How SLB lactation cookies works / FAQ

How our Lactation cookies works?

Breastfeeding is nature’s gift to mothers: It’s all-natural and free, and it provides a host of benefits to you and your baby’s overall health. However, it’s often a concern for new mothers that their milk supply isn’t enough. Your milk supply may indeed temporarily diminish if you’re not feeding your little one often enough for a variety of reasons.

Remember that milk supply works the same way as economics: there’s a law of supply and demand. With breastfeeding, the more you nurse, the more milk you produce given the proper positioning and latch. Unfortunately for a number of mothers, their milk supply may still be low. Enter galactagogues, the most popular and most convenient being lactation cookies.

Singapore Lactation Bakes’s bake contains some key ingredients that can help BOOST your breast milk supply.

The key ingredients to our bakes are Rolled Oats, Brewer’s Yeast, and Flax Seed. However, you do have an options to add other Galactagogues herbs such as Fennel seed, Chia seed, Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle to further enhance the effectiveness of the bakes.

5 reasons on how our Lactation Bakes will benefits you

1. Lactation cookies can boost your milk supply

Lactation cookies are named as such for the obvious reason that it’s made especially for lactating mothers. The key ingredients in lactation cookies—oatmeal, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed,  and fenugreek—work together to help you boost and maintain your milk supply. Here’s how:
  • Oatmeal has long been recommended as a way for moms to boost their milk supply.  They are not only a nutritional powerhouse, providing plenty of whole grains, fiber, iron, and an abundance of healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for nursing mothers, they also help to lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • Brewer’s yeast is a traditional remedy used to stimulate and increase the production of breast milk. It contains iron, protein, and B vitamins, as well as chromium, selenium and other trace minerals. Brewer yeast  is also believed to combat fatigue and fight off the baby blues.This іѕ аn ingredient thаt hаѕ аlѕо long bееn touted tо increase milk supply. Brewer’s yeast іѕ оnе оf thе bеѕt natural sources оf B vitamins, whісh аrе essential tо thе оvеrаll health оf а nursing mom.Evеn іf milk supply wеrе nоt impacted bу brewer’s yeast, thе boost оf energy and increased sugar metabolism thаt соmеѕ frоm brewer’s yeast consumption іѕ worth including іt іn lactation cookies.Onсе again, lооkіng bасk оn decades past, women hаvе long passed оn thе knowledge thаt sipping а deep, hearty beer (sister tо brewer’s yeast) hаѕ а positive effect оn milk supply

 

  • Flax seed provides an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids necessary for brain development. They contains phytoestrogens, a plant-based compound that can mildly mimic estrogen. They are also a good source of fibre which is also important for nursing moms. Flaxseed are known to act as estrogen which stimulate contractions and menstruation. Flaxseed is not recommended for use during pregnancy

2. Lactation cookies are more nutritious breastfeeding snacks

Feeding a miniature human from your body takes so much energy and effort, which is why most breastfeeding mothers are often very hungry and thirsty after each breastfeeding session. Instead of snacking on unhealthy food, lactation cookies are a more nutritious alternative. You get to satisfy your hunger while maintaining your figure!

3. Oats in lactation cookies promote healthy bowel movements

One of the main ingredients of lactation cookies is oatmeal. Oats are known to be high in fibre and can aid in your bowel movements, eventually helping you to shed some of your postpartum weight gain.

4. Brewer’s yeast in our lactation bakes may help with baby blues and PPD

The key ingredients in lactation cookies are brewer’s yeast. The combined nutrients in brewer’s yeast are believed to aid in managing depression, though there aren’t enough studies to support this claim. However, a little sugar fix from eating lactation cookies can definitely help in boosting your mood.

5. Lactation cookies have no adverse effects

Because the ingredients of lactation cookies are all-natural, there are no known adverse effects. Nuisances such as gas from oatmeal and weight gain from eating too many cookies are some of the reported “side effects.” Some doctors advise against fenugreek for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers with health conditions, though the small amount of fenugreek per cookie serving is considered safe enough.

Our optional Galactagogues Herbs

Fenugreek  is one of the best and well known herbs for increasing milk production. When taken in very large amounts, Fenugreek is also used for lowering blood sugar levels, and is, therefore, not recommended for use by diabetics or those who are on strict insulin regimens to regulate their blood sugar levels. It also works on the digestive system, and in a small percentage of people, it may cause gas in either the mother or baby. Many mothers of adopted babies have successfully used this herb to help establish a breastmilk supply to feed their adopted babies. Fenugreek is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it can cause uterine activity.  Fenugreek must be used with consistency for best results, otherwise it can negatively affect or decrease milk production.  

