What's Are Lactation Cookies?
In today’s hectic, busy world, more and more breastfeeding mothers are looking for a fast and convenient way to boost and sustain their milk supply. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of mothers do not breastfeed for as long as they initially intended to.
A number of challenges including issues with latching, a baby’s delayed weight gain, concerns for taking medication while breastfeeding, an unsupportive work or home environment can all be attributed to the reasons for such a high percentage with low milk supply as one of the top reasons. For the breastfeeding mother faced with this challenge, lactation treats can be a lifesaving solution!
What’s in a Lactation Cookie?
So many mothers swear by these cookies and with good reason. It is all about key ingredients that have been known to promote lactation combined in just the right amounts that makes a cookie a milk makin’ powerhouse. Not all lactation treats are created equal. It is all about the best ingredients and the right amounts. By exploring each of these key ingredients, we can get a clearer view of how a lactation cookie works and why it works. Let’s roll out the red carpet and reveal these superstar ingredients.
Oatmeal has many benefits of which one is lowering cholesterol levels. Oxytocin and relaxin is released, which stimulates breast milk production and helps with milk flow.Oxytocin is said to promote feelings of trust so you transmit that feeling to your baby who will, thus, feed better. A more relaxed and comfortable feeding with a good latch on increases a longer session of suckling which in returns triggers the body’s supply and demand response.
Flaxseed is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids which is good for our hearts, brains and normal growth and development. Flaxseed also contains lignans, a type of plant estrogen that may help slow down certain cancers. Lignans also work as a protective antioxidant. Additionally, flaxseed benefits us as a dietary fiber. Dietary fiber helps regulate the digestive system and can lower bad cholesterol.
Fennel is believed to be a galactagogue which is something that helps stimulate more breast milk production. One of the reasons it may work for women is that the fennel plant has estrogen-like properties.
Brewer’s Yeast is believed to be a galactogogue, a substance that promotes or increases the flow of a nursing mother's breast milk. It comes from a fungus called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Due to its ability to increase energy levels and elevate mood, it keeps its superstar status as a powerhouse ingredient for lactation treats.
Why Our Treats Are Different
Grey’s Cowbell isn’t the ordinary, boring, non-effective lactation treat that so many milkin’ mommas have encountered on the market today.
We make all our treats fresh, to order and never with any added preservatives. Our treats are just as delicious as they are effective. It is important to us that not only do you reap the high effectiveness of our treats, but you look forward to enjoying your treats each day. We package all of our treats with the busy, on-the-go lifestyle of today’s moms in mind. You can easily stock up on our treats and save on shipping by simply placing them in the freezer to pull as needed. So, let us do the baking while you enjoy more time with your family. With just a few clicks on our website, milk makin’ magic can be at your doorstep in just a few short days!
For daily optimal lactation support, we recommend eating two cookies a day or one muffin and one cookie a day. You can substitute any of our other wholesome and delicious lactation treats for the cookies and muffins. We strive to provide a wide variety of lactation treats to keep your taste buds happy and give you options that are easily incorporated into your daily lives. Check out our lactation granola, pancakes, teas and lemonades in addition to all the mouth-watering cookie and muffin flavors.
Hopefully, we have answered a few of your questions and given you a better insight on how effective lactation cookies really are. So, stock up on your Grey’s Cowbell lactation treats and wake up every day confident that you have the best partner that will be there for you through your breastfeeding journey