When Logan was a newborn, I used to pump often to help create a supply of milk in my freezer. Around three or four months old, we bought a new house, were trying to sell our current house, moving, etc. which all led to not having any time or opportunities to pump. My freezer stash was dwindling and I needed to amp it up. I also had read that maybe one of the reasons he wasn’t sleeping well was because he wasn’t getting enough milk throughout the day, so I was worried that my supply was dropping.
I started researching ways to increase my milk supply. I already drank a ton of water and ate oatmeal every day, but what else was there? Lactation cookies! They are full of oatmeal, flaxseed meal and brewer’s yeast which can help increase your milk production.
And it did! I was able to start pumping again by eating one (or a few) of these cookies everyday. It helps that they are also yummy! My husband couldn’t stop eating them either…
This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so I left out a few and put the rest in the freezer and then either microwaved the cookie for 20 – 30 seconds to unthaw it or just ate it straight from the freezer.
Flaxseed meal can usually be found at any grocery store, but I did have a hard time finding Brewer’s Yeast. I did eventually find a small container at my health food store, but for my next batches, I ordered from Amazon.
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
¼ cup of brewer’s yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of old fashioned oats
1 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Stir together the flour, flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- Blend butter, sugars, and vanilla. Blend in eggs.
- Add dry mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Scoop 2 Tbsp of dough, 1 to 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until matte on the top.
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