Fennel  is great for increasing breastmilk production, and at the same time is also extremely helpful in relieving symptoms of gas or upset stomach. It is the perfect herb to take in conjunction with Fenugreek, when gas is a problem.

Blessed Thistle increases breastmilk while helping to alleviate mild forms of postpartum depression. It is a bitter herb (known as a digestive bitter), which is healthful for the liver and digestion. Blessed Thistle is not recommended for use during pregnancy

Chia Seed  There is a reason why chia seeds earned the name as a super food. It has fatty oils, protein, calcium, fiber and anti-oxidants. These nutrients will help develop the brain functioning of your child. Aside from that, it will also help you to produce more milk. Women need additional protein while breastfeeding to assist in your baby’s growth and brain development. 

To check more about our optional Herb click here

FAQ

Will SLB Cookies and Muffins “fix” my struggle with low supply?

We at SLB strongly believe there is NO substitute for best breastfeeding practices (feeding on demand, correct latching, skin-to-skin), good counsel from a professional lactation consultant, La Leche League leader, or meeting with a our local breastfeeding support groups to get you and your baby off to the strongest start possible.

How can SLB Cookies and muffins help me as a breastfeeding mummy?

SLB Lactation bakes are the perfect answer to a breastfeeding mom’s busy lifestyle. Whether you are home with your kiddos or pumping at work, our bakes are specifically tailored to meet your needs. We pack a ton of brewer’s yeast in every bar, double the amount of lactation cookie recipes posted on the internet. The brewer’s yeast delivers a mom her essential B vitamins and trace minerals which specifically aid in fighting off postpartum depression, boosting immunity, and beautifying hair, nails and skin. The ground flax in our bakes provides essential omega 3 fatty acids which can be passed on through breast milk to your baby. The Lactation Cookies and Lactation Muffins deliver the extra breastfeeding calories we need healthfully. Our Lactation Cookies are especially useful for times when mamas can use an extra boost due to a return to work, growth spurt, stress, exhaustion, sickness and travel. 

When is the best to take lactation cookies

As early as possible. Many mummies bought our lactation cookies days before their delivery and brought it with them to the delivery suit and starts to eat them as soon as they give birth ( latching their baby, offering skin to skin first of course).

We also do provide an e-guide on how to eat our lactation bakes and fit it into your routine after the cookies are delivered to you. ( Be sure to check your email!).

 How long does it takes to see effect?

SLB suggests you enjoy 10-12 cookies per day and or with 1-2 muffins a day for best results. You may feel fuller by that evening, or it may take a few days before you notice a boost in supply. Some women may not experience an increase; each body is different and responds differently to foods. However, SLB have helped many mummies with milk supply and deliver on taste and nutrition to everyone. Each mother respond differently to lactation cookies. Some moms notice a significant increase in their milk supply within a few days of eating, while some take a few weeks or so.

Can a man  enjoy the lactation bakes?

Absolutely! There is no mystery estrogen in Our lactation bakes, just whole, honest ingredients. With sustained energy from oats, omega 3s from flax,  these bakes are the perfect addition to any man’s gym bag, briefcase. Bring on the daddies!

Can I share my lactation yummies with my toddler?

Yes! Your little snack monsters will thank you for it, and so will their growing bodies and brains. Better pack enough for everyone at the playdate. Our stash is always mysteriously “disappearing.” 

Who should avoid eating lactation cookies

Basically anyone in the family can eat the cookies! ( my 3 and 6 year old are my cookie tester!) however, Lactation bakes are not suitable for pregnant ladies but its ok to start eating them straight after birth.

How much of mik boost can I expect after eating SLB’s Bakes regularly?

There is no clear-cut answer to this. Every mummy is coming from her own starting point and set of circumstances. We’d love to hear your personal experience with breastfeeding and how incorporating Our bakes into your diet has helped you. Write us at [email protected] or leave a comment on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/singaporelactationbakes. Don’t forget to continue to put baby to breast as often as possible, pump when necessary, stay hydrated and, most importantly, well-rested (yeah, right). I commend you for even reading this far. 😉

So what are you waiting for? Grab some of our lactation bakes today!

*Our bakes are not intended as a replacement for professional lactation support. Our bakes provide nutritious and valuable lactation support for nursing mothers and their little ones only when used in collaboration with best breastfeeding practices and/or while under the care of lactation professionals.