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.
The two products that are a bit more challenging to find are the Brewer’s yeast and Flax seed meal so I included links to those. I just ordered those through Amazon and had them in my hand in 2 days.
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
Comments & Reviews
How much is “one bag” of chocolate chips? Is it a 16oz bag?
Yum! Wish I knew about these cookies when I was breastfeeding, awesome reason to be eating all the cookies for myself!!
Jessica Czapla says
These look delicious! I may need to make them one of these days.
Autumn M Minnix says
These look yummy!! I’m gonna make some!
When you say one bag of chocolate chips, how much is that?
Janine C says
Saving this for when I start breastfeeding in the summer!
Briana Mowry says
I’ve been looking for an easy lactation cookie recipe. Excited to try this one!
Nancy Burgess says
Great recipe I’m going to make these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Christina Forth says
LOVE lactation cookies. I tried to feed some to my brothers once and they were scared! 🙂
Can anyone eat these?
Is it possible to sub out the regular flour for rice flour ? For those of us who are gluten free? ?
Denise Beeman says
I just need to get my hand on some brewers yeast and I have an “excuse” to make cookies 😀
Which ingredients help boost the milk? (In my head I imagine the oats) I’m hoping to have no issues with my supply but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. 🙂
Heather Reed says
Thanks for the recipe I love lactation cookies!
Kelsey Brands says
Sweet cream butter!?! YUM! I bet those are gooood! Wish I could have dairy.
jordan alice says
Oooh, these looks amazing! I’m not nursing but I’d love to try these!
Oh my gosh, these look like the best cookies ever!!
Amber Ludwig says
Yummo!! I love your vanilla choice 😉 And what a great reason to eat cookies every day!! Don’t mind me!! Just over here building my supply!!
Dandi D says
These look delicious and I will have to give them a try!
Lauryn R says
Yum! These lactation cookies look really good! I wish I had this recipe while I was breast feeding! I will definitely be passing it along to friends and family who are though! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Jessica Lodge says
How interesting. I’ve been breastfeeding for 23 years and I actually didn’t know any of these 3 things helped with lactation. I’ve always only used Fenugreek. Thanks so much for the recipe and info.
This sounds great!
Anna Schwartz says
My first baby will be born next month. I am praying she latches on and I’m able to breastfeed successfully. I will definitely pin this recipe if I need the lactation help.
Alicia C says
Ah, perfect timing! I was just wondering how to make these – I’m nursing a 7-week old as I type! 🙂
Jenn symczak says
I would totally make these if I were nursing. Maybe for the next baby 🙂
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
These sound delicious!! I’ve never had to pump to leave my little ones for long, but I could definitely have used a boost over the past 5 years of breastfeeding! I’m hoping my 2 year old will wean in the next few months, but I will have to remember this for the next little babe! 🙂
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I bet they are yummy with the chocolate chips in them!
Andrea Tweeddale Geuther says
Thank you! I really struggled when my supply dropped w/ my first so I will be happy to add this to my nursing repertoire now!
Danielle Petryshyn says
I’m interested to know if these cookies would actually help my supply. I tried everything under the sun to increase my supply, but nothing worked! But I have IGT, so that may have been the reason. Next baby, I’ll keep trying to see if I can get an adequate supply, and I would definitely give these a try!
jennifer peters says
I had no idea that recipes would help with lactation. I popped all kinds of herbs & pills trying to help with mine.
Randy Fulgham says
very interesting post
Thank you for posting this! I’m going to have to save this for when my baby comes!