Lactation cookies Recipe

Breastfeeding Mama’s know nursing is hand work. I breastfed Alec for 2 and a half years and often needed a boost. I came across this recipe while researching breastfeeding articles after he was born. I was determined to Breastfeed for at least a year so was excited to try these out! They have become a favourite in our home and I double the ingredients to make a bigger batch.

I baked a batch a few days before my daughter was due and my milk came in on day 2!  I was filling up and needed to pump because my supply exceeded the demand.

stacked-tower-of-chocolate-chip-lactation-cookiesWarning these are highly addictive!


3 cups rolled oats 320g

2 cups whole wheat flour (or self-rising white flour)

3 Tablespoons brewers (Don’ substitute with normal yeast)

1 teaspoon baking soda 5g ( only if using whole-wheat or cake flour)

1 cup coconut oil or butter softened.

1 ½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

¼ cup ground flax meal 30g ( if you have whole flax seed you can grind it using a coffee grinder).

1 teaspoon cinnamon (Optional)

½ teaspoon salt (Himalayan if you have)

2-3 tablespoons of water

1 cup chocolate chips 215g (Can use dairy free dark chocolate chips)



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together the coconut oil/butter and brown sugar. Then add the eggs & vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients, leaving out the oats and chocolate chips

In a small bowl add the flax seed meal and water let sit for a few minutes before adding.

Stir in the dry ingredients, about ½ cup at a time. You can use a stand mixer on low, or just stir them in by hand with a large spoon.

Stir in the oats & chocolate chips and mix well.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and drop one and a half inch balls about an inch apart.

I also like to pat my cookies down a bit so they spread nicely.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges, are just turning golden.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 163 Fat: 8.15g Saturated fat: 4.81g Carbohydrates: 28.18gSugar: 11.11g Sodium: 53.33mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 3.52g Cholesterol: 10mg


As far as I am aware, there is no official research into lactation cookies. I cannot guarantee that it will work for everyone but it certainly works for me.

Note: You can add more brewers yeast if you don’t see much of an increase. I get my Brewer’s yeast from Dischem, where you will find most of the ingredients listed.



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