M&M Lactation Cookies- Lactation Cookie Recipe #1

I have a whole thing planned around breastfeeding and pumping, but as I'm only 8 weeks post partum, I'm still trying out a lot of stuff.

One thing I love to do to help is make lactation cookies.  I don't know if my supply is increasing because that's just what happens when you consistently empty your breasts, because of my supplementation, or both.

Regardless, I like lactation cookies.  They are yummy, they have some things in them that are good for you, and they certainly don't hurt supply.  The cons, well, they are cookies.  I will be posting some other recipes and tweaks to make them healthier in the coming days but in the meantime, enjoy a cookie, moms!  You deserve it.

2 tablespoons flax seed meal (found at GNC.  Alternative- buy flax seed and stick it in your food processor)
1/4 cup water
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 cup brewer's yeast (found at GNC.  NO OTHER TYPE OF YEAST!)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
2 cups M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix water and flax seed meal into a small bowl and set aside for the moment.

Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.

Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.

Add flax seed meal mixture and mix well.

Add flour, brewer's yeast, baking soda, and salt.  Some like to mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  I like to do less dishes so I just throw it all into the mixer bowl with the wet ingredients.  Mix well.

Stir in oats and M&Ms.

Form and set on baking sheets.  I don't really have a set size, in general the little dough balls are around the size of the hole when I put my pointer finger to my thumb and make a circle, like making the "OK" sign.  I bake on silicone sheets for about 15 minutes in an electric oven.  From owning a gas oven previously I know to remind you that your oven may be different and keep an eye on your cookies the first time you make them.

Recipe makes about 50 cookies.


Well, they are delicious, but almost too sweet with the M&Ms, which is why the next recipe I'll share will have something else.  My supply steadily increase small amounts daily while eating (6-8 per day.../hides) but continued to increase after as well, so I don't know if I can give cookies all the credit.


  1. Hi.... Really good to see your post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge about Lactation Cookies here. Hope people will get some idea after reading this blog.

    1. She's making lactation cookies, not weight loss cookies.

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    1. Yes, u can find it at some grocery stores or any gnc

    2. Sorry I'm late to seeing this! Yes, Brewer's Yeast is dry yeast, and you can find it at GNC for sure.

  3. Can the m&ms be replaced with raisins in this recipe? Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thank you for this awesome recipe! I whip up a batch whenever my supply seems low. A delicious way that seems to work.

  5. Can you make this recipe without the brewers yeast or flax seed? I live in a small town in China 3 hours away from a major city, and would need to get to that city to find these ingredients. Maybe you can offer a suggestion?

    1. You can but those are the ingredients that will increase your supply, without them its just a normal cookie..aybe try ebay or amazon for them?

  6. Great recipe, If anyone is after a discount on the Brewer's yeast then look at my site for GNC Coupons

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