How to Make Lactation Cookies

Recently some mum’s in my baby massage classes have been asking for the Lactation Cookie recipe so here it is!!

This is a great cookie to eat if you are a breastfeeding mother and need or want to increase your milk supply. This recipe contains some lactogenic foods (foods that increase milk production) such as oats, brewers yeast, and almonds. Enjoy!

As these cookies do help increase your supply if you have a good supply you can still make them (they are delicious) just leave out the brewers yeast, almonds and use less oats (more flour) Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 4 T water
  • 2 T flaxseed meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Cups of oats
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1/2 Cup slivered almonds
  • 2 T brewers yeast

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix 2 T of flaxseed meal and water, let it sit for 3-5 mins
  3. Cream butter and sugar then add eggs
  4. Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla
  5. Beat until well blended
  6. In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients (except oats, raisins and almonds)
  7. Add butter mixture to the dry mixture
  8. Stir in the oats, raisins and almonds
  9. Drop dough balls onto a baking tray with grease proof paper
  10. Bake for 10-12 mins

If you are trying to increase your supply eat 4 cookies per day for good results. These cookies taste great and can be eaten by anyone especially hungry children and partners 🙂 who enjoy oatmeal cookies!

Enjoy!

Marilyn

 

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