Lactation Cookie Recipes

Lactogenic Jan 5, 2021
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Easy, Effective, Yummy, Healthy Lactation Cookies

Most lactation cookies work, but are they healthy?

These cookies are tasty even though they are sugar-free (refined sugar), dairy-free and gluten-free! They are great for the whole family.

“I eat these breast milk cookies in the morning, and by the evening I have so much milk - I could donate some!"

Important information

Using our cookies in conjunction with the tips below, you should see a substantial increase in milk supply overnight.

Healthy Oats Lactation Cookies

The added ingredients mask the strong flavor of brewer's yeast in this recipe to make this not only delicious but a powerful tool for increasing your milk supply.

The brewer's yeast can be left out if you want to make these cookies for your children - My kids love them.

Ingredients

  • 3 Large, ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp of almond butter
  • 3 tbsp  of peanut butter
  • 4 - 5 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp cocoa nibs or cranberries (or both)
  • 20 finely chopped almonds.
  • 4 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 cups of raw oats
  • ⅔ cup of almond flour
  • 2 tbsp brewer's yeast
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Calories in the whole batch are 3800. I divided mine into 30 large cookies, each about 125cal.

How to make these lactation cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix the mashed bananas with the vanilla extract, honey, warmed coconut oil, and nut butter.
  • In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Form balls of dough. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with your fingers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and turn them. Bake another 7 minutes until golden brown.
  • The cookies will still be soft. They harden as they cool.
  • The raw dough is quite yummy too. You could skip the oven, roll them into small balls, and then in desiccated coconut. Then put them into the deep freeze. Remove them from the freezer as needed.
“ The best damn lactation cookies I’ve tried - the no-bake cookies are my all time fav. “ ~ Stacey
“I struggled to find effective lactation cookies without eggs, so I’m so glad I found these. And now the whole family can enjoy them too" ~ Pet


No-bake Lactation Cookies

(Lactation Cookies Recipe without Brewer's Yeast)

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp honey
  • 6 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds milled to a pulp
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds milled to a pulp
  • 3 tbsp whole sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp whole linseed (flax seed)
  • ½  cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut (plus a little extra for rolling)
  • ½  cup oats
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 tsp caramel essence

Mix all the ingredients. Form into round balls (about 2 tbsp for each ball). Roll into extra desiccated coconut (optional). Freeze. Remove from the freezer as needed.

“These are wonderful because they are healthy and they work!" ~ Linda
"These no-bake oatmeal lactation cookies have won in my books!". ~ Tracy


Why these Specific Ingredients for our Breast Milk Cookies?

Our breastfeeding cookies increase supply and improve breast milk's quality (richness) by adding essential vitamins, fats, and nutrients to the mix.

  • Oats - Contains Saponins. Saponins help to increase levels of the lactation hormone Prolactin. They also increase Oxytocin (feel-good hormone) levels, another essential hormone for lactation. Oats are also full of protein, vitamins, and minerals—more about oatmeal and your breast milk supply.
  • Flaxseeds (linseed) - Contains high amounts of fatty acids. Giving you and your baby’s immune system a boost.
  • Brewer's yeast - Contains a lot of Vit B.
  • Coconut oil - Increases the levels of Lauric and Capric acid in breast milk; therefore, your milk will contain an increased amount of antimicrobials. This means extra protection from viruses, bacteria, and fungus (yeast infections) for you and your baby.

How Many Lactation Cookies should I Eat a Day?

3 - 5 cookies should increase supply, but please consider your daily calorie limit when adding these to your diet. Also, keep in mind the sugar content. If you make your own cookies, use an alternative sweetener such as stevia. So, how many lactation cookies can I eat a day? More than five cookies per day cannot harm you, but you might gain some unwanted extra pounds.

How Many Packs of Lactation Cookies Should I Eat?

You need to wait at least 24 hours to see an increase in milk production. If you want to keep up with a good supply, eat the cookies every day while breastfeeding. In my experience, the benefits only last a day or two after eating the cookies, after which you would need to consume more.  

What else can Help to Increase a Low Milk Supply?

  • How to increase your flow of milk (let-down reflex)
  • Increasing blood flow to the glands can increase supply.
  • Millions have used Mother’s milk tea to increase supply.
  • Other foods that you could include in your diet that have a lactogenic effect.
  • Breast compressions while breastfeeding can encourage let-downs and drain the breast more efficiently, increasing supply.
  • Our homemade herbal tea is guaranteed to make a difference.
  • Why lots of skin-to-skin contact is vital (especially for milk supply).
  • Water intake while breastfeeding is crucial. A non-lactating woman needs to drink 1 cup (250ml) of water per 10kg body weight, plus one extra per day. For example: If you weigh 80kg, you need to drink 9 cups of water per day. So if a non-lactating woman needs that much water, how much more doesn’t a lactating mother need? I would suggest an extra two cups at least. Are you drinking enough water?
  • Avoid artificial nipples and dummies that take the place of your breast. Allowing comfort nursing is the best way to increase milk supply.

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If you still have issues with low milk supply after using some of the advice on our website and trying this lactation recipe, you should contact a lactation consultant in your area.

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Tracy Behr

Mom of two, breastfeeding helper, and lover of all things natural! Studying a breastfeeding counselor course via Childbirth int. & plant-based nutrition via the Nutrition Inst.

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