After nursing for over 3 years total and my current youngest just weaning I was worried about getting my milk supply back when our newest baby due in January is born. I was thrilled to be able to try these products to give my supply a boost. Typically when I go looking for products that are already made and help boost supply I find they are pretty expensive, which anyone with a new baby knows you don't have much spare money to spend.
I was sent a lovely little sample set of Milky Mama products and my set included...
* Lactation Lemonade ($5.00 for a 16 ounce bottle)
* Lactation Cookies (Available in 5 different flavors for only $12.00 a dozen)
* Lactation Brownies ($14.00 per dozen)
* Lactation Tea Bags ( $8.00 for 15 Tea Bags)
* Lactation Smoothie Mix ($4.00/one day supply or $26/7 day supply)
I ate the cookies and brownies and drank the lemonade just this past week but I am saving the tea and the smoothie mix until the baby arrives, so watch for an updated review then. :) Normally when you purchase something premade it tends to go stale quick, especially cookies but these lactation cookies and brownies were still soft and fresh a week after they arrived. In fact I ate my last brownie this morning and this is the second week since my package first arrived and that brown was still fresh as could be.
I made lactation cookies at home one time when my middle child was a baby and they didn't turn out all that good, they were dry and hard and just not good in any way, so I gave up trying, I admit I am no baker nor cook. These lactation cookies are soft and delicious and at only $12.00 per dozen they are very affordable, considering what they do. While I can't say these products will boost your milk supply for sure what I can tell you is these high quality products are a wonderful option to try if you want to boost your supply. Statistically only less than 10% of women who claim they can not breastfeed actually can't due to medical or physical reasons, and even then the percentage is about 1-2%. The majority of women just lack the support and education they need to be successful and I am an advocate for providing information and support to any woman who wants to breastfeed. (Now, I realize breastfeeding isn't for every woman just like natural child birth without pain meds isn't for everyone, so don't take that the wrong way)
When it comes to the lemonade I highly suggest drinking it cold...ice cold and shaking it throughout your time drinking it to keep it mixed well. It tastes great but when it's not ice cold it's a little tart same goes for when the mix ends up at the bottom of the bottle. I really think $5.00 for a 16 ounce bottle is reasonable, considering we spend $1.79 or more for a 20 ounce bottle of soda that has absolutely NO nutritional value or purpose other than to make us overweight and sick. I must say I wish this company offered a multi pack of the lemonade, say like a 6 or 12 pack option, it would be awesome! Maybe in the future. When I first got pregnant this time around I suffered from severe morning (all day) sickness and nothing helped, I am wondering if this lemonade would have helped with the nausea? I suppose I will have to wait until the next time around to try it. Haha but the thought is there, if you are pregnant and suffering from morning sickness and try this lemonade, please let me know if it helps with the nausea.
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