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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies Recipe

Lactation cookie recipe

Are you looking to increase your milk supply? I’ve started baking these oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies and they are SO good! Honestly, I like them even better than regular chocolate chip cookies, which I didn’t think was possible.

Breastfeeding can be such a struggle at times and there is nothing more than a dip in your supply. Been there, done that! These cookies really do help! 

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies stay chewy and moist even a few days after baking. They might not be as healthy as some other lactation supporting recipes, but these are so delicious you won’t find yourself struggling to make yourself eat them, that’s for sure!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies Recipe

If you need to increase your milk supply, this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies recipe is the way to do it! They are SO moist and delicious, you'll find yourself eating a ton and your milk supply increasing rapidly! You'll notice I fixed this batch with M&M's for extra yumminess! (However, the M&M's are totally optional!)
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Course: Breastfeeding
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby, breastfeeding, lactation cookie recipe, lactation cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 dozen cookies
Calories: 295kcal


  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups M&Ms or chocolate chips or a combination of both


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix water and flaxseed together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
  • Mix in the bowl of flaxseed meal.
  • Add flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in oats and M&Ms/chocolate chips.
  • Place spoonfuls of the dough onto your baking sheet and bake for about 10 – 13 minutes. I found that in my oven 11 minutes was just perfect.
  • After taking the cookies out of the oven, let them sit for about a minute or two, and then move them onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Increase your milk supply while you enjoy delicious cookies!


It’s very important with this recipe that you use Brewer’s Yeast. Regular yeast will not help to increase your milk supply the way that Brewers yeast will.
I was able to find all of the ingredients at Walmart except for the Brewer’s yeast. For that I needed to order it online through Amazon. If you live in a bigger city you might be able to find it in a retail store, but if not, just order online. One container will last you for a lot of cookie batches.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g

I have breastfed five babies at this point for a combined 6+ years. This recipe has always been a big help to me when I’m trying to increase my supply. Other things that I’ve found helpful are making sure I drink plenty of water – and when I say plenty, I mean, make sure you are drink 2-4 glasses more than what you’d typically drink in a day! 

Another thing that helps is keeping my baby close by as much as possible and offering the breast every two hours. That really helps to stimulate your body to make more and more milk! Isn’t it amazing what our bodies can do?!

Now that you’re own your way to a better milk supply, head over and check out these hilarious breastfeeding memes. I promise you’ll get a good laugh out of them and I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to quite a few! 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies Recipe

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

They look really good!

Amber Ludwig

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Mmmm!! The best part about breastfeeding is the 500 extra calories a day and great cookies like this!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Monday 31st of May 2021

They look so crunchy and delicious!

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 8th of May 2021

These look so good, I don't care of the ulterior purpose of them are.

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 24th of April 2021

These look so good. Thank you for the recipe