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Lactation Cookie Recipe That Won't Give Your Baby Colic
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Lactation Cookie Recipe That Won't Give Your Baby Colic

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Finding a lactation cookie recipe that is safe for you and your baby can be a challenge, there are so many out there - but you want to ensure you are baking cookings that are tasty while ensuring your baby is avoiding ingredients that could give them colic or an upset tummy. 

We’re done all the research and have found the ultimate lactation cookie recipe that you and your Bub will love. Sit back while we share how to make lactation cookies and source the ideal ingredients to ensure you boost your milk flow and enrich the breast milk your baby needs to thrive. 

What ingredients make lactation cookies good for milk supply?

First up, the key ingredients for a cookie to essentially be a ‘lactation cookie’ are as follows oats, brewers yeast, flax seed, barley and or coconut oil. 

While there are plenty of variations, we would suggest that brewers yeast is the major ingredient you should ensure for your recipe to work a charm. You can make lactation cookies that are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and vegan - just by alternating a few ingredients. 

There are plenty of great combinations of lactation cookies, from traditional choc chips, to more subtle flavours that include dried fruit and coconut. At the end of the day, breastfeeding makes you hungry, and producing enough milk for a new bubba is hard work, so be sure you are drinking enough water and ensuring you have something quick to eat while you are feeding or when you get a moment in the whirlwind that is the newborn phase. 

What sort of texture should my lactation cookie be?

Due to the number of oats you need in the cookie to help boost your lactation, the cookie is going to feel and look a little thicker and more solid than a traditional cookie. Trust us, they will be delicious, however, you might find lactation cookies are a little more on the crunchy side and also taste a little more organic and healthy. 

That said, lactation cookie recipes should be tasty, after all, new mamas deserve a little something special and lactation cookies can be enjoyed two to three times a day - so it is important to love the taste of the cookies! 

Can lactation cookies be made and frozen?

The simple answer is yes! Making a few batches is simple and the cookies can be frozen and stored for months. 

Quickly defrosting or popping a lactation cookie in the microwave so you can enjoy a warm cookie while you are breastfeeding is truly decadent when you’re feeding back to back in the newborn phase. 

What is the recipe for a great lactation cookie? 

A quick search online will help you find plenty of lactation cookie recipes, this is our tried and tested version that we absolutely love and we’re happy to share it with our community. 

Lactation Cookies

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rolled oats

  • 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 5 tablespoons of brewers' yeast

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch salt

  • 170g dairy-free butter or margarine 

  • 30g oil

  • 1.5 cups sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups of your favourite dairy & soy free chocolate in chunks

Method

  1. Preheat over to 180 degrees
  2. Mix dry ingredients together 

  3. Combine the butter, oil and sugar together with an electric mixer until it is fluffy

  4. Add in vanilla extract 

  5. Stir in chocolate and any additional ingredients such as almond slivers, coconut etc

  6. Scoop into small rounds the size of a 20c piece onto a tray with baking paper or non-stick, and press down with a fork to create a cookie shape

  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden

  8. Let cool, then bag and freeze or put your feet up and enjoy warm 

Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.