Lacteatkies

LacteatkiesTM is the appellation our founder comically used to call her lactation cookies when asked what she was baking in her small kitchen after the birth of her son. Pronounced as ‘Lac-Teat-Kies’, it is cheeky and smart abbreviation for Lactation = Lac, Breast = Teat and Cookies = Kies. Since then it has stuck on like glue.

LacteatkiesTM helped with boosting of milk and kept the new mommy energize, not to forget its organic base made it a very healthy and clean snack.

LacteatkiesTM has a decent list of the most well-established lactogenic food or widely known as galactogogue as the main ingredients. These ingredients are rich dietary source of beta-glucan, a polysaccharide that has shown to increase prolactin (known as the breastfeeding hormone) levels.

Benefits of some of our Main Ingredients

Oatmeal

Oatmeal has long been recommended as a way for moms to boost their milk supply. Researchers know that oatmeal has properties in it that help to lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy blood pressure. These properties in oatmeal may also help with other functions in the body including lactation. Nutrition may not be the only reason why oatmeal is good for breastfeeding moms though. Oatmeal is a comfort food. When a woman sits down and eats a bowl of oatmeal, it may help her to relax, which in turn may cause her body to release oxytocin (a hormone involved in milk production). In addition, being relaxed may help with the milk let-down process. Oats are likely the most well-known breast milk makers. “After barley”, “oats have a higher concentration of dietary beta-glucan than any other food.”

Flaxseed 

Flaxseed has been included as an ingredient because it's high in omega-3 and dietary fibre. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.

Yeast

High in B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium and selenium, yeast is routinely used as a nutritional supplement. It is commonly recommended as a breast milk booster and is often found in trendy lactation snacks.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil also has beneficial qualities for not only the skin, but the whole body. Coconut oil supposrts a healthy iflammatory balance by providing antioxidant properties, including natural vitamin E, that benefit the body.

In other countries, where coconut oil is a staple in the diet, the levels of MCFAs in breastmilk are naturally higher. These rich fats in mother’s milk are vital for the continued growth and development of infants. The levels of MCFAs can be as low as 3 to 4 percent in breast milk, but when nursing mothers eat coconut products (shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, etc.) the levels of MCT in their breast milk increase significantly. Eating 40 grams (about 3 tablespoons) of coconut oil in one meal can temporarily increase the lauric acid in the milk of a nursing mother from 3.9% to 9.6% after 14 hours. “This gives an important benefit,” says Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. an expert in lipid chemistry and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. “The milk has increased amounts of the protective antimicrobials lauric acid and capric acid, which gives even greater protection to the infant. If the mother consumes coconut oil every day while nursing, the medium-chain fatty acid content will be even greater.”

Nuts 

Sometimes being a new mom can make you feel a little nut. Take a breather, grab a handful of nuts, and enjoy a snack that will help your supply. Cashews, almonds, and macadamia nuts are the most popular choices for giving your milk a boost—they’re also high in good fats and antioxidants. Read labels and go for raw nuts when possible. Many commercially available nuts are heavily oiled and salted—opt for low sodium, or salt-free versions when possible. 

Mommy Advice 

What else besides Lactation Cookies will help with my Supply? 

  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast.
  • Remember to keep up your water intake (especially in warmer weather when baby might want to feed more – he gets thirsty too), as this can make a big difference. Have a glass of water next to you every time you breastfeed (right next to your cookies!). Ideally, have a water bottle with you all the time and try to sip every 15 minutes. Your body needs more water when breastfeeding, and if you don’t drink enough, you could ending up with constipation, haemorrhoids and/or anal issues, especially in the early days of breastfeeding. Drinking water helps boost energy and concentration levels, which dehydration messes with. There’s plenty of really good reasons to drink more water! 
  • Avoid dummies (pacifiers), formula or nipple shields unless advised by a lactation consultant. They decrease direct nipple stimulation, which means less milk production Offer the breast more frequently. Demand equals supply as far as breastmilk goes – when your baby is sucking at the breast it sends your body signals to make more milk.
  • If your baby does not seem well, is losing weight or does not have plenty of wet nappies, please seek health care help without delay.