Giving Cookies and Milk a Whole New Meaning

I’ve rarely met a cookie I didn’t like. Aren’t cookies fabulous? I recently learned about a cookie that breastfeeding moms will like, possibly even love. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, which starts today and is meant to bring worldwide awareness to the benefits of breastfeeding, let me introduce you to Milkmakers Cookies. Yup, these cookies are intended to help nursing moms produce more milk.

When Seattle mom, Emily Kane, returned to work after daughter Isabel’s birth in 2006 she needed help keeping up her milk supply, so she would have sufficient pumped milk for her time away from her baby girl. Emily comes from a long line of bakers and started experimenting with recipes that included oats, flax seed and brewer’s yeast, which are reported to help with milk production.

Oats are eaten by nursing moms around the globe to boost breastmilk supply and are a whole grain which is high in fiber, iron, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Flax seed provides omega-3 fatty acids, which is necessary for brain development and can be passed from mother to baby through breastmilk. Brewer’s yeast is an herbal remedy used to stimulate and increase breastmilk production, and it’s a rich source of the B-vitamins and amino acids that are essential for nursing mommas and their little ones.

Emily had enough personal success of increased lactation from her culinary creation that she thought the cookies should be available to all breastfeeding mommas and Milkmakers was born. Two additional kids and five years later, Milkmakers Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Dairy-Free Oatmeal Raisin and Combo Packs are sold on the Milkmakers website.

Breastmilk…it does a baby good! And cookies in general, well those do everybody good in my book!

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