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Bladder Leaks and what you can do about them

  Bladder Leaks & What You Can Do About It  The holiday season often brings together extended family- and, well, it also means that incontinence jokes tend to join the festivities as well! In case you haven’t heard, many mothers of the world have unwittingly joined a secret pelvic floor dysfunction club, often courtesy of childbirth. I was admitted seven years ago, even though I don't personally experience bladder leaks. Apparently, membership is assumed for us all .  This secret club is where the moms, aunts, older cousins  and grandmothers make private jokes and eye rolls about leaks, “oops moments” and not being able to jump on trampolines. Glamorous, right? And occasionally the whole family joins in on the joke whenever cousin Johnny breaks out his comedy routine and mom has to make a sprint to the bathroom.    Why is this happening, you ask? First, a bit of science.  Bladder leaks, medically known as urinary incontinence, affect millions of individuals worldwide. Despite i

LACATION SUPPORT COOKIE RECIPE


Lactation support cookies are a popular snack for breastfeeding mothers.

These cookies are easy to make at home or can be purchased from a variety of online retailers.

Here are a few key ingredients and why they are so great! 

Oats are a rich source of iron and fiber, which are both important for maintaining good milk production. In addition, oats contain saponins, which are believed to stimulate the production of hormones that promote lactation.

Brewer's yeast is a type of yeast that is used in the brewing of beer. It is rich in B vitamins and minerals such as iron, which can help boost milk production. *This can have a bitter taste in cookies. so my recipe uses nutritional yeast instead.   This provides a better tastes with slightly less benefits...but in my world, taste is EVERYTHING! 

Flaxseed is another popular ingredient in lactation support cookies. Flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain development in babies. In addition, flaxseed contains lignans, which are believed to help regulate estrogen levels and support milk production.

Fenugreek is an herb that has been used for centuries to increase milk supply. It is believed to work by stimulating the production of prolactin, which is the hormone responsible for milk production. While fenugreek is generally considered safe, it can cause digestive upset in some people.

While lactation support cookies can be a helpful tool for boosting milk production, it's important to remember that they should not be relied on as the sole method of increasing milk supply. When you are breast/chest feeding, you should also be sure to get enough rest, stay hydrated, and nurse or pump frequently to maintain good milk production.

Lactation Support Cookie Recipe

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt1/4 Cup of Raw Coconut Flakes (optional)

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup of Natural Sweetener. We love to do 3/4 Cup Honey + 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips or Cacao Nibs
  • 1 Cup Walnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. Combine the dry into the wet ingredients and mix well. Scoop out heaping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 10-minutes, or until golden brown.

 

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