its job of increasing supply :) Breastfeeding is a circular thing.

These biscuits are yummy - everyone likes them, not just me. I'm going to add chopped dried apricots to my next batch which I am making to take to the PCP on monday afternoon. I plan to research more about how these ingredients help boost your supply and I'll post anything I find here. I find anything to with breastfeeding amazing...:)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies -by Noel Trujillo

yields 4.5 dozen

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup backed brown sugar
4 TBSP water
2 TBSP ground flax seed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour 1
tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips (or 1 cup of any thing..nuts, or other chips..or a combo adding up to 1 cup) 2-4 TBSP brewer’s yeast

Preheat oven to 350 f /190c

Mix the flax seed and water, let sit for 3-5 mins

Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well

Add eggs and mix well

Add flax and water mix and vanilla, beat well

Sift in flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, salt, and mix.

Stir in oats and chips.

Drop spoonfulls onto an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 12 mins.

I have been knitting, I'm making Emilia 'Linnet' from The Rowan Storybook of Little Knits. She chose the pattern and I am enjoying making it. I'm starting a love affair with Rowan's Kid Silk Haze, oh help!

Fancy joining me for the 10,000 step weight loss challenge? Apparently if you walk 10,000 steps a day you burn off 1lb of body fat a week! Get yourself a pedometer and join me :) I'll log today's steps tomorrow.
Have a great evening and I'll see you all again tomorrow
Ali x
My total steps yesterday was 8558, which equates to 2.553 miles. I've already done 6679 steps today and it is only 10 O'clock! I have been for a walk around the park for about 1/2 hour, really enjoyable looking at the cyan blue sky and the burnished gold leaves of the Horse Chestnut trees. I feel energised :)


Lin said...

I will save that recipe for my friend, thank you! Well done on the walking too. The sweater looks lovely. I always have the Kid silk haze urge in the winter!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, now that 10000 steps challenge sounds like a great one. I need to find a pedometer. I keep wanting to walk but this darn computer keeps getting in my way. I hadn't heard the 1 lb a week thing -- that's good to know!

Batty said...

I'm not lactating, but those cookies sure sound good!

TutleyMutley said...

note taken of recipe to pass on to mums. The dried fruit should up the iron supply! (hmm thinks, make the chips dark chocolate for same reason). You're blogging as often as me! (and I haven't any good excuse!)... loveX