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    Default Healthier lactation boosting recipes

    I often need a supply boost. Unfortunately my bum is getting a supply boost from all the butter and sugar in the yummy lactation cookies.


    Here are some recipes I have written to boost milk supply with (hopefully) fewer calories and fat than the very delicious traditional supply boosting cookies.

    Lactation boosting banana, oat and yoghurt muffins


    Ingredients

    2 tbsp linseed meal (also called flaxseed meal)
    4 tbsp water
    1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    2 cups rolled oats
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup plain low-fat yoghurt
    1/4 cup canola oil
    2 bananas, mashed (approx 1 cup)
    3 tbsp brewers yeast

    Method


    Preheat oven to 200C.

    Put the linseed in a bowl with water and stir to combine. Set aside.

    Grease a muffin tray or choice (I use a mini muffin tray).

    Sift flour, cinnamon and baking powder into a bowl. Add the brewers' yeast, oats and brown sugar, and stir to combine.

    Whisk eggs, yoghurt and oil together. Add banana and maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour into dry ingredients and mix together using until just combined.

    Spoon mixture into muffin tray. Bake for 20 minutes (for large muffins) or 15 minutes (for mini muffins) or until golden and cooked through. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from tray.
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    Thanks for this, I am going to bake them today....was starting to get concerned what the 3-4 cookies per day were doing to my waistline!!!

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    Or try lactation boosting porridge for breakfast

    Soak 1/3 cup quick oats and 1 heaped tsp of linseed meal in 3/4 cup water for 3-5 minutes.

    Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

    Stir in 1/3 cup milk, 1 tsp brewers yeast and 1 tbsp of maple syrup and serve.

    Ths is by far the easiest, healthiest and most effective concoction I have come up with to date

    Serve with plain yoghurt and sliced fruit or berries if you have them (although it's fine on it's own )

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    when I was trying to boost my supply I added brewers yeast and flax to nearly everything.. pasta sauces, casseroles, gravy.. nearly everything. If a dish has a strong enough flavour you can barely taste it. I also made up capsules of a concoction of brewers yeast, flax, fenugreek and blessed thistle too.. good for when I just couldn't face eating it.

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    Hmmm, not a fan of porridge...Too mushy for my liking!!

    But I have started having a banana, brewers yeast, and flax meal smoothie every morning for breakkie...Yummo!!!

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    so do these recipes actually work?

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    yes yes yes!!!! I notice the difference in my supply within the same day- ie if I have some muffins/cookies in the morning- by late arvo I have a noticable supply boost.

    By having the smoothie every morning my supply seems to have evened out- but I definitely have no concerns about a lack of milk!

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    I hadn't read this thread had only read the cookies thread. I made the cookies, but things weren't happening fast enough for me, so I've been just having a glass of orange juice, adding a heaped teaspoon of flaxseed meal and a heaped teaspoon of brewers yeast, putting a lid on it, shaking it up and chugging it down.

    IT WORKS!

    I'm totally not a cook and often don't have the time or can't be bothered making things, so this works really well. It doesn't taste good at all - but it doesn't make me gag or anything, and it is most definitely helping my supply.

    Also make sure you drink HEAPS of water and are eating 1500 - 1800 calories per day. I was restriting my calories to 1300 to lose weight, and I think that's how I stuffed up my supply in the first place

    Bubba's milk is far more important than losing weight.

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    Some really helpful ideas Thanks... off to the shops

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    Can anyone tell me is bakers yeast and brewers yeast the same thing??


 

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