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What is an Oatmeal Raisin Lactation Cookie?

The majority of the world’s supply of raisins comes from California. California Raisins are made for healthy eating and snacking. Dried in the warm California sunshine, they come by their sweetness naturally. This little fruit has many benefits that help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

California Raisins:

 are all natural

 are fat and cholesterol free

 are naturally low in sodium

 are naturally sweet, no-added sugar

 contain 6% of the DV for potassium

 contain 7% of the DV for fiber – a desirable and essential nutrient

 are a source of concentrated nutrients

 are known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease

The first recorded oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was written by Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1896. The cookies were billed as “health food,” and by early 1900s a recipe appeared on every container of Quaker Oats. Oatmeal cookies evolved from oat cakes, a type of plain flatbread made centuries ago by the British and the Scots. Raisins and nuts were added to the mix somewhere around the Middle Ages to make the cakes tastier. Now, the oatmeal raisin cookie has become one of the most popular cookies in the United States. With the growing popularity of the lactation cookie, we have taken a beloved classic cookie favorite and elevated it to another level of epic.

What makes a cookie a lactation cookie? Let's start with the ingredient you know best: Oats. Whole grains are very nutritious for breastfeeding moms. They're also thought to have properties that support the hormones responsible for making breast milk. Eating whole grains may increase your breast milk supply. Next up: Flaxseed. It has phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production. Flaxseed meal contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Not only are these healthy fats good for mom (they may protect against cardiovascular disease; for example), they also give her breast milk a nutritional boost. While omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for everyone, these concentrations in a mother's milk are essential for a baby's developing immune system. They are also thought to help prevent allergies. Brewer’s Yeast makes the list as well though most people are not that familiar with it or the benefits of using it. Brewer's yeast is a very healthy nutritional supplement that contains B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium, selenium, and other minerals. Not only can it aid in helping breastfeeding mothers to make more breast milk, but it may also give you more energy, have a positive effect on your mood and get rid of the baby blues.

As you can see, the secret to how effective Grey’s Cowbell Oatmeal Raisin Lactation Cookies are is the number of key milk makin’ ingredients at just the right amounts. We have taken a classic cookie and added additional creative layers to create what is now fondly known as a lactation cookie. Not only do we offer regular lactation options, but both gluten free and dairy free options for Mamas or little ones that have an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten or dairy products. We strive to accommodate as many allergy and restrictions as possible.

Benefits of letting us do the work By allowing us to take care of your lactation cookie and other lactation treat and snack needs, you will gain extra bonding time with your little one while doing

something good for you and your little one. It is very likely that you are already spending plenty time of time in the kitchen making dinner for your family, washing dishes and cleaning up. Why spend even more time trying to bake your own lactation treats when we have already perfected them for you?? You can go through countless recipes just to find one that actually works! We have done all the work for you and will ship or deliver your treats straight to your door. It took us nearly a year to perfect our recipes to match both the high effectiveness of our products to the level of deliciousness that we demanded.

Not to mention the overall additional benefits of breastfeeding to name a few. As it turns out, breast milk contains everything that a young baby needs for the first six months of their life and will even change its composition as they age. If you breastfeed, you should find you more quickly return to your original pre-pregnancy weight even while eating oatmeal raisin lactation cookies every day! After all, you’re literally creating a diet for your child. They are literally drinking the calories that you have in your body. As a result, you’ll find that your stomach shrinks back down much more quickly and you are thus able to return to your original size more quickly and more easily. Another benefit is Amenorrhea – the absence of a menstrual period which is normal for 4-6 weeks after delivery. For women who choose breastfeeding though, the condition may last twice as long. And that in turn means that you actually have more iron in your body. This is important because iron helps to carry oxygen around the body and also nutrients. This supports your immune system and ensures high energy levels. As your parent friends have already probably told you – you’re going to need all of the energy that you can get! So conserve your energy where you can by letting others help you and those of us here at Grey’s Cowbell are committed to helping you achieve your breastfeeding goals no matter how long or short they are. We are also committed to bringing you educational information and strive to be a source of support and resources. Check out our entire product line and read additional informative blog posts at

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