The Best Lactation Cookies & Recipes to Help Boost Your Milk Supply

Marjorie Verschueren |

Bonjour Mamans,

Let’s talk milk! One of the many miracles we come to learn about ourselves during this journey in motherhood is that we are able to produce all that our babies need and for some of us that means breastmilk. Like many things, our milk supply fluctuates by outside effects such as stress, lack of sleep, caffeine intake and hormone changes. I don't know about you, but as a new mama myself I have all of those stressors and can always use a helping hand in keeping my milk supply up.

If you've been scouring the internet for the perfect lactation cookie recipe, search no more! We’ve compiled a list of our top 4 favorite lactation cookie recipes created, tried and vetted by moms for moms like you!

  1. Lactation Cookies: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. This recipe, by@bunsenburnerbakery is our Chief Maman and Founders favorite andgo-to for all of her lactation needs. In order to make the recipe a little healthier, Marjorie used coconut flour in place ofall-purpose flour and rather than using sugar she opted for honey and fresh mashed bananas.

  2. The Best Lactation Cookies!@HowSweetEats has a decadent lactation cookie recipe that she makes with Ghirardelli chocolate chunks. This recipe definitely does not disappoint.

  3. Healthy Lactation Granola Bars to Increase Milk Supply Thesedairy-free lactation granola bars by@EcoLivingMama are great to bake in big batches and freeze for future lactation treats.

  4. The Best Lactation Cookie Ever: Baby Mama Bars RecipeThis recipe, by@MaryMakesGood, was passed on to me by my doula the day I had my baby and helped kick start my milk production. Not only are they absolutely delicious but the recipe isgluten-free and can be made vegan as well!

The ingredient replacement options and possibleadd-ins are endless in all 4 of these recipes so don't be afraid to mix it up a little and change what you put in your cookies based on your own preference.

Now, as a mom, I know how precious our time can be so for those moms who would prefer to have a ready baked option and maybe catch some Zzz’s instead of bake we’ve got a couple of options for you too.
  1. Majkaoffers no-bake lactation cookie bites that are non-GMO, vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and has no preservatives. In addition, they have a delicious vanilla chai lactation booster to accompany your bites as well as a protein powder.

  2. Emergency Brownies Milky Mama is a company founded by a registered nurse and breastfeeding mama of two. She offers freshly baked lactation treats, like her cookies that come in 5 different flavors, brownies and drinks. You’re also able to purchase cookie mix so you can bake the cookies right at home. I’ve personally tried the Emergency Brownie and it was a lifesaver when my milk supply dipped. The brownie was moist, rich and almost made me forget that it was a lactation supplement. Milky Mamas baked goods are freshly made to order and ship out pretty quickly. Her treats freeze very well too so if you feel like splurging and want to try a couple different things you can always stock up your freezer for future milk emergencies.

  3. Milkmakers Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Bites - 10 Pack I’ve used MilkMakers chocolate chip cookies myself on and off these last few months and not only are they super yummy but they also come in 2 other flavors. You can order them online from the MilkMakers website or find them at your local Target with the breast pump supplies.

  4. Milkincookie was founded byfirst-time parents Cassandra & Thomas. After a C-section, facing delayed and low milksupply, Cassandra and Thomas tried their hands at multiple recipes until they struck gold and Milkin' was born. They offer fresh cookies, bake your own packs, lactation support tea, and offer subscriptions as well if you become an addict of their tasty goods.

Whether you believe breast is best, prefer to pump or are still trying to dabble in both breastmilk and formula until you find your groove, I hope these oh so yummy lactation cookie recipes and pre-made cookies make all of your milky dreams come true! 

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