Lydia's Lactation Cookies

Successful breastfeeding is not easy and neither is maintaining a bountiful milk supply. Lactation cookies can prove to be a breastfeeding mother's best friend. Not only are they a convenient low commitment snack, but they help give your supply that extra boost when needed.

Over my own postpartum period I experimented and experimented with different recipes and combinations of ingredients for lactation cookies. I ended up concocting my own recipe which rendered not only delicious, hearty cookies but a healthy little lactation boost.


2 tbsps flaxseed meal

4 tbsps water

1 cup softened butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp pumpkin spice

4 tbsps brewer's yeast

1 1/2 tbsps fenugreek

4 cups old fashioned rolled oats

semi-sweet chocolate chips (as many or as little as you desire)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and eggs till fluffy. Add vanilla extract.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flaxseed meal and water. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

4. In another separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin spice, brewer's yeast and fenugreek. Mix well.

5. Combine all three mixtures until well combined. Add oats one cup at a time. Add desired amount of chocolate chips. Form cookies with a spoon. Bake for 11-12 minutes on greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil.

Enjoy and Happy Feeding (for you and baby)!



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