Best Lactation Cookies

This is the exact recipe that I used when I was first nursing my youngest.  I had the hardest time trying to keep my supply up.  I would start and stop; we’d have our good days and our bad.  This is one of those recipes that will work for MOST moms, and they are DELICIOUS!

You can get the Flaxseed Meal and Brewers Yeast at most Health Food stores, and you won’t be disappointed!  Be sure to add LOTS of chocolate chips, as they not only TASTE great, but chocolate is also good for lactation.

This recipe is great for mothers who are breastfeeding. It helps to keep your milk supply up or increase your milk supply. Use more brewers yeast and oatmeal if you are wanting to increase your milk supply. You can use more chocolate chips if you like or any kind of chips.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
2 -4 tablespoons brewer’s yeast

Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
Stir in oats and chips.
Scoop onto baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.


  1. Tammy Heard Adams says:

    I will be sharing this recipe with my niece that is expecting in February!!

  2. Sound like a great recipe, and would probably help many mommies.

  3. Katherine Riley says:

    My daughter in law is due with in the next 3 weeks. I am going to make her a batch of these.

  4. Sandy Cain says:

    This is great! I was told by my OB that drinking beer would help with increased milk production. Looking back, I can see what a mistake that was! Wish I’d had this recipe back when I was nursing.

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