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Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

by Katie Reed

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If you have ever breastfed your baby, you will know that at times it can seem impossible to produce nearly enough milk. Even those blessed with an abundance of breastmilk can sometimes feel like they’ve been sucked dry – especially during a growth spurt!

Luckily, there is a ton of science showing that there are many supplements you can take to boost production. Plus, there are a lot of foods that you can add to your diet to try and get your body to produce more.  These easy no bake lactation cookies are full of those ingredients that will help you to keep your mammaries happy!

Don’t forget to check out my Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies!

Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies. Perfect for Nursing Moms.

Gather together your ingredients. The main bulk of these cookies is from oatmeal, which is known to be great for milk supply, and it’s also great for boosting energy! Milk has tons of calcium and EFA, and it also helps boost milk production. Nuts, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast are also agents for helping increase your supply!

ingredients laid out for making lactation cookies

To get started, combine your oats, chopped walnuts, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast in a mixing bowl. Set it aside.

Then, in a medium pot, heat up your milk, sugar, butter and cocoa until it comes to a rolling boil. Boil for about a minute and then add in your peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well. Dump all your wet ingredients into the dry and combine with a spoon.

photo collage of recipe progress for lactation cookies

Prepare a large cookie sheet with some wax paper and then spoon out your mixture in 1 TBSP portions onto the tray.

Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies. Perfect for Nursing Moms.

Refrigerate these morsels so they can firm up a bit, and then pop one in your mouth whenever you need a little pick-me-up!

Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies. Perfect for Nursing Moms.

Seriously, they couldn’t be easier, and they taste awesome. Try them yourself!

Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies. Perfect for Nursing Moms.
Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

Yield: 100 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These are full of the best ingredients for boosting milk production in breastfeeding moms!


  • 5 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of flaxseed
  • 6 Tbsp of brewer's yeast
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of butter (16 Tbsp)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the oats, chopped walnuts, flaxseed, and brewer's yeast. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized pot, heat the milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa over medium heat. Once it comes to a rolling boil, let it continue to boil for 1 minute. Then add the peanut butter and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Add the pot mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.
  4. Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper and spoon the mixture onto the paper. One spoonful makes a great snack size.
  5. Refrigerate and enjoy!


Use a tablespoon of mixture for each cookie. You can keep them rounded or flatten them out to your preference.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 100 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 29mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 2g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

For another great recipe, check out my Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies!

chocolate chip lactation cookies

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Jkpeach December 1, 2018 - 4:31 am

Yum! Thank you!

Nicole June 19, 2019 - 7:33 pm

Hi! How long can i keep these for in fridge? Also can i keep them in freezer?

Katie Reed June 20, 2019 - 7:47 pm

They will keep in the fridge for about three weeks, though they can get a little soggy. You can freeze them for sure, and I would take out a few at a time to give them a chance to defrost, but again, they can get a tiny bit soggy. I try not to freeze them if I can help it though, as I think fresh is best.

Ferdusi August 15, 2019 - 8:22 pm

How long can I keep them for is it necessary to put in fridge

Katie Reed August 19, 2019 - 6:02 pm

You definitely need to keep them in the fridge for them to stay fresher for longer. They will last about 3 weeks. Or you can freeze and take them out as needed.

Barbara July 16, 2019 - 1:30 pm

I want to make these for my daughter who is vegan. The milk and butter is no problem to substitute, but I’ve never used yeast in anything. Where do I get it and can regular yeast be used.

Micki July 21, 2019 - 1:32 pm

I bought the brewers yeast and flaxseeds on amazon

Stepheneie July 14, 2019 - 1:35 pm

How many do I need to eat a day to keep my milk up?

Katie Reed July 15, 2019 - 10:39 am

It’s different for everyone. I just eat them as a snack a couple times a day, and it helps. But you kind of have to try and see what works for you. If you have a low supply, you’ll want to eat more, and if you have a decent supply already, you can eat less. I would start with three a day and see how it goes.

Megan August 7, 2019 - 9:45 am

I’m allergic to walnuts (and actually don’t like nuts in my sweet treats anyway) — is it just as simple as omitting the walnuts it would that mess up the consistency?

Katie Reed August 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm

They won’t be as bulky, so you’ll likely get less cookies overall. But it shouldn’t mess up the consistency much. You can always add more oats if they are a little thin.

Samantha Jordan August 8, 2019 - 7:34 pm

These are so so yummy!!!
Is there any way to sub the flax seed for ground flax seed??

Katie Reed August 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm

I’m pretty sure that would be just fine.

Tanya September 22, 2019 - 6:12 pm

These are delicious. My whole family enjoyed them! They really helped my supply with having a few a day. I also added oatmeal for breakfast and a daily Body Armor drink, so I am sure it is the combination of it all but I went from having to pump not only during the work day but into the evening to get enough milk for the next day for daycare to being able to freeze 30+ ounces in a week on top of providing the milk for daycare and nursing my baby when with him.

Katie Reed September 25, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Oh yay! Glad they worked so well for you. It’s incredible how we can boost our supply by eating the right things!


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