Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Recipe

Never in my life have I had a better reason to eat and enjoy cookies… lactation cookies. As a new mom who made the decision to nurse, one of my top priorities the first few weeks was establishing a strong milk supply. There’s a lot of debate about whether or not certain foods actually support a milk supply but as a first-time mom, I was willing to give anything a try to help! And, did I really need a better excuse to eat cookies?

chocolate chip oatmeal lactation cookie recipe
So, everyone talks about pregnancy cravings and what the pregnant woman is wanting her partner to go get at midnight. Well… the cravings I experienced while pregnant were nothing in comparison to how ravenous I was the first few weeks after having Leo.
I remember eating like 5 cookies while nursing at 3 AM one night. I was laughing as I asked my husband, “how am I still hungry after eating 5 cookies in the middle of the night?!”

I want to share 2 things here:
1) the delicious Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Lactation Cookie Recipe
^quick note: this is a time in your life to use your support system. Ask your mom, sister, girlfriend, partner, etc. to whip up a batch or two of these cookies for you

2) 4 powerful foods I included in my diet while working to establish a strong milk supply

NOTE: this cookie recipe is what I ate while nursing but I urge you to talk to your doctor before eating these as I am not a medical professional and every mama’s needs are different!

I highly suggest you pin this image to your Pinterest board to reference at a later date or save it to your phone! I include these items in many of my lactation recipes.

increase your milk supply with these 4 foods

Here is just one of my many “milk supply increasing” recipes. I’m going to be sharing a lot more in my “Mom Cookbook” coming later this spring!


Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Recipe

Course Sweets


  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 ripe banana, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp Brewer's yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars.
  • Add in the flax mixture, eggs, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, flour, baking soda, salt, Brewer's yeast and oats.
  • Stir the chocolate chips in by hand
  • On a rimmed cookie sheet fitted with parchment, drop the dough by the tablespoon at least 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until golden grown. Let cool on a metal cooling rack.


Recipe makes about 15 cookies

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