Lactation recipes? I don’t use social media so having trouble finding advice .... I have twins and I just want to make sure the supply is keeping up with them. 20 days old and they’ve been exclusively breast fed and id like to keep it that way for at least 6 months.

  • Heather
    Nov 23

    I have seventh month old identical twin girls. I used this lactation cookie recipe: Momma's Milk Cookies 2 eggs 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce 1 c. flax 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour 1/2 c. melted butter 2 c. Agave nectar 3/4 c. walnuts (crushed) 2 c. chocolate chips 4 T water 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 4 T brewer's yeast 3 c. oats Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit I have found greased cookie sheets work best, but you can also use parchment lined sheets or a baking stone. In a bowl mix flax and water until thoroughly mixed. In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and brewer's yeast. In another bowl mix together butter and ONE cup Agave nectar (the other cup will be used later). Stir well until the butter and nectar are completely mixed. Add eggs to the nectar mix, stirring well after each one. Add vanilla, stir. Add the nectar blend to the flax and mix well. (A hand mixer or mixing bowl works best) Pour the nectar/flax blend into the large bowl of flour and mix well. Mix in walnuts, chocolate chips. Mix in oats. After everything is blended together well, add the applesauce and final 1 cup of Agave nectar and stir through well. Scoop onto sheets, and press down each ball of dough lightly with a fork. Bake 13-14 minutes. I also took organic fenugreek and blessed thistle. I also have avoided mint. Hope this helps. 😊

  • Abby
    Nov 23

    I just bought some Mother’s Milk tea at Walmart and it has helped my supply a lot. I try to drink it like a crazy person (like 2 tea bags at a time) but it’s worked so far!! It’s like $5 a box but so worth it

  • Jessica
    Nov 23

    Oatmeal can help (just don't be like the mom who are a bowl of oatmeal cookies everyday 😆)

  • Pauline
    Nov 23

    I've heard mrs patels products work well!

  • Mandy
    Nov 24

    Congrats on the babies!! I love this recipe for lactation cookies. It's definitely not a healthy version. There are revisions in the comments if you want to adjust some of the ingredients (I make them by the base recipe). I make a batch, freeze them and pop a couple in the microwave for a milk boosting treat. http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-lactation-cookies-by-noel-trujillo-192346

  • Anna
    Nov 24

    I would typically eat oatmeal most days for breakfast, snack on almonds, drink Mother’s Milk tea and lots and lots of water, and we would keep these around the house for a treat: https://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/02/lactation-cookies/

  • Nikola
    Nov 24

    In general, kellymom.com is a great resource for everything breastfeeding related. Milk intake stays stable between 1-6 months. It doesn't increase continuously, because they don't keep growing as fast.

  • Emma
    Nov 24

    Gatorade and Powerade are great ways to make sure you’re hydrated which also impacts supply! My go-to for when my supply dipped was a drink mix called Upspring Milk Flow, the berry flavor. You can get it at Target. I’d mix it with my Powerade or Gatorade and be good to go! If you’re really in need of a huge boost I used a recipe similar to this one, the key ingredients are brewers yeast and the rolled oats :) Good luck mama

  • Mercedes
    Nov 24

    I just recently made the recipe listed above from genius kitchen. I couldn’t find brewers yeast so I used fenugreek seeds instead. It kicked my milk supply into overdrive!! And it tastes delicious!

  • Danielle
    Nov 24

    I eat oatmeal in the morning to not have the sugar in the cookies. (Personal preference, and those cookies are so great too). 1/2 cup oatmeal 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 1 tbsp brewers yeast 1 tbsp dried cranberries 1 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 1 tbsp chocolate chips (I don’t always add these but they do help hide the yeast flavor) I eat this every morning, drink a ton of water, have almonds and cranberries as a morning snack, and salad with berries and almonds for lunch I make toooons of milk. My son is a heavy eater and this makes it so I can keep up with him.

  • Alisha
    Nov 24

    My son is a heavy eater as well. It seems like my daughter doesn’t want to latch on very long so I’ve been feeding her out of a bottle what I pump and that breaks my heart.

  • Danielle
    Nov 24

    My son wouldn’t latch by himself for quite a few months. I used a nipple shield and t worked wonders, and now he’s still breastfeeding and doesn’t use it anymore. You could always look into trying one for her.