I grew up in Greece but my summers were spent with my English grandparents in sunny Manchester where I would spend most of my time in my grandma’s kitchen baking. My passion for baking grew and in 2016 I set up my own baking business supplying coffee shops with homemade bakes.
In 2019 I closed my business and started working in a children’s nursery as a cook. This is where I became really interested in children’s nutrition. Then when I was pregnant I started doing research about breastfeeding and all the benefits it has for a baby’s start in life. The more I researched, the more I learned about the benefits of certain foods helping boost our milk.
Ingredients that are great for milk supply
Things like brewers yeast and fenugreek are galactagogue ingredients which help to boost milk production, and oats are great for energy (especially helpful during those night feeds). So I started experimenting with these ingredients and came up with these tasty flapjacks.
I would eat my flapjacks even before I gave birth and I believe they really helped when colostrum harvesting. Everyone I spoke to was shocked at the volume of colostrum I had frozen when I went into the hospital to give birth! I’ve since had lots of family and friends try them and love them. I’ve even had a few local mums buy them from me, reporting a boost in their milk when feeding.
I would eat my flapjacks even before I gave birth and I believe they really helped when colostrum harvesting.
My tasty lactation flapjacks for you to try!
I hope you guys enjoy them just as much as I do! Happy baking!
Zaneta’s lactation flapjacks
- Pre-heat your over to 180c.
- Melt the butter, sugar, syrup and spread in a pan.
- Add oats, brewers yeast and fenugreek to mixer and give it a quick mix.
- While mixer is on, add the melted mix to it. Leave it on medium for 4/5 min until it’s a porridgy consistency.
- Add your dried fruit nuts (only if you want to) and give it a quick mix.
- Add to a baking tray (lined with baking paper) and spread/even it with the back of a spoon.
- Bake at 180c for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
- Eat straight away or portion and freeze the flapjacks to take out as and when you need it (they make a great night feed snack)
Disclosure: Unfortunately, no matter how much your partner eats he won’t be able to breastfeed the baby, much to my partner’s disappointment!
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