Whether you know a breastfeeding or pumping mom or you are one, these lactation brownie boobie bites are a delicious way to increase breastmilk supply.
Made with a regular box of store-bought brownie mix plus important galactagogues, this lactation brownie recipe is super easy to make in about 2 steps and comes in perfect bite-sized proportions!
These are great to make to jumpstart your own supply or as a gift to a new mom! They are also perfect to keep as part of your breastfeeding station. The small size makes them easy to eat with one hand while you’re nursing your little one!
Click “Jump to Recipe” above to get right on with the recipe or read on below for how these lactation brownies can give your boobies a boost!
I preface this post that I didn’t make these for me! While I’m still nursing Remy only twice a day, my pumping days are long over and I’m no longer concerned with supply. I have a dear friend who is a new mom and I thought these warm lactation brownie boobie bites would make a great gift when I go visit them!
(Update October 2020: I have made this at least twice a month with my newest baby girl, Liliana!)
However, when I did eat these during my pumping days, I noticed about a 1-2 oz increase in my daily output. I also maximized each pump session with these amazing tips and fixed my slacker boob! I even noticed a difference when collecting let-downs with my silicone breast pump. Every precious drop counts when you’re a breastfeeding or pumping mom!
Thankfully, I had such a good supply that I was able not only to feed and provide for Remy and now Lily (still going, in fact), but I’ve also been able to support other moms and provide breastmilk for their babies. In fact, I have donated over
2000 oz 6,000 oz between my two kids!
Why these lactation brownies are so simple to make
These lactation brownie boobie bites are so simple to make because the main brownie part is from a box of store-bought brownie mix! Then all you need to do is add in some vital galactogogues (see below), pour the mix into the muffin tin, and pop them in the oven! Most of the ingredients are found at your neighborhood grocery store, but you may have to search your local health food store for the Brewer’s yeast or buy it online.
What are galactogogues?
Galactogogues are simply substances that increase milk supply. These can be foods, herbs, or drugs. They’re important to include in a breastfeeding or pumping mom’s diet to maintain a healthy breastmilk supply. These brownies include many of these galactogogues in one delicious dessert:
Coconut milk – helps with maintaining hydration. Since breastmilk is 80% water, it is very important to be well-hydrated. Coconut milk and water are great ways to do this. Make sure to get the coconut from the dairy section of the grocery store and not the one you find in the can.
Oats – may be due to increasing iron stores or lowering cholesterol. The mechanism behind oats increasing milk supply is not well known, but there is a lot of anecdotal experience. When I was pumping, I used to eat a bowl of oatmeal made with coconut milk and Brewer’s yeast. I could tell a little bit of difference in my milk output when I ate the oatmeal vs. not eating the oatmeal.
Brewer’s Yeast – again, the mechanism for boosting milk supply isn’t well known. It is known as a super food and is chock-full of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to support a healthy milk supply for breastfeeding or pumping moms.
Flaxseed – can increase breastmilk production since it contains phytoestrogens. Flaxseed also has important fatty acids.
Can I Freeze Lactation Brownie Boobie Bites?
Absolutely! Not only are these boobie bites super simple to make, but you can also make a whole bunch and freeze some for later! That way, you can always have emergency lactation brownies on hand whenever you need a boost without constantly making them. Because….you’re a new mom and who has time for that? Plus, these are a great alternative to lactation cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
To freeze, simply bake as directed. Once done, cool the boobie bites on a cooling rack. Then pack as many as you desire in a freezer bag. Once you’re ready to eat one (or ten), take them out to thaw, then serve. You can even microwave them for 10-15 seconds to make the chocolate chips gooey and yummy!
I loved making these lactation brownie boobie bites all the time because they are so easy AND they are just scrumptious. Even better, you can’t taste the Brewer’s yeast like you can if you were to make a lactation smoothie or added it to oatmeal. Let me know if you tried these lactation brownie boobie bites and if they worked for you! Happy lactating!
Lactation Brownie Boobie Bites
Whether you know a breastfeeding or pumping mom or you are one, these lactation brownie boobie bites are so simple to make and a delicious way to increase breastmilk supply.
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil or as directed on box
- 1-2 eggs or as directed on box
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 cup Old Fashioned oats
- ¼ cup Brewer’s yeast
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Fill each muffin tin cup about ⅔ with the brownie batter.
Bake for about 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the edge comes out almost clean.
Cool 5 minutes and enjoy!