Lactation Cookie Recipe

I have been breastfeeding my son since he was born but am now having trouble with him sometimes when he feeds.  So my Maternal Health Nurse suggested to make some lactation cookies.  The two main ingredients that help produce the milk is Flaxseed Meal and Brewers Yeast which I found at a Health shop.  I have also been adding these two ingredients to my daily fruit smoothie and I seem to be pumping more milk but he isn’t necessarily feeding any better from the breasts, especially because he likes one more than the other one!  Anyway here is the recipe for the cookies my Mum altered to make it a bit healthier as a lot of recipes we found had heaps of butter and sugar in them, and if you’re trying to loose the baby weight like me they probably don’t help but my baby comes first which means EAT THE COOKIES!!


Lactation Cookie Recipe

Makes 25


  • 110 grams Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Egg
  • Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Cup Wholemeal Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Brewers Yeast (be generous)
  • 3/4 C Choc chips or sultanas if you wish


Preheat oven 190 C (240 C gas oven).  Mix together flaxseed and water – set aside for 5 minutes.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and mix.  Stir in flaxseed mix and vanilla to the butter mix.  Beat until blended.  Sift together dry ingredients except oats.  Add to butter mixture.  Stir in oats and choc chips or sultanas.  Scoop and flatten onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.  Bake for 8-12 mins depending on size of the cookie.

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