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Wonderfully yummy lactation cookies

These wonderfully yummy lactation cookies may help increase and/or maintain milk supply when eaten regularly. The cookies have many key ingredients which are anecdotally known to boost milk supply. Oats are known to be relaxing, which in turn will help produce oxytocin, a key hormone for lactation. The Brewer's yeast is also commonly used to improve lactation, possibly because of the vitamin B it contains. This recipe makes approximately 6 dozen cookies, which is handy as Dads will enjoy them too!


• 1 cup coconut oil or butter

• 1 ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

• 4 tablespoons water

• 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

• 2 large eggs

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 2 cups flour

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 3 cups oats

• 1 cup chocolate chips/sultanas/almonds/macadamias (whatever takes your fancy)

• 2 -4 tablespoons brewer's yeast (be generous – this is the key ingredient)



1. Preheat oven to 180° for 15 minutes.

2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes.

3. Cream (beat well) coconut oil/butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix well.

5. Add the flaxseed mixture and vanilla to coconut oil/butter mixture, beat well.

6. Sift together flour, brewer's yeast, baking soda, and salt.

7. Add dry ingredients to coconut oil/butter mix.

8. Stir in oats and chips.

9. Scoop onto baking sheet (the mixture will be a little crumbly).

10. Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on size of the cookies.

11. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.

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