Lactation cookies are a great way to boost milk supply & help keep you nourished the first few weeks after labor and delivery.
If there is anything that I know, it’s that after you give birth, your life becomes one of the most hectic. Between around the clock nursing, and your responsibility to care for the other kids, it can be incredibly difficult to find time to sit down and eat a meal.
In fact, you might find yourself tired and irritable from those crazy nights of hourly nursing and trying to find the energy to finish laundry, clean and do housework.
A new baby is definitely a blessing but can also find your way to near exhaustion too.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
These cookies are full of ingredients to help keep your tummy happy and full, while also helping to boost your milk supply with oatmeal, flaxseed and brewers yeast. They are the perfect combination of soft and chewy, with a delectable sweetness that’s not too overpowering.
I’ve been blessed to be able to breastfeed all 5 of my children, with the first one going just over 3 years. Not only did I breastfeed I also pumped to have extra milk on top of it all. Fenugreek and fennel essential oil were two of the very best friends a girl could have.
This cookies rank right up with them. But more than anything, they are also a way to keep your body nourished during this critical time. If you don’t nourish and hydrate, then your body won’t be able to do its job effectively.
Make these cookies a batch or two at a time and go a step further and freeze some of the dough for later on. Simply mix up the batter, portion into balls, and throw in a ziploc. When you are ready to whip up another batch, pull them from the freezer and place them on a baking sheet and voila!
Cookies in minutes!
*This post was updated with new pictures in March, 2019. Here are the previous photos: