Emma Nutrition

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If you are looking to increase your milk supply or simply maintain a good supply here is a recipe to try. It’s also tasty and delicious. Enjoy!


Linseeds/Flaxseeds x 40gm
Water x 80ml
Brewer’s yeast x 2tbsp
Butter, cubed x 180gm (or healthy oil such as cold pressed Rapeseed or Coconut)
Rapadura sugar or dark brown sugar x 300gm
Vanilla extract x 1 tsp
Spelt (or plain) flour x 260gm
Eggs x 2
Rolled oats x 300gm
Cacao nibs (optional) x 100gm (or dried fruit)
Nuts of choice x 100gm (I like to use walnuts)


  • Blend linseeds 10 sec or use milled
  • Add water to linseeds and set aside.
  • Place yeast, butter, rapadura and vanilla into blender/bowl and mix
  • Add linseed mixture, flour, eggs and mix/stir 20 sec.
  • Add oats, cacao nibs and nuts and mix through.
  • Place mixture into flattened balls onto baking trays & cook 15 minutes at 180C until golden around the edges.
  • You can double the recipe, roll up a batch in 4” lots and freeze (ready for a quick snack when busy with baby)

    Nutrition notes:
    Oats are my favourite ‘medicine food’; they are the most important food for increasing supply (the scientific reason for this isn’t certain). Healthy fats are also important as breast milk is made from fats in the diet ( hence those cookie/cake cravings that we’ve all had so its best to use healthy fats). Linseeds are another galactagogue (supply increaser) that are an important addition to the diet of a breastfeeding mother.

    Per Serving:
    Cals 203
    Carbs 24
    Fat 10
    Protein 4
    Fibre 2
    Sugar 12

    Author: EmmaNutrition

    Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

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