Lactation Cookies

So I’ve been doing some research on ways to increase your milk supply and someone suggested lactation cookies.  Hmm…lactation cookies…sounds like a pleasant way to increase your milk supply…I mean cookies?!? Heck yeah!

Lactation Cookies

These cookies owe their lactation capacities to three key ingredients: oatmeal, flax, and brewers yeast. Supposedly they have super-hero powers. Some women have seen increases anywhere from 10-20% in their capacity from eating a cookie or two as their breastfeeding snack.

I was a little hesitant to try these, but I mean they’re cookies, how bad could they be? I think the better question would have been how good could they be? They are seriously yummy! These remind me of “Cowboy Cookies” my mom used to make as a kid—chewy and full with just the right combo of peanut butter, raisins and chocolate chips.

This recipe is modified from this recipe.

Lactation cookies

Lactation Cookies


1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup softened butter

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup Flaxseed

3 Tablespoons Brewer’s Yeast

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

3/4 cup raisins

1 cup mini chocolate chips


Mix flour, oats, baking soda, and salt together. Combine remaining ingredients (except raisins and chocolate chips) and beat with mixer 2-3 minutes until smooth. Gradually stir in oat mixture, adding a little bit at a time. Fold in chocolate chips and raisins.

Drop by spoonful on cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie using a spoon or bottom of a cup. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Enjoy 1-2 cookies as a snack after breastfeeding.

lactation cookies

Basically a huge upside to breastfeeding is an excuse to eat these cookies! If you aren’t breastfeeding and still want to enjoy their deliciousness, reduce the flaxseed to 1/4 cup and eliminate the Brewer’s yeast!

Now I’m off to enjoy the bebe and eat a cookie! Smile

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