Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

They’re called lactation cookies because they’re full of delicious stuff that’s wonderful for nursing mama’s — lots of good-for-you ingredients, some of which have also been shown to help boost milk supply.  As a lot of you know, I battled with supply issues with Braden the entire time he was nursing, then again with Mackenzie as she got closer to a year old.  I ate a LOT of these cookies (did I mention that they’re delicious??).  I promise you, they’re good.  Even Adam and my dad gobbled them up.

Two of my friends had babies last week and they’re breastfeeding, so I made them each a batch and delivered them over the weekend.  I’ll always trade food for baby snuggles!  If you’re a nursing mom, have a friend who is, or just looking for a cookie that’s not awful for you, give these a try!

For more information on the ingredients and how they help, check out this site, which is where the original recipe is from.

chocolate chip lactation cookies


1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup almond or peanut butter (I use peanut butter)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup ground flax seeds/flax meal
3 tbsp brewers yeast
1/3 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips (I use a little less)
1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)


Preheat oven to 350.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture, then the nuts and chocolate chips, then the oats.

Place balls of dough onto a greased baking sheet and press each down lightly.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.

From Peaceful Parenting.

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