I wanted to share my new oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies with other moms, giving them a simple, delicious way to gain the nutrition they need for breastfeeding, as well as a delicious, healthy treat that they can share with their families.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
milkmakers, a new baking company based in Seattle, Washington, is pleased to introduce a unique variety of cookies that support nursing moms in their efforts to provide a healthy, abundant supply of breastmilk to their babies.
The cookies contain key ingredients, including oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, which have been shown to provide nutrients that benefit the health of both nursing mothers and their babies. The essential fatty acids available in milkmakers cookies give moms the B-complex vitamins that aid with mood stability; fiber to help with regular digestion; protein to aid with muscle re-strengthening; and iron to replenish possible iron depletion from pregnancy. Babies that drink the breastmilk of moms with these nutrients benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids for their own brain development, as well as the protein and fat necessary for growth.
milkmakers are the innovation of Emily Kane, a working mother of three who was looking for a way to enhance the supply of her own breastmilk after her first daughter was born. Emily, who comes from a long line of bakers, began experimenting in her kitchen with different lactation cookie recipes in order to come up with one of her own that tasted delicious. The combination of oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed helped with her own milk production, making it easier to pump at work during the day and breastfeed when she got home.
“As a working mom, I know from experience how hard it is to juggle work, kids and everything else that life throws at you,” Emily says. “I wanted to share my new oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies with other moms, giving them a simple, delicious way to gain the nutrition they need for breastfeeding, as well as a delicious, healthy treat that they can share with their families.”
Emily is a longtime supporter of new parents, working with non-profit groups to provide families with essential services. She served on the board of the Community Birth and Family Center, a birth and education center for new parents, and currently sits on the board of Open Arms Perinatal Services, whose mission is to provide services that support, educate, respect, honor, and empower women and their families throughout the childbearing years.
milkmakers suggests that Moms eat 1 to 2 cookies per day to reap their full benefits. The cookies can be stored in the freezer to maintain freshness; they soften up after just a few minutes of being taken out.
milkmakers can be ordered online at http://www.milkmakers.com.
Also available on the company’s website are links to additional resources for breastfeeding moms as well as suggestions for finding a lactation consultant and dietician.