As a second time breastfeeding mom to a newborn, who never had a problem with producing too much milk for my daughter and have yet to have an oversupply issue with her little brother, I know how it is to worry about not making enough milk. I mean, when you’re supporting the very life of a child through the milk your body produces, you want to be sure they are getting enough of the stuff!
The good news is, there are numerous different methods and foods out there that are meant to help increase your milk supply, while not skimping on taste. What is the tastiest option to boost your milk production fast?
Lactation cookies of course!
Ingredients that Increase Your Milk Supply
Old wives tale or not? There are several ingredients said to help improve milk supply for busy moms.
Some of these ingredients can be a little hard to find in your local grocery store but are easy to buy online, so I’ve included links to where you can find them on Amazon.
- Brewer’s yeast – highly popular as a milk supply booster. Warning: it doesn’t taste nice by itself, but should mix in ok in the recipe. Get it here on Amazon.
- Oatmeal – another hugely popular galactagogue that you’ll probably have on hand.
- Dates – dates are packed full of healthy fibre and natural sugar that will give you an energy boost.
- Flax meal – often used as an egg substitute, flax is full of Omega 3’s.
1. Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
The first step in making these cookies involves mixing up the water (or milk) and flaxseed meal together in a bowl, letting the mixture sit for 5 minutes. After that, you just need to mix everything else up, roll it into balls, and bake for 10-13 minutes. This recipe makes around 40 cookies, depending on the size you make them, meaning they will last awhile!
These no-bake cookies for a better milk supply begin with combining the oats, almonds, flaxseed, brewer’s yeast, and cinnamon into a saucepan, and bringing it to a rapid boil. Once boiling, you slowly add the rest of the ingredients, cook for a few minutes, roll them into cookies, and let them cool on a baking sheet. No oven required!
These dairy-free milk producing little morsels are ready in 10-12 minutes in a 350-degree oven. The recipe makes about 4 dozen small cookies. You can also place the dough in the freezer before baking, and then bake them from frozen, which takes about 12 minutes.
The flavor of cinnamon and apple together never gets old. These apple cinnamon cookies are easy to make, will work to give your body the nutrients it needs to produce more milk, all while making the perfect comfort dessert.
Coconut and chocolate coming together with all the key ingredients needed for more breast milk, fast. Ready in a total of 40 minutes, this recipe makes a batch of 24 cookies.
This chocolate chip toffee cookie recipe for increased milk production can be made with dairy ingredients or non-dairy substitutions. They can be cut into bars or squares and baked in 22-30 minutes.
Made with bananas, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and more nutritious ingredients, these banana chia lactation cookies will replace your banana bread for a while. They can bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, but as there is nothing in them that requires baking, you can devour them as no-bakes as well!
These pumpkin milk machine cookies can be made in just 15 minutes. Additions like chocolate chips can be added for extra deliciousness, and the recipe renders about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Who isn’t tempted to eat cookie dough? This edible cookie dough bites recipe for milk supply makes approximately 28 chocolate chip cookie dough bites with almond butter, flour, brewers yeast, and fennel seed that you bake, roll into cute balls, and store in the freezer for snack time bliss.
Yup, you saw that right. You get to have your carrot cake and a milk producing cookie too! With carrots, raisin, pecans, rolled oats, and more, you’ll never want to put these down.
Including flax eggs, vegan butter or coconut oil, agave nectar, chocolate chips, nuts, and more milk making components, these vegan lactation cookies are super easy to prepare. They are ready quick too, in about 12 short minutes.
If you like to keep your cookies simple, or you are looking for a great breakfast cookie on those days where your baby will not let you put them down, these old-fashioned oatmeal cookies are for you! Starting with steel-milled oats and other yummy ingredients, these oatmeal cookies may just take the place of your bowl of oatmeal on busy breastfeeding mornings.
This recipe for paleo lactation cookies yields about 24 cookies. The brewer’s yeast provides the uptake in milk. The chocolate chips bring the yum, and all of the ingredients together mean a happy breastfeeding paleo momma!
A very holiday time looking lactation cookie, these have dried fig and dried apricot in the middle. These two ingredients mixed with fennel seed and flax, are sure to give you the milk supply you desire and the flavor your taste buds crave.
Taking into consideration the rising rates of allergies had among children these days, it only makes sense for there to be a demand for allergen-free lactation cookies! Also vegan and gluten-free, these allergy-friendly cookies contain a banana, cocoa powder, brewers yeast for milk supply of course, and more.
16. Baby Mama Bars
Made with oats, chocolate chips, all the necessary ingredients for milk making, like brewers yeast, flax seeds, and something called “hemp hearts”, you’ll be sure to eat these cookie bars right up!
Another variation of no-bake lactation cookies, these little sweets only have seven simple ingredients, three of which are chocolate chips, oats, and peanut/almond butter. The two-step preparing process simply involves mixing all the good stuff up with an electric mixer, rolling them up into 2 dozen cookie bite balls, and storing them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Yet another easy, no-bake cookie lactation recipe, this one may take the prize for the most scrumptious looking, sweetened with honey and dates, and chocolate chips in the middle. It uses rolled oats and cashews to aid you in gaining more breast milk.
19. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies for lactation are made with caramel bits, brewer’s yeast, and flax for some caramel melt-in-your-mouth goodness while trying to produce more milk. This recipe serves up a batch of 80 cookies so you won’t run out for a good amount of time.
Yup. Giant chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with almonds for your milk making pleasure. They are flourless and packed with more oatmeal than most lactation cookies for added taste and milk producing power.
What could possibly be better than something that has the words chocolate, oats, and Sugar-free? Three dozen sugar-free chocolate oat lactation cookies made with honey!
These butterscotch lactation cookies contain a lot of ingredients but it is well worth the process when you bite into them. Filled full of chocolate and butterscotch chips, cinnamon, brown sugar, rolled oats, vanilla, peanut butter, and things like brewer’s yeast to increase your milk supply, these 3 dozen cookies will keep you satisfied for at least a month.
Now it’s your turn
There you have it! 22 awesome lactation cookie recipes to make for each month or few months of breastfeeding. Then when your little munchkin is finished being a boobie monster, you can keep baking these cookies for them as they get older, because breastfeeding or not, they’re delicious!