I don't have issues with my milk supply, but since these "lactation cookies" involved baking, why not give it a try?
I got this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie recipe from a fellow breastfeeding mom. Submitted by Noel Trujillo for food.com, this recipe combines two things I enjoy doing the most these days: baking and producing more breastmilk for Caitlin for storing or donating to other babies.
This oatmeal chocochip cookie is like your usual recipe but with the addition of brewer's yeast and flaxseed meal to, as they say, increase the breastmilk supply of nursing moms.
Others believe that brewer's yeast and flaxseed meal serve as galactagogues or any substance which increases breastmilk supply. Brewer's yeast is rich in vitamin B while flaxseed oil contains omega-3 essential fatty acids which may aid in the production of hormones needed in breastfeeding. To date, however, there is still no published scientific proof as to the effectiveness of herbal remedies in increasing breastmilk supply. Most of the evidence are based on traditional use. So as these herbal remedies may work for some, they may be ineffective for others. Some suggest trying out the various galactogogues to find out which works for you. But the wrong way to view these herbal remedies is to take it as a miracle pill that will solve your breastmilk supply issues. What's more important than taking any of these is to nurse often and for as long as your baby wants to. And try to be close to your baby as much as possible.
Here's the recipe copied from food.com
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
2-4 tablespoons brewer's yeast
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Beat the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the flaxseed mix and vanilla. Beat well. Sift together the flour, brewer's yeast, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix. Stir in oats and chips. Scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.