Breastfeeding - Easy Lactation Bites

Before Little J hit the one-year-old milestone, he was fully breastfed. I never was one of those lucky mummies that seemed to produce ample milk so I was always playing catch-up in terms of pumping for his needs while I pulled 10-12 hour days in the office. 

stressed mama
Bring wine for the stressed mama! Wait... none for the breastfeeding mama please! 😉

A few things kept me sane and kept my supply going even in the midst of all that craziness:

1. My breastpump. What would I do without it?!

2. My pumping bra. A working mama’s lifesaver!

3. Lactation Bites. To chase the noms away. breastfeeding is hungry work!

food for you
Care for a bite, mama?

Easy Lactation Bites Recipe

Here is a recipe that I used to make my lactation bites to keep up my milk production! Try it and enjoy!

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Lactation Energy Bites

 (makes approx. 15-20 bites)

Ingredients (dry):

  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c. oat flour (grind oats in blender to form oat flour)
  • 1 c. Orgain vanilla protein
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

*Note: can also add Brewer’s Yeast &/or flax seed for additional lactation support

Ingredients (wet):

  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted/liquid form)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & line large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients with a spatula.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients & mix with a spatula until thoroughly combined.
  5. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, or your hands, form bite-sized balls & place on prepared sheet pan, about an inch apart.
  6. Bake for 10 mins. then flip bites & bake for an additional 10 mins.
  7. Remove & place sheet pan on cooling rack.
cookies delicious
Enjoy your lactation bites!

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