Best Foods to Increase Milk Supply + No Bake Lactation Cookie Recipe


The best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipeThe best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipeThe best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipe

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It is Week 2 of our Breastfeeding 101 Series! If you missed last week’s post about the Best Breast Pumps + Breastfeeding Must-Haves, be sure to click HERE to check out that post! This week I want to share about the best foods to increase milk supply. Many of you ask about how I keep my milk supply from dropping. If you haven’t read my breastfeeding journey with Leyton, I urge you to read through my struggles shared in that post. I accidentally dried up my milk and the entire nursing experience felt like an uphill battle. I actually recently shared on Monday more about my postpartum anxiety journey too and you can read that here!

This time around has been more smooth with Finn. However, if you are struggling, please know you are NOT alone and you by no means are a bad mother. There are so many products on the market claiming to “boost milk supply” and I want to share what works for me.

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Best Foods To Increase Milk Supply: Lactation Teas, Vitamins, Bars, and Oils

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Best Foods To Increase Milk Supply: Meal Must-Haves

The best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipe

  • Quinoa – Love pairing quinoa with my lunch or dinner
  • Oatmeal – I try to eat oatmeal every morning when I can to help my supply
  • Flaxseed – I add this into my oatmeal and smoothies whenever I can
  • Spinach – I add this to salads, omelets, and smoothies
  • Coconut Oil – I try to cook with coconut oil where it makes sense and I do add coconut oil to my oatmeal. Oatmeal + flaxseed + coconut oil is like a triple threat breakfast
  • Brewers Yeast – This is in my cookie recipe below

Best Foods To Increase Milk Supply: Lactation No-Bake Cookie Recipe

The best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipeThe best foods to increase milk supply + a lactation cookie recipe by mommy life + style blogger, Heather Brown, at My Life Well Loved // #breastfeeding #nursing #milksupply #lactationcookies #recipe

These no bake lactation cookies are seriously SO DELICIOUS! If your are trying to stay away from gluten, dairy, and soy but want or need a boost in milk supply, try these lactation cookies! I have another recipe for lactation cookies HERE on the blog but these might be my favorite!

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Lactation Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Coconut or Almond Milk
  • 5 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 6 TBS Brewer's Yeast
  • 1 Cup Crushed Almonds
  • 1 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1 Cup Flaxseed (ground flaxseed meal)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix oats, brewers yeast, flaxseed and almonds in large bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients in a pot and bring to rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Add almond butter and vanilla.
  4. Mix well and add immediately to dry mixture.
  5. Mix all together immediately and spoon onto wax paper.
  6. Let cool in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. Freeze or leave in refrigerator to keep cool or leave out if you like them soft.

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53 Comments

  1. Stacy
    February 13, 2019 / 7:49 am

    I’m pregnant with my 4th child and due June 1. I have breastfed, exclusively pumped, and giving formula to all of my kids so far. I plan to breastfeed the first 12 weeks, then pump when I go back to work and then give formula if needed. I would love to try some of these suggestions to keep my supply up. I usually see a big decrease when I go back to work. Thanks!

  2. Ashley
    February 13, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Can you share some breastfeeding safe workouts? I have read working out can decrease milk production and can alter it making it too acidic. Can you share your thoughts on this! Thanks!!

  3. Lindsey Dickson
    February 13, 2019 / 10:26 am

    I love all of this information!!! My baby is 5 weeks old and he’s EBF so far! Thank you for all your tips!

  4. MaCalah Andrews
    February 13, 2019 / 10:40 am

    Just had my babygirl in December. THESE. COOKIES. Yummmm abs I can tell a boost in my supply! Awesome because I start back school and working in March and I will need to be pumping a lot more!

  5. Deanna Moody
    February 13, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Looking forward to giving these a try in a couple of months after the arrival of my first baby!

  6. Ali
    February 13, 2019 / 10:48 am

    I am due in April and love following you for all baby tips and tricks!

  7. Jessica Bartolic
    February 13, 2019 / 10:54 am

    I’m loving this entire post! I have baby boy #2 due in just over 3 weeks. My breastfeeding experience with my first son didnt last very long or as I had hoped it would. Definitely going to try your suggestions this time around!

  8. Jen Yardley
    February 13, 2019 / 11:01 am

    My daughter is 6 weeks old and went through a fit nursing this past weekend. I had to pump with one flange because my cat ate through my second tube 🤦🏻‍♀️ I felt my supply drop most likely from the stressful weekend. I just put Fennel oil on and I’m gonna to make these cookies later today. Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Arin
    February 13, 2019 / 11:07 am

    I am pregnant with my first (MIRACLE 💙) baby and would love all of the knowledge available to me to provide everything my little man needs. My main area of focus is nursing. I love the cookie recipe and am looking forward to making it.

