In­stead of pay­ing $20 for lac­ta­tion cook­ies, here’s how to make them

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN 360 FOOD - By Ad­die Broyles abroyles@states­ Cook­ies

It’s been a long time since I was a breastfeeding mama, but I’m still an ad­vo­cate for all things tha tsup­port mother’s milk. In the years since I had my kids, we seem to hear about fewer in­ci­dents where moms who are feed­ing their ba­bies are asked to leave an estab­lish­ment or cover up, but women still need all the help they can get.

Moms have many tricks up their sleeves to in­crease milk sup­ply. There are all kinds of foods, in­clud­ing beer, that are said to help, but the most pop­u­lar form of ed­i­ble lac­ta­tion sup­port is baked goods with in­gre­di­ents such as brewer’s yeast, flax seed, hemp seeds and oats.

A friend de­liv­ered home­made lac­ta­tion cookie stome­whenIw as on ma­ter­nity leave with Avery — six years ago, you most def­i­nitely could not buy com­mer­cial lac­ta­tion cook­ies.

Now, the Seat­tle-based Milk­mak­ers is sell­ing lac­ta­tion cook­ies and teas in gro­cery stores around the

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