HISTORY OF BREASTFEEDING & NURSING COOKIES
If you’re one of those expectant mums who can’t wait to take care of their little bubs, you’ve been inundating yourself with lots of information about all things breastfeeding, from the kind of diet you will need as a nursing mother to increasing breast milk production. Well, you’ve come to the right place because Milky Mothers is all about the nutrition you will need when breastfeeding your baby. In case you’re wondering about breastfeeding cookies, we’ll give you the rundown on their ingredients’ healthy goodness that is well-suited to nursing mothers like you.
Here’s a little bit of history about breastfeeding cookies and how they have become a part of many nursing mums. The ingredients in breastfeeding cookies are basically galactagogues. Galactagogues are substances that help or promote lactation. That said, they can be synthetic, plant-derived, or endogenous such as the hormones prolactin, oxytocin, estrogen, and progesterone, among others.
Galactagogues have been with us for a very long time. Actually, it’s been in existence since time immemorial. Many historical records show that galactagogues were used in very ancient traditional practices. Such practices can be traced in ancient India to around the 1st century BC when galactagogues have become part of their Ayurvedic medicine. Proof of this is the inclusion of fennel and dill as a remedy for nursing mums with low milk supply.
In China, more than 2000 years ago, galactagogues and other lactogenic ingredients such as grains and legumes were used to help promote breastmilk production. Around the same time in Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician, included in his “The Material of Medicine” 30 medicines for common breastfeeding problems. And yes, it included galactagogues derived from plants like herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and legumes.
We all know that history is handed down through written records and oral sources. Information lost in written records was handed down through oral tradition. Galactagogues and lactogenic ingredients fall into the oral tradition that was passed along through many nursing mothers from our ancient past to our present. That’s why up to this time, our grandmothers and some old female relatives and friends share their “old wives’ tales” and swear by it that it really works.
Along with these historical experiences they share throughout millennia are recipes that include galactagogues and lactogenic ingredients. Among them are wheat germ, flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast, and oats. You will find these in every pack of Milky Mothers Lactation Cookies. Other galactagogues which you can use in breastfeeding cookies (and other recipes as well) are garlic, fenugreek, fennel, almond, ginger, papaya, and more!
Milky Mothers Lactation & Nursing Cookies
At Milky Mothers, we take pride in our lactation and nursing cookies! They’re all made alongside nutrition professionals so nursing mums will surely benefit from all the ingredients that we have in our breastfeeding cookies. They’re also made in a high-grade food manufacturing facility in Victoria, Australia, which has been producing foodstuff for over 40 years now. Our high-quality control ensures that you, as a nursing mum, get all the nutritious and healthy goodness in every pack of our delicious breastfeeding cookies.
Milky Mothers Lactation Cookies come in Caramel/White Chocolate, White Choc Chunk, Milk Choc Chunk, Triple Choc, Peanut Butter, and Birthday Cake. We also have a sampler pack of these deliciously-flavoured lactation cookies. Order yours today at milkymothers.com.au!