Get Your Cookies
“They are delicious! Breastfeeding or not! It’s hard not to eat too many!”
- Jenni Kayne, Founder, Jenni kayne
“Best lactation cookies on the planet.”
- Lori Bregman, Author + Birth Doula
“I can honestly say, they are by far, the most delicious lactation cookies I have ever had. I had to stop my husband from eating all of them!”
- Barrett Prendergast, Founder, Valleybrink Road -
”10 out of 10. Absolutely delicious!”
- Geri Hirsch, Founder, Because I’m Addicted
About Our Cookies
Our first product comes from one of our first opportunities and challenges as a new mom: breastfeeding.
For me, I loved knowing that I had everything my baby needed on my person (okay, except diapers). How amazing are we as women that our reproductive system can create a new life, and our boobs can feed that new life? Women are miraculous. But breastfeeding is not without its challenges, and every woman experiences nursing in a different way.
Not only do so many women judge themselves harshly around breastfeeding, but the achiever in all of us sees the metrics around our baby’s weight gain and the ounces we pump as a sign of success or failure. Screw that! We deserve a treat, and these feel good, taste incredible and really do help your milk supply increase.
I wanted to create a feeding experience for the mom that’s as satisfying as what we provide for our babies. I kept envisioning my Nana rocking me under a blankie and offering me a cookie. Try a bag of our Treats for you, your nursing friend or your hungry husband. You’ll love them!
New mothers are in great need of food that will energize, restore and equip them for physical recovery and meeting the needs of their new baby. But new mothers are also sleep-deprived and short on the time and energy needed to nourish their bodies. And if you’re like most moms I know, recovery and nursing can leave you feeling starving, especially when baby goes through a growth spurt. According to Kellymom, a site recommended to me by a lactation nurse that I’ve grown to treat as my go-to on the topic, a nursing mother might need up to 500 additional calories per day.
These cookies were created while I was nursing, and my instinctive cravings guided the ingredients as much as my research. In general, our cookies focus on healthy fats like flax seed, nuts (pistachio and pine nuts), almond butter, dark chocolate and organic, non-GMO butter. These fats help satisfy new moms while having the added benefit of aiding absorption of nutrients she needs to sustain energy and postpartum healing. I’ve highlighted some of the benefits of our ingredients, all of which are organic, whole foods.
Traditionally thought to ease anxiety and depression, oats are rich in iron, calcium, fiber, and B vitamins. Oats are also included in many recipes claiming to increase a mother’s milk supply.
A powerful probiotic found to aid digestion, brewer’s yeast is rich in chromium to normalize blood sugar levels and B vitamins to boost milk supply.
Flax Seed Meal
Rich in phytoestrogens, which are found in plants and said to mimic the actions of female sex hormones, particularly estrogen, flax seed meal is said to stimulate the milk glands. It is also rich in essential fatty acids.
We use 74% dark chocolate in our cookies, not only because we’re big believers that new moms deserve to feel indulged, but also because new research is showing that its antioxidant levels are unparalleled. This sexy star is also high in fiber, aids digestion, contains minerals like iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, potassium and manganese. It has the power to improve circulation, improve energy and stabilize blood sugar.
High in fiber, B12, Vitamin E, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium and zinc, almond butter is a great source of plant-based fat and protein, which can help fill a new mom, fight off cravings and boost milk production.
Long on the list of foods to feed a new mom, even during her sacred first forty days with a newborn, eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats and are even said to help lower a mom’s risk of postpartum depression. Choline in eggs contributes to baby’s renal development, and lutein strengthens eye health. They’re also full of essential minerals like iron, calcium and vitamins A, D, E and K.