Meet Brody Walter Bomgren + No-Bake Chocolate Cashew Lactation Cookies

It takes a village to raise a newborn, and lots of no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies to fuel a new, breastfeeding mother. 

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It takes a village. Never in my life has that statement been more true. I’ve cut back a bit on all things work since I had Brody, if you follow me on Instagram you have gotten a little taste of those chubby Brody cheeks and can understand why sitting in front of the computer digging my way out of email is less appealing than ever.

Meet Brody Walter Bomgren

brody walter bomgren
photo credit: brooke aho

To play a little catch up for those of you who are first timers to Nourish Move Love, I had my first baby almost 4 weeks ago Brody Walter Bomgren. Brody was born on Wednesday, March 8th at 3:49am and weighed in at 7lbs 9oz {little chunk for arriving at 36 weeks and 3 days} and he was 20.5″ long. I’m not sure if i’ll be sharing my whole birth story on the blog yet {do you really want to know?!}, but I thought I’d get my feet wet back to work by talking about my amazing village and handsome son.

brody walter bomgren
photo credit: brooke aho

The last four weeks have been less than easy. By no means did I think being a new mom was going to be easy. I am sure, like many of you moms out there, I thought I was prepared and this whole thing was going to be easier than other people made it out to be. Well, it’s not. I absolutely LOVE my ‘little bug’ {my current nickname for Brodes} and I am soaking up every minute with him, but when a new baby and other life-changing events happen all at the same time, things can get hard…real fast.

I have felt more emotions all at one time over the past four weeks than ever before in my life. I’ve cried for over an hour about running out of hot water because I wanted to take a hot bath…I’ve cried while the three of us have snuggled in bed for a family nap because my heart has never been so full…and I’m crying right now writing this post as I reflect on the past four weeks because I’ve never been so grateful for my family, friends and all of you who have sent love and prayers during this time.

I guess what I’m trying to say is you don’t realize how important your support system is until you absolutely need it. We have been showered with babysitters, flowers, meal preppers, walking buddies, and most importantly prayers. And we cannot say thank you enough!

brody walter bomgren family photo
photo credit: brooke aho

No-Bake Chocolate Cashew Lactation Cookies

Now onto the best postpartum snack a mom could ask for, no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies! Lee and Linley from Team Fit Foodie Finds came over the first week we got home from the hospital and brought a big bag of what we now like to call BOOBIE BALLS. Whether they are called boobie balls because they resemble boobs, or because they support healthy milk production, or because more people have seen my boobs in the last month than ever in my life — they are simply delicious! And a snacking must to be stocked in your fridge/freezer at all times {whether you are lactating or not}.

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photo credit: fit foodie finds

These no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies are naturally sweetened with dates, packed with iron-rich oats {which are known to support milk supply for most women}, and a little bit of honey. Ultimately, they are perfect energy bite from 7pm till 4am, and have kept me going during those late night feedings.

Lactation Cookies in Cuisinart Food Processor
photo credit: fit foodie finds

And with just 6-ingredients these no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies are easily whipped up in a high speed food processor {I personally love this Cuisinart 8-Cup Food Processor} in 5 minutes or less!

no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies
 
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These no-bake chocolate cashew lactation cookies are naturally sweetened with dates, packed with iron-rich oats {which are known to support milk supply for most women}, and a little bit of honey. Ultimately, they are perfect energy bite for nursing moms.
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Recipe type: snack
Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 1 c pitted medjool dates {~15}
  • 2 c rolled oats
  • 1 c cashew butter, drippy
  • ½ c honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ~40 chocolate chips {for the center of each ball}
Instructions
  1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about one minute until you've formed oat flour.
  2. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each ball.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
**Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Other delicious oat-based recipes that support milk production: 

To all of you who have called, texted, prayed, sent flowers, come over, and filled our bellies {and you know who you are} THANK YOU. Our life {and our fridge} are fuller with you in it! Also, a special thank you to Lee and Linley from Team Fit Foodie Finds who shared this recipe and the above images with me; and helped write this post while I was nursing Brody! 

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13 comments
  1. Bring on the birth story! I’m 21 weeks now and soaking up as much information about birth as possible. Mr. Brody is adorable! Good work Mama.

    • Paige! I’m still debating if I’m going to share all on my birth story this time around…I may save that for baby #2, but we’ll see…it was the most challenging 34 hrs of my life, but with the greatest reward at the end! Congrats on your pregnancy! That’s so exciting and you’re half way there to meeting your little bundle of joy! I wish you all the best with the rest of your pregnancy and birth mamma! Enjoy! xo-Lindsey

  2. Malisa! Thank you so much for your kind words! You’re right bringing a tiny human into the world is no joke! And we are pretty much living on grace these days :)! Sounds like you are one great mamma! And I am just loving all the mommy support I’m getting so thank you for your message! xo-Lindsey

  3. Congratulations! Brody is absolutely precious. I have to admit, I was a little jealous when I saw that he came early and I was 40+ weeks preggo :). But God always has a plan and our babies both came at their own perfect time. Wishing you all the best!

    • Alyssa! Congrats to you as well and your precious little baby girl!!! Gah! So adorable! And I feel so lucky to have escaped pregnancy a little early…you’re a trooper hanging int here that long! I hope you’re loving mommy life as much as I am, and we are going to have to meet up for a mommy + baby walk sometime soon! xo-Lindsey

  4. You are so incredible Linds!! I have no doubt you are the best mama in the world and that little bug is so incredibly lucky to have you!! I need these boobie balls in my life, they look amazing!! So great to have such awesome friends like Lee and Linley too! 🙂 XOXO!

    • Kels! You’re so sweet, thank you for the kind words. I sure do love my little bug :). And seriously these boobie balls are to die for —>>> this whole having food bloggers as your besties is really amazing! My fridge and life have never been so full :)! PS — Brody can’t wait to meet you in Cali sometime soon! xo-Linds

    • Thank you so much Beverly! And yes, you gotta try this cookie recipe — so good! xo-Lindsey

  5. Congrats on baby Brody! So great you have an awesome tribe. It is a long and lonely process even with help, because ultimately you are the one who has to get up at night if you want to be able to keep feeding your child! I have always been terrible about asking for help and support, but my husband is awesome. I don’t let anyone else know how hard life is at home with a 6 month old and 27 month old! Enjoy your baby snuggles because oh so quickly you will look back, even at 3 months, and see how much your baby has changed! I might have to try the cookies! Hopefully nursing is going well for you! I love to nurse but hate pumping!

    • Jill! Thank you and yes, we are so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing tribe! And yes, this new mamma is finally learning to ask for help!!! You’re one strong mamma at home with a 6 month old and 27 month old! And seriously these cookies are a must try — so good! PS — I’m with you on the hatred of pumping…but I love my snuggles and nursing time! Thanks so much for the kind message; loving all this mommy love and support! xo-Lindsey

  6. Love love love this! All of it!!!

    Yes! We need the birth story. For sure. Those are my favorite post to read even if they are sometimes traumatic I feel like they are so empowering at the same time.

    He’s adorable and I can’t believe he came at 36 weeks!!!!

    • Elicia! Thank you so much for the love! And we’ll just have to see about that birth story…they are crazy empowering stories! And you’re telling me, I was so surprised when he arrived early, but now I can’t image a day without him! xo-Lindsey