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HIYA! How are you this fine Wednesday? I am doing great. Do you follow my motherhood journey on FB? I write about my highs and lows on The Mothership with Mama Muthoni, please like and follow the page 🙂

Last Friday I was feeling so frustrated as a mummy. My daughter, Muthoni, has been refusing to breastfeed. I had lots of milk and did not bother to pump each time she refused. I would just get milk from the freezer and feed her. If you know anything about breast milk production you know it is a supply and demand thing. So low demand (baby not feeding and no expressing) led to low supply. So I was stuck with a dwindling freezer stash, I actually had only 2 days worth of milk yet I used to have at least 2 weeks worth and low supply. Very frustrating, but talking about it made me feel better and the support I got from fellow mums especially in my inbox was so heart warming.

I have now started pumping I am for 6x a day and I bought brewers yeast on Monday to just try and see if it works. I made a smoothie then one of the Foodies Club Members, Hannah Murage, inboxed me a lactation cookies recipe. Bless your heart honey. I tried it the same night.

The cookies are super easy to make, I made a few adjustments added chia and linseeds and a few other things. They are tasty but have a slight bitter taste in the end due to the brewers yeast but so worth it. Hannah swears by them, says they made her a freshian LOL. I noticed a definite increase in my supply by the next morning. Try and come tell us what you think. What do you use to increase your supply?

Lactation cookies

Ingredients

  1. Rolled oats 2 ¼ cups
  2. Brown sugar 3/4 cup firmly-packed
  3. 2 Tablespoons Brewers yeast
  4. 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  5. 2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  6. 100g Teaspoon butter at room temperature
  7. 1 Egg
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, line a baking sheet

Mix all the dry ingredients, then add in the butter and egg, mix well untill well combined then fold in the choc chips.

take tablespoon fulls of the dough, roll into a ball then flatten into a cookie.

Place on the baking sheet leaving space between the cookies. Bake for 12 to 15 mins.

Happy Eating!

http://africankaya.com/lactation-cookies/

Written by Wangeci