Did you know you could satisfy your sweet tooth while also encouraging your body to produce more milk?
That’s the beauty of lactation treats, which come in various forms such as cookies, muffins, and even granola bars.
What are Lactation Cookies?
Lactation cookies are, quite literally, cookies that promote the production of breastmilk. They contain galactogogues which is a substance known to increase milk supply.
Brewers yeast, wheat germ, and flaxseed meal and whole oats are the main components in these treats that promote breastmilk production.
On top of this, it is believed to help fight fatigue and the ‘baby blues.’
How Many Lactation Cookies Should I Eat?
There isn’t a set number of lactation cookies to eat, however, between 2 and 3
Lactation cookies are packed full of healthy ingredients, you can even have them as a ‘breakfast cookie’ and not worry about gaining weight.
Of course, all things in excess will cause weight gain, but 2 to 3 a day should be perfectly fine.
10 Best Lactation Cookies and Treats To Promote Milk Production
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie
Source: Simplistically Living
Lactation Cookie Bar
Source: Mary Makes Good
Salted Chocolate Almond Vegan Lactation Cookies
Source: Abbeys Kitchen
Chewy Chocolate Lactation Brownies
Source: Renee Brown
These lactation brownies are so beautiful!
Banana Nutella Lactation Cookies
Source: Doulas of Northern VA
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Quick Bread
Source: Fresh April Flours
Banana Chip Lactation Muffin
Source: Dash of Evans
Dairy Free Lactation Cookies
Source: RaeGun Ramblings
Ironically, milk doesn’t sit well for many new moms, but these dairy-free lactation cookies will have you not missing it one bit.
Get the recipe here
Healthy Lactation Granola Bars
Source: Ecoliving Mama
No Bake Lactation Bites
Source: I Can Teach My Child
Get the recipe here
A Quick (& Important) Note
These recipes are very popular with the breastfeeding community, however, they aren’t the end-all-be-all cure for low milk supply and if you are concerned you aren’t producing enough, you should consult your doctor.
A lactation consultant will be able to help you will all your questions and concerns.
Think of these lactation cookies like vitamins. You wouldn’t take a multivitamin if you have a serious migraine and fatigue, you’d consult your doctor. Same thing with low milk supply.
They’re strictly supplemental for the mom who is producing a healthy amount but wants more.
Will you be making any of these milk-boosting recipes? Which one will you try?
Leave your experience in the comments below!