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These lactation cookie recipe are AMAZING! They were a staple when I had a newborn baby. Not only were they delicious, but they helped me maintain a great milk supply. I think most of us moms worry about our milk supply. Even when we have an excellent supply, we worry that it won’t last. When I worked full-time, this was an even greater worry since I had to pump, which is not as efficient for extracting milk.
I tried to be sure I consumed a lot of milk-boosting foods, but by far my favorite way to do this was with COOKIES! Haha 😛 This recipe is adapted from several others and it has become my favorite go-to. It’s so nutritious that sometimes I tell myself eating 10 of them is, in fact, a healthy meal 😉
It’s an easy recipe and once you have the ingredients on hand, you can whip them up anytime. I don’t usually like recipes that require specialty ingredients, but in this case I make an exception because these milk-boosters can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, and many other meals for the breastfeeding mama.
Lactation Cookie Recipe Notes:
- Sugar. You can use any unrefined sugar, but you may have to add water. I’ve tried several options and maple syrup is my favorite. Also, it’s easy to use less sugar than the recipe calls for; I’ve tried as little as half and the cookies still tasted great! I use unsweetened applesauce, as well.
- Flaxseed. Flaxseed in its whole form will not be absorbed well by the body, so it’s important to be sure it’s ground. It doesn’t last as long that way, but a trick to make it last longer is to keep it in the freezer.
- Bulk bins. This recipe can be a little spendy with the specialty ingredients, but you can purchase things like oats and nutritional yeast in the bulk bins at your local grocery store and that makes them much more economical.
- Parchment paper. I’m too lazy to scrub cookie sheets so I use parchment paper. Also, it can be reused several times if necessary.
What’s your favorite lactation food recipe?