These delicious and Easy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are great for helping increase breast milk supply. Read on to see how to make a batch of these delicious cookies!
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Easy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Although I’ve breastfed 6 kids there are times my milk needs a boost. So many years back I decided that I needed to make my own lactation cookies. . These cookies will cost you much less than a bag of 12 similar lactation cookies and taste absolutely delicious.
What are lactation cookies?
As many as 92% of first-time mothers encounter issues, according to a Pediatrics study. Along with pain and trouble getting the baby to latch, low milk supply is one of the most distressing concerns for new moms. Lactation cookies are a great way to help with some of the issues mothers may experience with increasing milk supply. They are cookies made with delicious ingredients that will help increase their milk.
Do lactation cookies work?
If you’re wondering about lactation cookies then you’ve come to the right place. As amom you may experience so breastfeeding problems.I know I have with all 6 kids and I’ve been collectively breastfeeding for 6 years. That being said one of the biggest problems other than latching problems is not enough breast milk. Although many times it might not really be an issue because remember, baby bellies are tiny! That being said sometimes you need some extra help and that help is as easy as a cookie.
The reason why lactation cookies work is because the magical combination of ingredients in each one.
Help increase Breast Milk Supply
The important thing that Lactation cookies have are galactagogues which are substances that help increase milk supply. Brewer’s Yeast, Flax Seed and oatmeal are three natural ones that are very effective and thus used in these cookies.
Fenugreek is another galactagogues that is used as well but that one must be used with caution especially if you have thyroid issues. That is why I stayed away from adding fenugreek to these cookies.
This is a simple recipe that is made similarly to regular cookies and
How do I store Lactation cookies?
can be stored at room temperature in a container for up to a week or in the freezer up to a month.
What you’ll need:
1 cup butter, softened Sweet Cream Salted Butter Sticks
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
1/4 Cup of Brewer’s yeast (not to be mistaken for Nutritional Yeast.
1/4 cup water
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 bag of chocolate chips
How to make Easy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Mix flaxseed with water in small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.
Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir flax seed mixture into the butter mixture.
Mix flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and stir until just combined.
Fold oats and chocolate chips into the dough.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet, or parchment paper.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden about 10 to 12 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Like any Lactation cookie or product it will affect women differently. For some it may work right away for others it may take a few days.
Either way these cookies are a delicious way to up your milk supply!
Looking for more breastfeeding help? Check out 9 Lactation recipes that will help you increase your milk supply