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Many women struggle with difficulties to do with breastfeeding, and one of these issues can be a low milk supply. The Brewer’s yeast in this recipe is the secret ingredient to increasing milk supply – and with the oats and choc chips, they are a yummy, filling snack for busy new Mums. Of course, it is highly recommended to also speak to your midwife or lactation consultant about any breastfeeding issues. 

Lactation Cookies (makes 6 dozen) 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup butter/marg 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons water 
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • tsp vanilla 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • tsp baking soda 
  • tsp salt 
  • 3 cups oats 
  • 1 cup (or more!) of choc chips (or nuts, dried fruit etc) 
  • 2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast  

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Mix together flaxseed meal and water and put to the side for a few minutes
  3. Beat the butter/margand sugar
  4. Add eggs one at a time and mix well
  5. Add flaxseed mixture (give it a stir) along with vanilla, beat until blended
  6. Sift together the dry ingredients (except oats and chips) and then add to the mixture
  7. Gently stir in the oats and chips
  8. Make small balls and place on a baking sheet on an oven tray
  9. Bake for 8-12 minutes

Enjoy!  

Thank you to Mum Central for the recipe. 

If you are having pain while Breastfeeding, click here to read my blog on Nipple Pain during Breastfeeding.