It takes a village to raise a child...
Everyone wants to hold the baby, however... mothers need to be held just as much too!
We encourage you to ask your partner or a caring friend to whip you up some breastfeeding biscuits while they’re over visiting since we all know home made goods ALWAYS tastes better! However we realise you may not have time or energy in the beginning to bake so don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it!
These biscuits are my absolute favourite! Make a batch and they will keep up to a week in an air tight container. Since I had three c-sections, I made a 'recovery station' for myself and the babes next to the bed/couch so that I didn't have to get up 347 times while healing. I was sure to have my 2 litre water bottle, my cookie jar filled with home made breastfeeding biscuits, a cloth, spare clothes, breast pads, nappies, wipes etc.
How will Sunny Mummy's Breastfeeding Biscuits help me?
I found the better I looked after myself and the more I dared to ask for support when needed; the more relaxed I was and the more energy I had to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not always straight forward! In the most simple form, milk supply is a matter of hormones oxytocin and prolactin. These hormones create the 'supply and demand' effect, the more milk you remove from the breast, the more your body will be signalled to make!
On top of using our Feed Me! mix, our breastfeeding biscuit recipe is filled with extra natural ingredients called galactagogues to further boost the production of breastfeeding hormones for a healthy supply!
Are a food or herb that may increase the production of breast milk along with using the 'supply and demand' method.
- Organic oats contain saponins and beta-glucan which help boost the immune system and raise prolactin levels in your blood.
- Virgin coconut oil and shredded coconut have a natural high level of lauric acid which is also found in breast milk. Consuming foods that contain lauric acid further support babies immune systems through breastfeeding! No wonder they call it liquid gold!
- Eggs are a super food in themselves! Eggs are a fantastic source of protein and boast all B vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12. Folic acid and omega 3 fats are also present and are important for a healthy nervous system (for you and your baby). Vitamins A, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, zinc are included too + selenium and iodine minerals which can sometimes be difficult to obtain from other food sources.
- Breast milk changes flavour depending on the foods you eat! Babies love the taste of vanilla and cinnamon in breast milk due to their, aromatic, sweet and soothing tones. Studies have shown that babies suckle longer when milk is vanilla or cinnamon flavoured.
A nourished baby = A happy baby! A happy baby = A Sunny Mummy!
Feed Me! Breastfeeding Biscuits
- 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil at room temperature (slightly soft)
- 1/2 cup of coconut sugar (or other sweetener, I find a granulated type of sugar 'creams' better compared to using syrup),
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup of almond meal
- 3/4 cup all purpose four
- 3/4 cup whole oats
- 3/4 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon baking powder and
- 2-3 teaspoons (20-30g) of Sunny Mummy's Feed Me! Mix
1. Preheat fan forced oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper
2. To a mixing bowl add
- Coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla essence and cinnamon
3. Mix with an electric mixer on high to 'cream' the mixture until light and fluffy
4. Crack your egg in to the base mixture and mix with an electric mixer on medium until combined
- Almond meal, all purpose four, oats, shredded coconut, baking powder and Sunny Mummy FEED ME! mix
6. Fold all ingredients together with a spatula to combine
8. Roll biscuit dough into 12 equal balls and lightly press down using the the back of a fork.
Tip: if the mixture it a bit too crumbly, wet your hands with water when rolling the dough, it should come together.
9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
10. ENJOY 1-2 biscuits as a snack while breastfeeding with a large glass of water!
(Sorry in advance, if some crumbs fall on your babies head!)
- Keep in a air tight container for up to one week
- Bovenop voedzaam eten: Zorg ervoor dat je de 'Supply and Demand' methode volgt en drink twee liter water per dag om voldoende borstvoeding te geven. Zorg goed voor jezelf Mama!