  10. Katelyn Mann
    February 13, 2019 / 11:09 am

    Thank you, Heather! I have loved this series. I am 3 months postpartum and getting back into a healthy workout routine. I’d love to hear more on healthy habits whether it be eating, mentally as a momma and/or working out.

  11. February 13, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Thank you so much for these helpful tips!!

  12. Vanessa Young
    February 13, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Thank you for this awesome blog series. As a first time mom to a 2 week old, to say it’s all life changing is an understatement. Your posts, blog stories, and insta stories have gotten me through several late late nights that I’ve been up breastfeeding and wondering if I’m going to be able to make it through the night not knowing if my little boy was getting enough food or not. There’s nothing scarier than having a newborn at home, watching him sleep, yourself and your husband being sleep deprived, wondering if he’s warm enough, if he’s getting enough food, and if you’re doing the best you can. This breastfeeding series, your hacks, and recommendations have been well received for this new mommy and I’m grateful for your posts and you sharing your story and experiences. I’d love to know how to better balance having a newborn, going back to my full time job after 12 weeks that’s highly demanding, and some at home excercises I can do while he’s sleeping. Thanks again!!

  13. Holly Greenhalgh
    February 13, 2019 / 11:32 am

    New momma to be in a month. Love your content and find it very helpful in preparation! Definitely saving this recipe and look forward to trying out some of your suggestions. Thank you for looking out for all of us mommas out here!

  14. Kari
    February 13, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    My feeding journey had been vastly different with my second, who is a month old now, then with my first. Latching and supply are way better this time around, so I’m hoping my pumping journey is better as well!
    I haven’t done much yet this month in the fitness department because I’m only 4 weeks pp, but I trying to watch what I eat. It is hard as a tired mom who just wants to munch because I am tired, but in trying to munch on healthier things, not just chips and chocolate.

  15. Dinh Lee
    February 13, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Love this recipe! Would love to see more about healthy fatty foods that might help my baby gain weight! She lost some weight due to a cold and won’t take the bottle to supplement

  16. Liz
    February 13, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    I’d love to hear about some fitness and health goals that work alongside breastfeeding. It’s hard to diet while nursing because I don’t want my supply to suffer!

  17. Anna J
    February 13, 2019 / 1:07 pm

    I’m excited to try out your lactation cookie recipie! It looks simple enough even for me. Thanks!

  18. April W
    February 13, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    I would love to hear more about a quick and easy daily workout that’s safe during pregnancy. First time Momma and used to work out but went Keto for months before finding out so haven’t been back to the gym in a long time. Have no energy this first trimester and always nauseous but want to make sure I get something in!

  19. Megan
    February 13, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much for these tips and for sharing your lactation cookie recipe. I am in the middle of my breastfeeding journey with my second boy (both our boys are about the same age! ☺️), and had a rough time with my supply a couple weeks ago. I did a quick Pinterest search and found plenty of tips, but because I follow you on IG I feel like I can really trust your advice, and can see how this all works for you!

  20. Jade Wagner
    February 13, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I have been breastfeed my little man since October and I still LOVE seeing all of these tips! It’s a great reminder that there are so many helpful ways to increase supply or in my case keep my supply strong! Excited to try these cookies!

  21. Jade
    February 13, 2019 / 3:14 pm

    I’ve been breastfeeding my little man since October and I’m so excited to try this cookie recipe to keep my supply up! 🙌🏼 These tips are super helpful!

  22. Ellie
    February 13, 2019 / 3:23 pm

    Loving this breastfeeding series so far! I’ve also noticed that if I’m only getting real small chunks of sleep like 2 hours, my supply might drop but after I get a longer stretch of 4-5 hours (if I can) my supply increases. So important to take care of yourself as a new mom and while breastfeeding!

  23. Dawn
    February 13, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    I have been loving following you on IG! Your live story is so so fun and real! Thank you!!

  24. Elizabeth
    February 13, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for this whole series!! I’m so excited to try the lactation cookies!

  25. Desiree
    February 13, 2019 / 4:47 pm

    My baby is 5 months now and I am exclusively breastfeeding can’t wait to try some of these milk supply suggestions !

  26. Katie clayton
    February 13, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    So helpful! Can’t wait to try out that cookie recipe 😊

  27. February 13, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the awesome post! How do you stay focused on health & fitness in the winter months?! I just want to curl up under a warm blanket and eat carbs!

  28. Kelsey Higgins
    February 13, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    I have enjoyed reading all of these posts about breastfeeding. I am a first time mom (due in April) and this has all been so helpful! I can’t wait to try this recipe as well!

