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These delicious and Easy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are great for helping increase breast milk supply.
These delicious and Easy Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are great for helping increase breast milk supply.
Although I’ve breastfed 5 kids there are times my milk needs a boost. In a month I’ll be heading off for a Press trip and will need to be away from 5.0 for a few days. So I’ve been pumping like crazy. However, he eats a lot making it hard to feed him and pump. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Although there are many products out on the market they can be quite pricey to purchase. So that’s why I decided to make my own lactation cookies. These cookies will run you for much less than a bag of 12 similar cookies.

 

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 one 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.

Lactation cookies

This is a simple recipe that is made similarly to regular cookies and 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 mistakened 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

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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 baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 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!

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  • Reply katie

    Yum! Wish I knew about these cookies when I was breastfeeding, awesome reason to be eating all the cookies for myself!!

    May 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Jessica Czapla

    These look delicious! I may need to make them one of these days.

    March 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Autumn M Minnix

    These look yummy!! I’m gonna make some!

    March 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Janine C

    Saving this for when I start breastfeeding in the summer!

    March 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Briana Mowry

    I’ve been looking for an easy lactation cookie recipe. Excited to try this one!

    March 14, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Nancy Burgess

    Great recipe I’m going to make these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    February 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Christina Forth

    LOVE lactation cookies. I tried to feed some to my brothers once and they were scared! 🙂

    February 17, 2016 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Athena

    Is it possible to sub out the regular flour for rice flour ? For those of us who are gluten free? ?

    February 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Denise Beeman

    I just need to get my hand on some brewers yeast and I have an “excuse” to make cookies 😀

    January 28, 2016 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Mandy

    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. 🙂

    January 27, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Heather Reed

    Thanks for the recipe I love lactation cookies!

    January 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Kelsey Brands

    Sweet cream butter!?! YUM! I bet those are gooood! Wish I could have dairy.

    January 26, 2016 at 8:01 am
  • Reply jordan alice

    Oooh, these looks amazing! I’m not nursing but I’d love to try these!

    January 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Leslie

    Oh my gosh, these look like the best cookies ever!!

    January 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    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!!

    January 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    These look delicious and I will have to give them a try!

    January 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    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. 🙂

    January 25, 2016 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Jessica Lodge

    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.

    January 25, 2016 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Katie

    This sounds great!

    January 25, 2016 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Anna Schwartz

    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.

    January 25, 2016 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Alicia C

    Ah, perfect timing! I was just wondering how to make these – I’m nursing a 7-week old as I type! 🙂

    January 25, 2016 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Jenn symczak

    I would totally make these if I were nursing. Maybe for the next baby 🙂

    January 24, 2016 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    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! 🙂

    January 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Anel

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I bet they are yummy with the chocolate chips in them!

    January 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Andrea Tweeddale Geuther

    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!

    January 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Danielle Petryshyn

    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!

    January 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply jennifer peters

    I had no idea that recipes would help with lactation. I popped all kinds of herbs & pills trying to help with mine.

    January 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Randy Fulgham

    very interesting post

    January 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Thank you for posting this! I’m going to have to save this for when my baby comes!

    January 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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