How To Make Yummy Lactation Cookies That Will Really Boost Your Supply

Well, I have a few months before our little Everlee Jane will be here and I’m already practicing my favorite lactation cookie recipe. I am so determined this time around and trying to prepare for our upcoming breastfeeding journey and {hopefully} make it more successful than it was with Norah, our last child. With Carson, our second child, I made it to almost 14 months of breastfeeding and pumping, so I’m still super proud of that! And with Norah, we made it almost 5 months, but we did what was best for us at the time.

I started making these cookies originally when I was pregnant/breastfeeding Carson, back in 2014. I absolutely hated trying to find a recipe that I liked, so with enough research and tweaking other recipes, I made this one! It’s pretty simple and SO GOOD! Everyone in the house will love these cookies, not just us nursing mommas. Trust me, even my dad loved these! LOL! And they are so much better (and cheaper) than the pre-mixed lactation cookies you will find in the stores! 


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies 


• 1 cup butter 
• 1 cup sugar 

• 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
• 4 tablespoons water 
• 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal 
• 2 eggs 
• 1 teaspoon vanilla 
• 2 cups of all purpose flour 
• 3 cups oats 
• 1 cup chocolate chips (I put 1.5 cups) 
• 2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast 

This recipe makes 4.5 dozen


1. Preheat oven to 350′ degrees F
2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes in a separate bowl. 

3. Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar well. 
4. Add eggs and mix well. 
5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well. 
6. Sift together flour and brewers yeast. 
7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix. 
8. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. 
9. Scoop onto baking sheet. 
10. Bake for 12 minutes. 
11. Let sit for 5-10 minutes then remove from pan. 

I found it works better when I mix up the batter and put in a bowl with lid in refrigerator for about 45 minutes. That way you can roll up the cookies instead of scooping them. It works better for me and so much easier! You can also alter this recipe and use raisins and cinnamon (remove the chocolate chips) for yummy Oatmeal Raisin cookies, too! It’s so versatile. 

Let me know how you like them best! Please feel free to share this recipe! Thanks for reading, y’all! 

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