As a nutritional therapist, I knew that I really wanted to breastfeed my baby, so before he arrived, I researched postpartum nutrition and experimented with recipes to support milk supply. Despite making and freezing a couple of cookie batches, I ran out pretty quickly after the birth, and the demand of motherhood prevented me from getting back into the kitchen for a good few weeks! Due to the insatiable post-birth hunger I even found myself turning to unhealthy snacks just to keep me going…I realised that new mamas needed some easy, healthy treats on hand all the time!
Honestly though, nothing prepared me for my breastfeeding journey…it was completely different to the magic I thought I would experience. I was in agony. For about two months I cried nearly every time I had to feed, I was sore, I bled, and I had a baby that just wasn’t getting enough milk.
Whilst an amazing lactation consultant helped me improve the latch, it still wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, as the baby was clamping down due to a high palate. Essentially I just had to wait for his mouth to grow, bear the pain, and constantly wake him up to ensure he finished eating. All I could do was hope and pump for my life to eliminate one painful feed a day. As I knew I needed to keep my milk supply up and keep my spirits positive, I turned back to my recipes and began re-making the nourishing cookies that would do just that.
After speaking to so many new mums and hearing their struggles, I started to give out my cookies to cheer them up and boost their confidence with feeding. The cookies also ended up being a lifesaver for the nursing mums who had gone dairy free to help reduce their baby’s reflux and tummy issues.
With all of that in mind, Mama Bites was created to nourish all new mums from the inside out, and support all types of feeding and pumping journeys! I for one know how challenging it can be, and am so excited to share my cookies with you.
I really hope you’ll love them as much as my friends and family do!
Love Jodie x
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