“Welcome to the world, beautiful baby boy”, reads the card. What it omits to say is “welcome to the world, a world full of unsolicited advice, beautiful baby boy”. Much like the urban myth that stress induces labour, this too holds true. The undeniable fact that having a baby opens the flood gates for one and all to tell you how to look after your baby and how to look after yourself (because clearly you’ve failed for the past three decades to do the latter).
He looks too cold; he looks too warm; he’s too thin; he weighs how much? he’s too fat; you’re too thin; you’re too fat; your hair needs a wash; brush his scalp; don’t brush his scalp; he needs pants; he must be swaddled; what do you mean he doesn’t like to be swaddled? all babies like to be swaddled; is he yellow? he’s jaundiced (actually, he’s half Asian)… and for real this one I got from a total stranger last week:
“His socks are falling off, you should buy ones that fit”
OMG. F*CK OFF HIS SOCKS ARE NOT FALLING OFF. AND THEY FIT JUST F**KING FINE. Bitch.
But thankfully, the universe is also full of good advice and ideas. Like the best advice ever? BUY AN ERGO CARRIER. Second best advice ever? To boost lactation, make these milo ‘lactation’ cookies. I mean, really, they’re milo cookies (yum) under the guise of also being good for lactation, hence good for you and baby! No complaints from me!
Thank you Suz for sharing the recipe. I love it 🙂
ps. I bought the key ingredients (brewer’s yeast and flaxseed meal) from GNC.
pps. You can also enjoy these cookies if you’re not lactating. Panu’s eaten a bunch and as far as I can see, he hasn’t grown moobs.
ppps. I don’t really know for sure if they’ve improved my lactation. But they taste good!
|Milo ‘lactation’ cookies|
|1 cup self-raising flour
2 cups oats
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
4 tablespoons brewers yeast
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Milo
1 cup chocolate chips
|Full recipe makes about 50 cookies. You can freeze the dough to use at a later time.|