Need a boost of energy? These no-bake lactation bites are what you need!
Hey friend! I’m here today to tell you how these lactation bites saved my life. And yes, I am being dramatic but for good reason. (Not really. I’m just normally dramatic.) While we were waiting for Ryder to make his appearance I started doing some research on lactation cookies. With my two older kiddos I wasn’t able to breastfeed very long. Maybe a month or so with each of them. Looking back it was lack of education on my part. But I wanted to be prepared for the new baby so I looked into lactation cookies to help with milk supply.
While looking through the recipes I saw a few common ingredients – brewers yeast, rolled oats and flaxseed. (These are affiliate links to the products I used.) I grabbed the rolled oats and flaxseed from my local grocery store but had to buy the brewers yeast on Amazon.
While I was making a double batch of How Sweet Eats lactation cookies, I started thinking about post-delivery hunger. I knew the hospital wasn’t going to let me eat anything so I wanted to pack some snacks for after the baby was born. I had made energy bites before so I decided to toss in the milk making ingredients found in all the lactation cookies. I made a double batch of the energy bites and left them in the fridge for snacking.
When we were heading to the hospital I grabbed a bag of the bites and tossed them in my bag.
Best.. idea.. ever! After Ryder was born I was SO HUNGRY. I knew I couldn’t order food til I was moved to postpartum so I snacked on my bites. They were such a life saver to have. I recommend every new mom pack snacks in there hospital bag and these no-bake lactation energy bites were perfect.
Also, if you are worried about the ingredients that make these bites “milky”, feel free to omit them. They are a great snack for everyone. And yes, they really do help with milk supply! I eat 2 bites a day and can tell a difference when I haven’t had one.
If you are interested, I created a nursing log printable to go along with these lactation bites. I used one for all three kiddos and it helped me see how long they nursed each day. You can grab it below.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons brewers yeast
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- In a large bowl combine the oats, brewers yeast and the flaxseed.
- Mix in the honey, peanut butter, vanilla and coconut oil.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Press and roll into balls.
Use cooking spray to coat your hands before rolling into balls.
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