  29. Amy
    February 13, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    Interested in a good variety of lunches and snacks for going back to work

  30. Jasmine
    February 13, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Love love love lactation cookies!! I enjoy all your blog posts but the breastfeeding ones are really helping

  31. Kailah
    February 13, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    I have a 16 month old and he ended up coming early and went to the nicu with complications and I never had skin to skin and was pumping gas every two hours and god barely anything even with supplements. All I wanted to do all pregnancy long was to breastfeed. I am glad to continue to read all these post during February

  32. Una
    February 13, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Thank you for the information! Looking forward to seeing more info on health/exercise/diet in pregnancy.

  33. Susanna
    February 13, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    Love this series! I nursed my son for 14 months and am so thankful for that journey. I’d love to hear more about working out while breastfeeding or ways to fit in workouts when you’re a busy mom!

  34. Paige Schmidt
    February 13, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    Thank you for this post! It’s so helpful. Im having my first next week and am so nervous about breastfeeding. This series gives so many great tips!!

  35. Taylor H
    February 14, 2019 / 12:07 am

    I can’t wait to try these recipes in a couple of months!! What are some good workouts to do while pregnant that don’t take too much time, and workout tips for after the baby is born!

  36. Rebecca
    February 14, 2019 / 5:31 am

    Love these ideas! ♡ Thanks for supporting all nursing moms!

  37. Katie Douglas
    February 14, 2019 / 5:41 am

    Pregnant with my second so I will have to try these out didn’t have any laction production issues with our first baby but never know.

  38. Nicole S
    February 14, 2019 / 6:45 am

    Oh em geeeeeee am i happy to stumble upon your page!!!! We are expecting our first this June. Breastfeeding is my biggest anxiety. I want to be able to so badly for my little girl. I know it’s not the easiest etc, but i pray it comes naturally for us. We are so excited for her arrival! Thank you for being such a great resource AND for the giveaway! What an amazing gift for one lucky momma! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the knowledge and support!

  39. Ashley Bryant
    February 14, 2019 / 7:05 am

    Love this!! New mom to my 3rd baby and breastfeeding. ❤️❤️

  40. Vanessa lora
    February 14, 2019 / 7:27 am

    Thank you for sharing! My supply seems to be lower this time around with my third baby. Trying to find ways to boost my supply! Can wait to try your recipe

  41. Destiny Garza
    February 14, 2019 / 7:42 am

    I have to try that cookie recipe! Yum!

  42. Sarah
    February 14, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Loving this post and can’t wait to try those lactation cookies! Do you have suggestions for staying motivated to workout when you are pregnant and have a toddler running around. I’ve been choosing sleep over waking early to get my workout in and I’m trying to keep active, but it’s hard!

  43. Shima famenini
    February 14, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Thank you for sharing all these useful information and top and delicious recepie that I can’t wait to try out. I’m currently 27 weeks pregnant on baby #2. I struggled with breastfeedi g and low supplies first time around. So I’m really excited to use all your tips in few weeks. Love your energy and attitude towards life.

  44. Priscilla
    February 14, 2019 / 11:20 am

    Thank you so much for this blog! All your time and research means a lot! I am nursing my 4th baby and having a hard time keeping up with milk supply. Thanks to your post I’ve ordered the bars and the tea. I entered into the giveaway too. God bless! Keep up the good work!

  45. Lesly F
    February 14, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Im defenetly making this recipe😋 they look very good

  46. Cynthia Richardson
    February 14, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    I need help getting outside and walking when it’s cold.

  47. Allie
    February 14, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love all your tips on boosting milk supply, after a bout with mastitis my supply really diminished so I can’t wait to try out this new cookie recipe!!

  48. Cidney freese
    February 14, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    I gained so much weight making lactation cookies 😭

  49. Kathleen Z.
    February 14, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    I’d like more info as to what to do indoors with the crawlers up to the toddlers when the snow is high than they. We all need to stay healthy, especially Mama. We all like the outdoors but it has been well below zero and 14″ of snow here, help.

  50. CJ
    February 14, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    I could definitely use help with some workouts for the next few weeks (pregnant with #4 due end of June). I usually get pretty bad SPD in the last trimester so I feel like a lazy gross potato

  51. Xenia
    February 14, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Awesome post. I’d like to hear more about fitness and breastfeeding.

  52. February 14, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    Great info! I would love to hear some advice on continuing to breastfeed past 1 year.

  53. Jessica Padilla
    February 15, 2019 / 1:53 am

    I had my little guy three months ago and would love to get tips on getting back to pre pregnant body while breastfeeding.

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