If you're a breastfeeding mama, then you probably have heard about lactation cookies. They are little bites of heaven that do wonders for your milk supply. If you are like me, it can sometimes be a pain in the butt to make a huge batch of lactation cookies just for yourself. Sure, they are perfectly safe for other members of the family to eat, but then I cant claim them as "Mama's Special Milk Cookies" and keep them all to myself. Enter a fabulous company called Milkin' Cookies. I seriously consider this company heaven sent. I can have fresh baked lactation cookies sent right to my door!
Milkin' Cookies are the creation of the Mommy Doctors, two physician mommies who wanted to continue nursing while working full time. I think SO many mamas can relate to that scenerio! In fact, they felt the same way I do - I dont want to take Fenugreek! If you could see me, you would see a tantrum about it. I think eating a cookie is a MUCH better solution to supply issues and luckily, they agree!
I noticed a difference after just one cookie. I couldn't believe how much my supply changed after one cookie! They were awesome enough to send me 6 cookies - 3 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and 3 Cranberry Almond Oatmeal. My favorite by far was the Cranberry Almond Oatmeal. I have always been a fan of a less sweet cookie and I love the little bit of tartness in them. Each cookie comes individually wrapped and should be eaten within 2 weeks or stored in the freezer if you want them to last longer. Each cookie will stay good out of the freezer for 6 weeks, but should be eaten sooner if you want the freshest cookie possible. They dont use any preservatives in their cookies, which I love!
Now lets talk ingredients, which is the most important thing for me!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip - Oats, Butter, Whole Wheat Flour, Semi Sweet Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Nutritional Yeast, Ground Flaxseed, Wheat Germ, Unsweetened Cocoa, Salt and Baking Soda.
Cranberry Almond Oatmeal - Oats, Butter, Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Eggs, Sugar, Almonds, Dried Unsweetened Cranberries, Nutritional Yeast, Ground Flaxseed, Wheat Germ, Vanilla Extract, Salt and Baking Soda.
I love ALL of the ingredients in these cookies! Nothing artificial or hard to pronounce here. The ingredients that will help your milk supply are the nutritional yeast, the flaxseed, oats and the wheat germ. I have tried recipes with brewers yeast and let me tell you, you can tell a difference! I MUCH prefer nutritional yeast to brewers yeast!
A 14 Day Supply (14 Cookies) - $20.99
A 30 Day Supply (30 Cookies) - $44.99
A 3 Month Subscription (30 Cookies per Month for 3 Months) - $119.99
I think those prices are awesome. Some may think they are expensive. I sort of look at it like this, I dont have to spend any time cooking, each cookie comes individually wrapped for convenience and freshness, the cookies taste phenomenal and I can keep them in the freezer for whenever my supply needs a boost. Is it cheaper to make your own lactation cookies? Sure, but I know mine dont taste as good as these! I dont have extreme supply issues, so a 14 day supply would last me a long time, which makes the $20.00 worth it. Alternatively, if I DID have major supply issues, I would do the subscription and that would make the $119.99 worth it as well. Either way I think these cookies are a fabulous buy, especially if you do have major supply issues and you cant bake to save your life. Keeping a strong milk supply is extremely important to breastfeeding mamas and I am SO greatful to have this awesome company in my arsenal of breastfeeding products.
My main reason for wanting to try Milkin' Cookies was my solid foods fear. I always have this panic attack when my babies start solids. I get so afraid my milk supply is going to dry up and vanish. I know that sounds so silly, but I think it's a legitimate concern! My baby Josie started solids at 6 months and she has loved every minute of it. I love knowing I have Milkin' Cookies for when I feel like I need a boost!
I strongly urge all of my breastfeeding mamas out there to give them a try and to keep them in mind for anyone you know who is struggling with supply issues. Lets support all breastfeeding moms and offer up the tools to help!
I want to say a huge thank you to Milkin' Cookies for this review opportunity!
Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own.