Just saw this recipe posted in one of my groups and I wanted to keep it handy so I can share it with others


The key ingredients here for increasing breastmilk is the brewers yeast and oatmeal. Back in the day, doctors used to advise mothers to drink a beer a day because the yeast in the beer helped to increase breastmilk. Now, drinking alcohol isn't quite so advised so eating these cookies with brewers yeast in it will have the same effect, if not better. Oatmeal has been a long time remedy for low milk supply as well. Eating a bowl or two a day while nursing helps to increase breastmilk.

  • 1 cup of butter, preferably Olivio or another olive oil type butter, one with flaxseed in it which has added health benefits 
  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 1 cup of brown sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons of water 
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal (found at health food stores) 
  • 2 large eggs, using eggs with omega in it is beneficial, but not required 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla 
  • 2 cups of flour, whole wheat flour is recommended 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 3 cups of oats (oatmeal, not instant though), thick cut work best 
  • 1 cup or more of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or any that you like 
  • 2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast, it must be brewers yeast (found in health food stores)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal with the water and set aside, you will need it a little later. Beat butter and sugars well. Add the eggs and mix. Stir in flaxseed mix and add vanilla to the butter mix. Beat well. Sift together the flour, brewers yeast, salt and baking soda then add to butter mix. Stir in oats and chips.  Scoop or drop onto baking sheet an inch apart and bake for 12-15 minutes

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Jul. 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM very cool!  Thank you Lynette!  I will try it out!

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