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Breastfeeding biscuits recipe

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Breastfeeding bicuits recipe

When I had Lacey I struggled breastfeeding her. Boys, you might like to grab a beer and watch some sport on TV, this topic is about to get girly. I always imagined breastfeeding to be easy, you know pop them on and away they feed. Happily. It wasn’t for me though. I tried and tried, because it was something I so badly wanted to do… and I even did a half-day class when Lacey was one week old just to try to nail it. We never ‘nailed it’ but I did manage to breastfeed for 14 months {as well as supplement feed formula too}.

I tried everything in those early months. I tried a drug to boost my supply, I talked to people from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, I did lots of skin-on-skin time, drank lots of water, everything the books said… including eating the breastfeeding biscuits. Unfortunately this time has been no walk in the park either, sadly. More on that another day.

Don’t be scared into thinking that they’re made from breastmilk. Ain’t nobody got enough milk for that, well not me at least! But they’re meant to help increase your supply or at least maintain it. I don’t know if any of that is proven, but they are yummy. I made them for my little sister not long after my niece was born and express posted them down. Of course, I kept some for myself. As you do.

If you have a friend who has just given birth, make them these. You’ll get a friend of the year award for sure.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbs water
1 tbs flaxseed meal
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1-2 tbs of brewers yeast {or a 5g sachet is good!}

Method

♥ Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a baking tray by lining it with baking paper.
♥ Mix together the flaxseed meal with the water. Set aside for 3 minutes.
♥ Cream the butter and the sugar with electric beaters. Add the egg, beat in.
♥ Stir in the flaxseed/water mix, and the vanilla. Beat until blended.
♥ Sift together the dry ingredients, including the oats and chocolate chips. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mix until well combined.
♥ Make into balls and place onto the baking tray. You can press them down with the back of a spoon, or leave them as balls {like I do}.
♥ Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Eat and enjoy, guilt-free of course.

Are you a mama? Did you breastfeed? Did you find it as easy as it looks, or a little harder like me?

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