Lactation Bars

A few years back a friend of mine shared a recipe for Lactation Bars with me. After playing with the recipe and a few modifications, these Lactation Bars quickly became my favorite treat to bake for a new mommy or bring to a La Leche League Meeting. They are called Lactation Bars because they are made with ingredients known to boost a mother’s milk supply such a oatmeal, brewer’s or nutritional yeast, flax seed, coconut oil, and wheat germ. They are also super tasty so you may need to make an extra batch for your own family! But don’t worry your hubby won’t start lactating if he eats them. 😉

Milk supply boosting ingredients

3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast or nutritional yeast
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup cocoa nibs
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cream oil and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. Mix until blended.
3. Mix dry ingredients in a seperate bowl, except for oats, cocoa nibs, coconut, and nuts.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Beat together.
5. Stir in oats, cocoa nibs, coconut, and nuts.
6. Coat a 9×13 with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Freshly baked Lactation Bars ready to eat!

If you make Lactation Bars for a friend or for yourself, let us know how they turn out and if they had a positive impact on milk production.

Check back tomorrow for 5 Ways to Support Moms of Newborns.




6 Responses to “Lactation Bars”

  1. Rachel says:

    I made something very similar to this as a cookie after having my DS and being plagued with low supply. I was doing so much else to boost my supply at the time that I’m not sure if they helped or not, but they sure do taste good!

  2. Joanna says:

    I made these for a friend a while back, very similar recipe, and they increased her milk production a lot! She was pumping as her LO was not able to breastfeed, so this helped her so much. When I ate them I though I was going to explode. I really should have known better but was so tempting to eat yummy cookies. Too many people take pills or give up with breastfeeding, when all they need is some milk making cookies/bars 🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    THANK YOU! I have been looking for a good tasting option to boost my supply since I went back to work! I’m going to give. This a try!

    • Sarah says:

      I hope you enjoy them and that they help with your milk supply as you transition back to work. Best wishes!!
      Sarah 🙂