Baker is confused by a request for & # 39; lactation cookies & # 39; to help her sister-in-law breastfeed – while Nigella Lawson says she was told that GUINNESS was drinking to help milk flow
- Stella Parks shared an unusual request from her sister-in-law on Twitter
- Baker, from Kentucky, admitted that & # 39; lactation cookies & # 39; fall outside her usual duties, but she would make them out of love for her family member
- Nigella Lawson noted that she had never heard of the cookies, which are said to help new mothers produce healthy milk
- Television chef revealed that she was advised to drink Guinness while breastfeeding
A baker has revealed that she has received an unusual request from her sister-in-law to give her a batch of & # 39; lactation cookies & # 39; to make.
Stella Parks, from Lexington, Kentucky shared on Twitter that her relative had asked her to recall the oat-based cookies that are said to be good for breastfeeding mothers.
Parks that tweet under @BraveTart, admitted that the query & # 39; 1000% outside my wheelhouse & # 39; was, but said she would try to make them because & # 39; I love her very much & # 39 ;.
Television chef Nigella Lawson then responded to the Tweet and said she & # 39; never & # 39; had heard of lactation cookies.
Lactation cookies are becoming increasingly popular with breastfeeding mothers; The cookies are packed with ingredients that some claim to promote milk production, including oats, flax and malt – although there are no major scientific studies to prove their benefits
Television chef Nigella Lawson responded to Stella Parks tweets about making lactation cookies for her sister-in-law and said she had never heard of it
Nigella, who has two children with her late husband John Diamond, said she was advised to drink Guinness while feeding her own children
Nigella, who has two children from her deceased husband John Diamond, said: & # 39; The first time I have ever heard of Lactation Cookies. When I gave birth, I was told (by midwife, then health visitor) to drink Mackeson or Guinness for the milk. I have satisfied. & # 39;
According to the Parken recipe Seriously Eat, the cookies contain ingredients that some claim to promote milk production, including chocolate, macadamia nuts and malt, as well as oats, barley, brewer's yeast and flax.
The hashtag #lactationcookies shows a stream of photos of both homemade and commercially produced cookies that claim to help promote milk production.
The ingredients mentioned in many of them are thought to be galactogogues that promote or increase breast milk flow, although there is little solid scientific evidence to support the claim.
Instagram has a lot of photos of the cookies, with some new moms who said they were working while feeding their babies.
Instagram is flooded with images of both commercially made lactation cookies and homemade versions
When a discussion arose about how effective the cookies were, Parks said she was only hoping to improve previous recipes and wrote: & # 39; Listen, I am not here to discuss the clinical efficacy of this recipe. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; I am here as a woman who loves her sister, and as a baker who has the power to fulfill her request. Moreover, the recipes that I have seen / tasted are B. A. D. We can do better! & # 39;
Scientists have said that although the cookies may not promote milk, they do not harm the new mothers they eat.
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