Lactation Cookies

Ladies, I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about ‘lactation cookies’ and how they can help increase your milk supply.  Tell me what you know!  Have any favorite recipes to make your own, or are you buying them?  And when does one start eating these… the day you come home from the hospital?  When your milk comes in?  Can you eat too many of these cookies?  Can they backfire and harm your supply?  What about some of the teas on the market that promise to increase milk supply?  Keep in mind I’m clueless when it comes to all this, so please spell it out for me.  Thanks!

16 thoughts on “Lactation Cookies

  1. As I understand it the key is the flaxseed and the bewer’s yeast. I have 2 no bake recipes and one baked. I didn’t bake anything yet…the house smelled enough. I can email them to you, I also take fenugreek. I get an extra 4-6 ounces a day.

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  2. I never made the cookies but I did eat oatmeal daily and take a supplement called More Milk Plus and I had surplus of milk. I don’t think that you can eat too many of the cookies. Drink lots of water also that made a big difference for me also.

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  3. I didn’t have great supply but it was enough to get by for a year. I tracked how much water I drank and tried to drink eight 8 ounces glasses a day plus ate oatmeal every other day or so. You never know you could be blessed with great supply from the beginning!

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  4. The best thing you can do is drink water and trust your body! Most people DO make enough milk if you feed consistently. It’s really hard at first– baby isn’t good at it and will want to nurse around the clock. It’s painful. Baby might lose weight in the first few days until your milk fully comes in. Don’t panic– just keep nursing! After a few weeks it is less painful and takes less time as baby gets into a routine. Feel free to ask me any questions!! I needed a lot of encouragement in my first few weeks, but I didn’t give up, and Annabelle is still exclusively breast fed (with the addition of some solids) at 9 months. We even made it through me working full time for a few months and the whole pumping ordeal!

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  5. water is definitely key. but fenugreek, oats, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed are also supposed to help a lot, and the last 3 are often used in most recipes you’ll see out there. these are the 2 i’m eyeing for myself: http://www.smallfriendly.com/small-friendly/2014/05/chocolate-almond-no-bake-lactation-cookies.html (no-bake and fast!) and http://naturallysweetenedmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/flourless-peanut-butter-honey-oatmeal.html

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