Breastfeeding can be a beautiful experience for both mother and child. This beautiful experience can turn into a nightmare if your milk supply struggles to keep up with your baby’s needs.
Jungle Juice is a berry Elixer passed down by generations of moms to boost their milk supply. But how does this sweet drink actually work?
Just the calorie boost you need
To produce breast milk, women need to eat more calories than they usually do and also may need to drink more liquids.
Jungle juice is very high calorie and can energise tired new moms too.
Although many swear by the juice and its high-calorie contents could definitely contribute to milk production, the tasty drink has very little nutritional value if any at all.
Should I drink jungle juice?
While many moms swear by Jungle juice ,the sugar content and lack of actual nutrients could be bad for new moms.
Watering down your serving of jungle juice and limiting yourself to one glass a day can help you avoid some of the ill effects of sugar while reaping some benefits from the jungle juice including relief from feelings of helplessness and stress.
Healthy lactation cookies
Lactation cookies are a great way to combine milk-producing galactagogues into a delicious easy to eat snack you can take with you just about anywhere.
Fenugreek, brewers yeast and oats and barley feature in the old wives books about milk production prominently and if nothing else, a cookie break offers moms a chance to relax, recharge and get some calories in.
Lactation cookies recipe
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milled flaxseed
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp brewer’s yeast
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp whole flaxseed optional
* you can add chocolate chips, raisings or nuts of your choice for extra flavour and variety
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- In a mixing bowl, mix the coconut oil and sugar until soft. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
- Mix the flaxseed powder with water then add to your coconut oil mixture.
- Add flour, brewer’s yeast, cinnamon, oats, flaxseeds and salt to the mixing bowl and mix well.
- Scoop out the batter onto a lined or sprayed baking tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
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