So what's in our bikkies?
Organic quinoa to influence milk -making hormones and support healthy iron levels
Quinoa, a gluten free seed (it’s not a grain), contains saponins (a sweet soap-like substance with immune stimulating and antibiotic effects). Saponins may influence production of hormones from the pituitary gland. This may aid production of both prolactin (milk production hormone) and oxytocin (which helps milk flow), both of which are made in the pituitary gland (Jacobsen 2007). Quinoa is a complete protein, containing all eight essential amino acids and is rich in vitamin E, selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, folate and riboflavin. It also has prebiotic properties to feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut and, being easily digested, your body can readily access the vitamins and minerals in quinoa.
Organic coconut butter/coconut to boost your energy and increase nutrient levels in your milk.
Lactogenic and a source of instant energy without insulin spikes, coconut/ coconut oil contains healthy, healing, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and, like human breast milk, is rich in lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that lactating mothers who eat coconut oil and other coconut products, have significantly increased levels of lauric acid and capric acid in their breast milk, creating milk rich in health promoting nutrients.
(Reference Cindy A Francois, Sonja L Connor, Rosemary C Wander, and William E Connor, Acute effects of dietary fatty acids on the fatty acids of human milk1-3, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1998, PDF)
Free range eggs for protein, B vitamins and essential minerals
Eggs in Boobie Bikkies come from happy, hens roaming free in paddocks. A nutrient rich, natural, whole food, eggs are a source of high-quality protein with the ideal balance of amino acids – this will provide you with strength and stamina and help repair your body after the marathon effort of growing and birthing your beautiful baby. All B vitamins are found in eggs, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, choline (important for building the memory centre of your baby’s brain), biotin, and folic acid as well as essential fatty acids, especially omega 3 fats (important for healthy nervous systems in you and your baby), Vitamins A, D (egg yolks are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, essential for strong bones and teeth), E, and K, calcium, iron, zinc. Eggs are also an excellent source of certain minerals that can sometimes be difficult to obtain from other foods such as selenium and iodine.
Organic Flaxseeds to nourish your nervous system
Flaxseeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids, particularly Omega 3. Your breast-milk is rich in omega 3 but this is depleted from your own body so higher levels in your diet will support your own nervous system and can increase levels in your breast- milk. They will have positive effects on your baby’s nervous system and may have beneficial effects on infant sleep patterns. Flaxseed is also rich in lignans (which include plant estrogen), and fibre (think, getting those sluggish postnatal bowels to do their thing!).
Pumpkin seeds to boost serotonin (our feel-good neurotransmitter) and prolactin (milk making hormone)
With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Pumpkin seeds, are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3s, as well as a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which can help boost prolactin (milk making hormone) levels. Breast-milk is a rich source of tryptophan that supports the development of serotonin receptors in your baby’s gut, so it’s an important nutrient for breastfeeding mothers.
Dates – to replenish blood sugar and support lactation
Revered as a sacred plant of women in ancient times, dates contain Tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin (our feel-good neurotransmitter) that supports lactation by increasing prolactin levels. Dates are a rich source of energy, dietary fibre (do your poor postnatal bowels need a boost too?), and natural sugar - milk production removes sugar from the blood, that we need to replenish. This is why breastfeeding mamas crave sweet things, but it’s better to stick with naturally sweet foods than fill up on refined sugars. Dates are also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium; B-complex vitamins- pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid, folate and riboflavin -as well as vitamin and vitamin K.
Sunflower seeds packed full of healthy unsaturated oils, protein and fibre, these powerful little seeds are an excellent source of B vitamins, particularly niacin and folate, and contain magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc with smaller amounts of iron and calcium.
Sesame Seeds - loaded with essential minerals such as calcium (for your bones and teeth), manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and zinc, they also contain Vitamin E and are reputed to be the most lactogenic of any other seed. You can feel confident that you are giving your baby the best nutrition possible while protecting your baby’s immune system with no chemical additives or pesticides passing through your milk supply.
Coconut, Date & Seed (Gluten & Dairy Free) ingredients: gluten free plain flour (maize starch, tapioca starch, soy flour, rice flour), organic quinoa flakes, organic coconut oil, dried date (rice flour, vegetable oil), eggs, raw sugar, brown sugar, white sesame seed, grated & desiccated coconut, pumpkin seed kernel, sunflower seed, water, organic flaxseed meal, baking soda, salt.
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