Cookies for Milk


Can eating cookies really help you to make more breastmilk? I confess, I don't have any randomized control trial caliber evidence of this.  That being said, folks tend to be extra hungry when nursing (which uses about 300-600 calories a day), so these cookies make a great snacking option whether they get you engorged or not!


HyggeMama's Lactation Cookies

cookie dough

These lactation cookies are delicious, packed with ingredients intended to boost your milk supply (as indicated by *), and free of common food irritants (gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar). This recipe easily doubles or even triples.

1 1/2 cups rolled oats*
1/2 cup flaxseeds*
1-2 tbsp fennel seeds*
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each: ginger* powder, baking powder, soda, sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or organic brown sugar)
1/4 cup maple syrup (at room temperature)
1/3-1/2 cup raisins, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Celsius. 

2. Put the oats, flax and fennel in your blender and whirl until powdered. Add the spices, baking powder, soda and salt, and pulse a couple times to combine. 

3. Cream the coconut oil and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and maple syrup and mix until combined. Mix in the raisins. 

4. Space out tablespoonfuls of dough on a lined baking sheet or two. 

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before storing in a sealed container for up to a week.


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Looking for additional ways to improve your experience of breastfeeding and increase your milk supply? As a postpartum doula and breastfeeding educator I'm really happy to help with that sort of thing -- just let me know!