When I started my first online journal, it was at good old livejournal.com. My username was Housepoet. I started counseling women with breastfeeding issues back in 2004. I developed this recipe in 2006 for a dear friend of mine who was having milk supply issues. The recipe has been passed around the internet for many years now. There are various versions of it, more sugar, less sugar, vegan, I’ve even heard of some people making it gluten free. (Something I’d LOVE to do myself someday.)
Oatmeal and brewers yeast are galactogogues, which have been linked to increased milk production. There is no scientific study on the ingredients used, that does not mean that they don’t help with milk production.I personally have experienced great benefits from eating just 1 cookie.
Housepoet’s Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed cookies ™
* 1 cup butter or marg
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup 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, thick cut if you can get them
* 1 cup or more chocolate chips
* 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast* (be generous)
Preheat oven at 375 degrees F. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream (beat well) margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with parchment or silpat. The dough is a little crumbly, so it helps to use a scoop.
Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
Serves: 4 dozen cookies
Preparation time: 15 minutes
*NOTE* IT MUST BE BREWERS YEAST, NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
I made these for a friend who’s having supply issues*. If you don’t like chocolate, who doesn’t like chocolate?? you can substitute for carob chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, etc.
(The original post from 2006 can be found here.)*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please be aware of serious low supply issues. Your results while using this product may vary.