Easy Lactation Cookies Recipe For Busy UK Mums

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Hey there, mamas! Are you breastfeeding and looking for a natural way to boost your milk supply? Look no further than these amazing lactation cookies! Not only are they packed with galactagogues (fancy word for foods that promote lactation), but they’re also incredibly delicious and perfect for satisfying those post-feeding cravings.

This recipe is super easy to follow and uses readily available ingredients you can find in most UK supermarkets. Plus, it doesn’t require any fancy equipment, just a good old mixing bowl and some baking love. So, preheat your oven, grab your little one, and let’s get baking!

Lactation Cookies Recipe - My Kids Lick The Bowl
Lactation Cookies Recipe – My Kids Lick The Bowl


1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (or use all all-purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup brewers yeast flakes
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (chopped)

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    3. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and honey until well combined.

    4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!

    5. Stir in the flaxseed meal, brewers yeast flakes, and chopped cranberries.

    6. Using a rounded tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of dough onto your prepared baking tray, leaving a little space between each cookie for spreading.

    7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

    8. Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per cookie):

    Calories: 220

  • Fat: 10g (saturated fat: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (sugar: 12g)
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

  • Please note: This is just an approximate nutritional breakdown. Actual values may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    These lactation cookies are a delicious and convenient way to support your milk supply while nourishing yourself with wholesome ingredients. They’re perfect for snacking on throughout the day or enjoying with a cup of tea. Plus, they’re easy to make in batches and freeze for later, so you always have a tasty treat on hand.

    Now, let’s answer some of your burning questions about lactation cookies:


    1. How often can I eat lactation cookies?

    There’s no hard and fast rule, but most lactation consultants recommend enjoying 2-3 cookies per day. However, listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

    2. Will lactation cookies work for everyone?

    Everyone’s body is different, and what works for one mama might not work for another. However, lactation cookies are a natural and delicious way to support your milk supply.

    3. Are there any ingredients I should avoid?

    If you have any allergies or sensitivities, be sure to check the ingredients list carefully. Some common allergens include nuts, dairy, and eggs.

    4. How long will these cookies stay fresh?

    These cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

    5. Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

    Absolutely! If you don’t have a specific ingredient on hand, feel free to experiment with substitutions. Here are a few ideas:

    Substitute ground flaxseed for flaxseed meal (grind whole flaxseeds in a coffee grinder).

  • Use any type of dried fruit you like, such as chopped dates, apricots, or cherries.
  • If you’re looking for a vegan option, substitute vegan butter and a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water, let sit for 10 minutes) for the egg.

  • So there you have it! With this easy recipe and some helpful FAQs, you’re well on your way to enjoying delicious lactation cookies and supporting your breastfeeding journey. Happy baking, mamas!