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Hi, do lactation cookies work or are they just a placebo? I’ve heard conflicting advice from different midwifes! Many thanks.

Hi, there's no strong evidence either way really, unfortunately. Anecdotally some women do report that they work. It depends on the ingredients too - whether they use oats or fennel. You can make your own flapjacks that would do the same thing. I would say give them a go, alongside other support to increase your supply, but don’t rely on them alone!

Katie, Tinto Expert