I had posted a little while ago about expressing etc. I was worried about my supply because my little one has dropped a couple of percentiles. GP and child health nurse told me to stop stressing because he's well and meeting milestones etc and doesn't "look" like he isn't getting enough milk.
Anyway, I made myself some lactation cookies and gosh they are so addictive! My supply has increased substantially now. I wake up engorged, I have obvious almost painful let downs again and my son is only feeding on one side again. I don't mind if it's a placebo, at least now I know if I'm worried again I can fall back on these!
I don't think i'll make another batch anyway because I don't feel like he is finishing on the breast because I don't feel completely empty (ie I don't think he's getting hindmilk)
Did these cookies or any other galactagogue work for you ?
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29-07-2016 11:43 #1
Do lactation cookies work for you?
29-07-2016 11:58 #2
Snap. I just had cafhs nurse leave my house and I have same worries that you had for my milk. She to said to make the cookies. So I'm going to do this arvo. I had a c-sec which can affect your supply
29-07-2016 12:25 #3
I found them quite effective and bl0ody delicious! I found the recipe made a huge quantity so I used to bake half and freeze the rest of the dough. I found them particularly helpful after having surgery when my son was around 8 months which really messed with my supply. I have the ingredients on my shopping list to get ready for #3's arrival.
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29-07-2016 12:44 #4
I wish! Oatmeal, linseed, brewers yeast, fenugreek - in a cookie, porridge or a high strength supplement all did nothing for my milk. Wheatgerm seemed to make a small difference. 9 tablets a day of motilium was the only thing that gave me enough milk to EBF.
Definitely enjoy having an easy way to boost your supply if you need it!
29-07-2016 12:48 #5
I made up my recipe because I liked the Franjos ones so much. The recipe is egg and dairy free. I added about 1/4 of a cup of Brewers yeast for 20 cookies.
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29-07-2016 20:49 #8
^^^Don't forget that it must be Brewers yeast not normal baking yeast. I have never seen it at coles. I get mine from the health food shop.
To answer the op question.... YES they absolutely help my supply. Love them and often recommend them. X
29-07-2016 21:50 #9Senior Member
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Helped me! Was able to express 150ml after a feed!!!
But they gave me thrush due to the yeast
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30-07-2016 15:20 #10Junior Member
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Helped for me!
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