BOOSTING THOSE BOOBIES : 2 lactation recipes

Looking at boosting your boobie milk supply? I have two of my favourite recipes that I used throughout breastfeeding my tiny tribe. 


I was fortunate to have a great supply of milk while breastfeeding the girls and this time with Jagger seems to be no different. But as you might be aware, I'm very disorganised and live in chaos. Not to mention; I do everything last minute. So for upcoming events or nights out where I have to leave my breastfeeding baby at home, I need that backup supply ready to go. The afternoon would roll around, and I would have the breast pump permanently attached to my boob. I would be able to fill 2 or so bottles to get through the night but was left with empty potato sacks and NO milk to feed my child before I ran out the door. 

Lisa B, my partner in crime, quickly put me onto this wonderful banana/cinnamon lactation smoothie that would boost my supply literally before I had finished the drink (it doesn't work this quickly for everyone, but it did for both of us). I don't always have time to make the smoothie and have found that lactation cookies are a quick and easy way to boost my supply. I always make sure I have a few frozen so that I am never caught out.  Did I mention they taste delicious? 

The key ingredients in both the smoothie and cookie that helps boost those boobies are brewers yeast (the yeast in beer) and Flax seed oil. 
You might have heard your grandmother say, "Have a beer and relax, it will boost your milk supply". It's true in the golden olden days; midwives would recommend a nice big beer to enhance milk supply.
I can tell you right now having a beer is the last thing I want to drink, yuck (I'm a wine girl through and through).

So here it is mums, two FABULOUS recipes to boost your supply and make some frothy milkshakes for your babes- and we all know that MILKSHAKES BRING ALL THE BUBS TO YARD...  


LACTATION BANANA/ CINNAMON SMOOTHIE 

(This smoothie is equivalent to having half a dozen cookies) 

1 banana

1 cup of almond milk

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp brewer's yeast

1 tbsp flax

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cinnamon 

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well (crushed ice optional) or Thermomix with ice included 45 sec on speed 5/6  

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ANZAC BISCUITS

120g butter

100g golden syrup 

2 tbsp of flax seed oil 

1 tsp bicarb soda

3 tbsp of brewer yeast 

100g of oats

150g plain flour

70g brown sugar

50g desiccated coconut 

Method: 

1. Preheat oven to 160`c. line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

2. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are combine 

3. Place approx 30 tbsp of mixture onto baking tray and flatten to approx 5com in diameter, allowing space for the biscuit to spread injuring baking. 

4. Cook for 8-10 min until golden brown at 160`c

Thermomix Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160`c. line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

2. place butter or nattelex and golden syrup into mixing bowl and heat 2mins/60`c/speed 2 scrape down the sides with spatula.

3. Add bicarb,  brewer yeast and flax seed oil to mixing bowl and mix for 5sec/speed3

4. add rolled oats, plain flour, brown sugar and desiccated coconut and mix 10 sec/ speed 4. scarp down sides with spatular and repeat 10 sec/ speed 4.

5. Place approx 30 tbsp of mixture onto baking tray and flatten to approx 5com in diameter, allowing space for the biscuit to spread injuring baking. 

6. Cook for 8-10 min until golden brown at 160`c

Good luck ladies. 

SIDE NOTE: If you ever wonder what to get an expectant mother for her baby shower?? A jar of home made lactation cookies is the perfect gift.