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?
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.
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
- 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.
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