breastfeeding/ mama

lemon lactation cookie bites for breastfeeding twins

Lactation cookie bites have been so helpful for me in keeping up my milk supply for twins! They’re full of nutrient dense ingredients like oats, dates, and nut butter. If that’s not enough, they’re also altogether delicious!

Oats are commonly related to increased milk supply, and I definitely noticed that they helped me a lot. Along with that, maintaining a high calorie intake while lactating is so important. So while I’m honestly not sure how much supposedly “magic milk foods” like oats and flax seeds really help with increased milk supply, these little bites are extremely nutrient dense, delicious, and in general an easy way to up your calorie intake while breastfeeding!

There are some pretty powerful ingredients included here. Brewer’s yeast is extremely potent, as are flaxseeds and dates. I’d recommend starting by just sampling one of these lactation bites and seeing how you, your babies, and your milk supply responds! If everything goes well, you can increase to eating 3-4 of these per day.

I’d like to comment here that my little ones did NOT do well with Brewer’s Yeast! I once made these bites with the full suggested amount, and it resulted in a lot of acid reflux for my twins. While a lot of mamas swear by brewer’s yeast, I chose to leave it out altogether.

I’ve been nursing my twins exclusively for ten months, and I eat  a couple of these lactation cookies almost every day! Hope they’re helpful for you as well!


  • 1 tbsp brewers yeast (optional)
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 8 dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond butter or cashew butter
  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup collagen powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 4 tablespoons lemon or lime juice



In a food processor, pulse until pulverized. Add the dates oats, brewers yeast, flax seed, golden raisins, and collagen powder (if using) and pulse to combine. Add the almonds, and pulse a few times depending on how chunky you want them to be (I like them pretty fine!)


Add the lemon or lime juice, almond butter, honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla to the bowl of the food processor and pulse to combine.


Add the crisp rice cereal and pulse a few times to combine. Transfer to a bowl and stir if needed.


Use a tablespoon to scoop into small cookie dough balls. Refrigerate until solid.


Start with 1 per day and see how you and your baby tolerate them! Increase to 3-4 per day as needed.

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