Monday, June 3, 2013

Make Your Own Lacation Cookies (Delicious Dish Tuesday)

     As a nursing mom I worry about having enough milk for Evan's needs.  I know that most women's bodies make the right amount of milk for their baby's needs, but when you add in pumping that doesn't always work.  I have to pump for Evan when I am away from him.  When we are apart daily he typically drinks 9-12 oz each day.  That means I need to pump at least that much daily to keep up with him.  I have had ups and downs with pumping output.  Some days really good and others barely anything.  So I need a little help to boost my supply sometimes.  I have tried some lactation cookies before and they were great, but the cost can add up quickly.  I decided to search the Internet for a good homemade recipe.  I have tried a couple and this one is tastes great and really seems to work.  I notice when I ran out of cookies last week my output lowered.  So I made more this weekend and now I'm ready to pump more this week at work.  When I posted a picture on Instagram I was asked for the recipe so I am sharing it now, but like I said it is not my recipe.

Photo: #Mmmmmmm #lactationcookies

Major Milk Makin' Cookies
recipe by Kathleen Major


1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter (I use crunchy peanut butter)
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice  (I use Walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.
Press down each ball lightly with a fork.

Bake 12 minutes.

     I usually eat about 2-3 a day depending on how big I make them.  No they are not low fat, but for me it is more important to have a good supply for my baby then it is to worry about my weight.  I'd love to know if you try these and they help you or if you have another recipe that you use.  


  1. These actually look super tasty. What happens if I eat them and I'm NOT lactating?! ;)
    Thanks for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday!!