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Old 08-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Do lactation cookies really help?

I keep hearing about them. Does anyone have experience they can share. Do they really increase supply?

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For me, they really did. I stuff a ton of fenugreek in mine, though. A lot of it is the extra calories, I think.
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For me, they really did. I stuff a ton of fenugreek in mine, though. A lot of it is the extra calories, I think.
I've seen recipies with brewer's yeast, flax seed and oats. But not one that includes fenugreek. Can you share your recipe?
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They do, but I generally preferred just dumping the ingredients into a bowl of nice hot oatmeal. I drank Mothers Milk tea a ton, too. The thing that really got my supply going at first, though, was green papaya soup - it's a Chinese remedy and worked crazy well: from <2 oz to 7+ per pumping session!
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Re: Do lactation cookies really help?

They helped me for sure, but No Bake cookies worked just as well, are easier/faster to make and less expensive. Eating one as I type...

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They helped me for sure, but No Bake cookies worked just as well, are easier/faster to make and less expensive. Eating one as I type...

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Mind sharing your recipe?
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Re: Do lactation cookies really help?

I don't know, but they sure are yummy! There's a company somewhere around here that makes them called Milk'n'cookies, and they are super good. I made some of my own for a doula client, and I'll probably make a few batches for this baby. I agree that it's probably the extra calories and fat that make them really effective. mmm..butter.
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They helped me for sure, but No Bake cookies worked just as well, are easier/faster to make and less expensive. Eating one as I type...

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I have been on a no bake cookie kick lately (because I <3 them not to increase my supply) and I haven't seen any increase in supply
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I've seen recipies with brewer's yeast, flax seed and oats. But not one that includes fenugreek. Can you share your recipe?
It's actually not in the recipe ... I use one that's flax/oats/all that and open a bunch of fenugreek capsules and dump the powder in. I usually ad 20 capsules of powder per batch. I found the basic recipe on google.
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