If you are looking to increase your milk supply or simply maintain a good supply here is a recipe to try. It’s also tasty and delicious. Enjoy!
Linseeds/Flaxseeds x 40gm
Water x 80ml
Brewer’s yeast x 2tbsp
Butter, cubed x 180gm (or healthy oil such as cold pressed Rapeseed or Coconut)
Rapadura sugar or dark brown sugar x 300gm
Vanilla extract x 1 tsp
Spelt (or plain) flour x 260gm
Eggs x 2
Rolled oats x 300gm
Cacao nibs (optional) x 100gm (or dried fruit)
Nuts of choice x 100gm (I like to use walnuts)
You can double the recipe, roll up a batch in 4” lots and freeze (ready for a quick snack when busy with baby)
Oats are my favourite ‘medicine food’; they are the most important food for increasing supply (the scientific reason for this isn’t certain). Healthy fats are also important as breast milk is made from fats in the diet ( hence those cookie/cake cravings that we’ve all had so its best to use healthy fats). Linseeds are another galactagogue (supply increaser) that are an important addition to the diet of a breastfeeding mother.