Recipe: Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

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Lactation Cookies Recipe

After posting my recipe for lactation cookies that I made for a friend on instagram, I was reminded of my own nursing struggles. Sometimes, the most natural thing in the world doesn’t come very naturally. After many struggles and attempts, I became a member of the EP (exclusive pumper) club with my firstborn. Several bouts of mastitis later, I happily chucked my pump out the window at 11 months. With my second, she would only latch with a nipple shield for the first 4 months and only really took to 1 side. We made it to 17 months and were both mutually finished. Breastfeeding can be wonderful and stressful, challenging and beautiful. 

I wasn’t planning on blogging this, mostly because the nursing stage feels like forever ago for us (or maybe I still have PTSD from mastitis), but hopefully this recipe can help the new moms out there who might be facing some of the same challenges that I faced. Many of the ingredients I used are known to boost milk supply and nutrients. Brewers yeast, which can be found in most health stores, is also believed to help with the baby blues. I joked with my friends that I better not start lactating because I taste tested these cookies, but really these cookies are good for anyone! 

I’m not a doctor, just a mom who has nursed a couple kiddos. Make sure to talk to your doctor/lactation consultant and all that jazz. 


1 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
4 tbsp water
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp brewer’s yeast (most health stores like Sprouts carries this)
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


Soak flaxseed in water for a couple minutes until softened. Mix wet ingredients, add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Enjoy and happy nursing! 

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.