So I’m making you milk-making muffins today. Yes, I’m talking about THAT kind of milk.
I hesitated for a minute before going all boobie on y’all, but yo that’s mah life right now: 10 lb milk-sucking leech attached to my tatas; 2.5 year old attached to my leg. Thank god for cartoons on demand. And chocolate chips. These pacify big Bean while I pacify the little one.
My friend Katia nailed it when she said of her 10-day-old-baby-feeding status: “I am the milk”. (She has since turned this mantra into a blog where she writes—hilariously—about parenting and motherhood.)
Yup, I am the milk. The milk is me.
As any nursing mom (and cattle farmer) will attest, milk-making requires a pretty constant source of fuel. With some types of fuel—say the old wives—being favoured for their milk-encouraging attributes.
Chief among these “lactogenic” (awesome word) foods: oatmeal. And so I’m all about the oatmeal these days. Crockpot oatmeal and Overnight Oats are in heavy breakfast rotation. And these blueberry oatmeal chia muffins are tucked into my freezer for easy one-hander snacks. And lunches. And possibly even dinners, if we’re being honest. Packed with oatmeal for optimum supply, and chia seeds for their mood-boosting omega 3 power, these muffins are the perfect postpartum package.
They also happen to be delicious. And healthful. So I encourage you to make them even if you are not the milk.
But if all this boob talk has soured you on the idea of eating them yourself, they make a great gift for a new mom or a lunch treat for the kiddies.