My memories of the weeks after my first daughter was born are hazy at best. I remember that she cried a lot, absolutely hated her car seat, and loved it when we bounced with her on an exercise ball — and that I was continually grabbing handfuls of food to satisfy my appetite. Breastfeeding hunger is no joke, especially when you're nursing every two or three hours around the clock in those early days.
Think of lactation cookies as a new mama's best mealtime secret: They can be made ahead of time, are easy to eat with one hand, and help ensure a healthy milk supply for baby. Oh, and they taste pretty great, too.