How to increase milk supply – Lactation Cookies

Need a little help to increase your milk supply? Our recipes for lactation cookies are a great way to help your milk production!

Lactation Cookies are cookies made with certain ingredients known to help boost milk production. Brewers Yeast is commonly used due to the iron, protein and vitamin B which helps lactation, and the oats provide an abundance of minerals and nutrients. Please ensure that it is Brewers Yeast you get and no substitutes as this is one of the main lactation helping components.

They are easy enough to make, and serve as a tasty and healthy snack or treat. (And when else can you say that about cookies?)

We asked all of our friends and customers, and trawled the internet looking for the tastiest and easiest lactation cookies recipes for you, so take your pick!

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Simple Lactation Cookies

Serves 6 dozen cookies so ideal if you would like to set away half of the dough to freeze and bake at a later date.

  • 1 cup butter or marg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons linseed/flaxseed meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
  • 1 cup or more chocolate chips (optional)
  • 2 generous tablespoons of brewers yeast

Preheat oven at 170c. Mix together 2 tablespoons of linseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream margarine and sugar. Add one egg at a time, mix well. Stir linseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mix. Stir in oats & chips. Scoop onto the baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on the size of cookies.


Spiced Cookies

  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup whole ground flax seed
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup sweet raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp brewer’s yeast

Stir together the wholemeal flour, oatmeal, ground flax seed, raisins, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and brewer’s yeast until thoroughly combined.

Beat the eggs. Whisk in the applesauce, oil, water and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined, then drop by the spoonful onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a 170C oven for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.

The recipe makes 24 lactation cookies.


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Chocolate Fudge Cookies

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup whole ground flax seed
  • ½ cup natural sweetener or honey
  • 4 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. brewer’s yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 2 egg whites

Stir together the rolled oats, flax seed, sweetener (if using a dry sweetener), cocoa powder, salt and brewer’s yeast until well combined.

Whisk the egg whites and beat in the oil and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients, stir to thoroughly combine, then cover and place into the fridge for several hours.

Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking trays with parchment paper. Drop the batter by the tablespoon onto the baking tray, then flatten with your hand or a fork until the cookies are ½ an inch thick.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm. The recipe makes 12 cookies.

Banana & Raisin Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole ground flax seed
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. runny honey
  • 1 tbsp. brewer’s yeast

Mash the bananas in a large bowl with the honey, vanilla and olive oil until smooth. Stir in the rolled oats, flaxseed, raisins and brewer’s yeast until thoroughly combined.

Drop the mixture by the teaspoonful onto a lightly greased cooking sheet and bake in a 170C oven for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. The recipe makes 24 cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp brewer's yeast
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips (dairy free if required)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar     

Preheat oven to 180C / gas mark 4.
Mix all ingredients together until well combined then spoon onto a lined baking tray and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Allow the biscuits to cool on a wire rack.

Makes 15 cookies at 47 calories per serve


Oatmeal Cookies

  • 3 large bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp. brewer’s yeast
  • ¼ cup light butter, melted
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup

Mash the bananas in a large bowl with the melted butter, skim milk, vanilla and maple syrup until smooth. Stir in the oats, flax seed and brewer’s yeast and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

Drop by the teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheets, flattening them with your hand. Bake in a 170C oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. The recipe makes 24 cookies.

Dairy Free Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or coconut oil at room temp (coconut oil will make the cookies dairy free)
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 2 cups rolled gluten-free oats
  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips (look for a high cocoa percentage to keep the chips dairy & soy free)
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes (or Brewers Yeast – type will dictate if it is gluten-free or not)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven at 160C. Mix flaxseed meal in the water and set aside for 3-5 minutes.

Cream coconut oil (or butter) and sugar. Add flax seed mixture and nutritional yeast flakes. Mix until light and fluffy. Add coconut and oat flour and mix well. Add baking soda, salt & rolled oats. Mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix well. If mixture seems dry add in a little more water 1 tablespoon at a time.

Spread evenly in a 9×13 pan and bake at 160C for 30-40m minutes. The edges should be golden brown and the middle should be set. Let cool and cut into bars.

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