Brilliant! Milkin' Cookies is an online bakery store that makes cookies, in flavors like oatmeal chocolate chip, that contain galactogogues- ingredients to increase breastmilk production. A two-week supply of 14 cookies is $20.99, which is about what you'd pay for a cookie a day at a bakery. These would be a thoughtful, unique gift for a new mom (as long as she doesn't have oversupply issues, that is), and a needed break from- or addition to- herbal galactogogue tea and tinctures. Innovative product and great marketing!
The website said the cookies are all natural and free of preservatives. Curious as to what galactogogues were included, I checked the ingredients:
Ingredients:Oats, Butter, Whole Wheat Flour, Semi Sweet Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Nutritional Yeast, Ground Flaxseed, Wheat Germ, Unsweetened Cocoa, Salt, Baking Soda
This looks like a regular recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, except with a few extra healthy ingredients. Which got me to thinking- couldn't I make my own? Sure enough, there's a recipe online for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies. Making my own would allow me to use organic ingredients at a lower cost If nothing else, they're a good excuse to eat a cookie!