Best Lactation Cookies Recipe to Increase Breast Milk Supply Fast
Breastfeeding mamas - rejoice!
A cookie that can help boost your milk supply? Plus a yummy treat your whole family will enjoy? YES, please!
Do Lactation Cookies Work to Increase Milk Supply?
What is all the rage with lactation cookies, and can they really help boost your milk supply?
Including natural galactogogues (a substance that can support lactation) from food sources in your diet while breastfeeding can help maintain or increase your milk supply.
Lactation cookies can be an easy and wholesome way to combine several ingredients that can naturally help support your milk supply, including:
● Whole Grain Rolled Oats
● Brewer’s Yeast
● Coconut oil
These ingredients are nutrient-dense and offer a boost of B-vitamins, iron and other minerals, healthy fats, and probiotics that are helpful for postpartum and breastfeeding mamas.
The combination of these ingredients in a cookie makes it an easy, practical (and tasty) snack for a busy, breastfeeding mama. Add a glass of your favorite milk (regular, almond, soy, etc), and you have yourself a balanced snack - perfect for optimizing nutrition and meeting your increased energy needs while nursing your little one throughout the day.
Can Anyone in the Family Eat Lactation Cookies?
The good news is that your whole family can enjoy this delicious cookie recipe. You don’t have to be a breastfeeding mama to eat lactation cookies. And contrary to the popular belief, eating lactation cookies won’t somehow make you start producing milk if you aren’t breastfeeding.
That means you can whip up a batch of these not only for yourself but for the rest of your family, including older kiddos and daddy, too! If you are not making these for the purpose of supporting breastfeeding, you can always omit the brewer's yeast.
Dairy Free Lactation Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms
If you or your little one can’t tolerate dairy, you can omit the chocolate chips or substitute with dairy-free chocolate chips. Using coconut oil instead of butter also makes these lactation cookies a dairy-free option that is safe to eat while breastfeeding your baby.
Gluten Free Lactation Cookies Recipe Option
If you’re in need of a gluten free lactation cookie recipe with foods to boost your breastmilk supply, you can substitute the all-purpose flour in the recipe below with Gluten-Free Baking Flour. This will easily convert this favorite lactation cookies recipe into a gluten-free version, making it a safe option for you and your little ones that are needing to avoid gluten.
Other ingredients to be careful with when baking gluten free lactation cookies include brewer’s yeast and rolled oats, as these can contain traces of gluten. Be sure to select and bake with products that are certified gluten-free and are labeled as such on the package. This way, you can still boost breast milk supply by including these ingredients in your lactation cookies while ensuring that they are a safe, gluten-free option. The brewer’s yeast I have linked in the recipe below is labeled as gluten-free.
Best Lactation Cookies Recipe
While the addition of natural galactogogues in your diet can help support breastfeeding, keep in mind that these cannot fix an underlying issue that may be causing fluctuations in breast milk, like poor latching or overall lack in maternal nutrition.
If you are concerned about a sudden dip in your milk supply, be sure to connect with a Lactation Consultant to help address any underlying causes. There are many ways to increase breast milk naturally and maintain your milk supply (along with your favorite lactation cookies!).