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Sponsor Spotlight for Milkin’ Cookies in the “Mother Knows Breast” Giveaway Package

April 23, 2013

I am happy to bring you our first Sponsor Spotlight in the Mother Knows Breast Event! This is one of my favorite cookies these days and it is from Milkin’ Cookies!

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Whether you are exclusively pumping, at the breast only or a combination of both, this is for you! One thing a nursing mom always worries about is her milk supply. Do I have enough? Will I lose my supply when I return to work? What if baby isn’t gaining enough weight? These are questions that we ask ourselves as new moms whether we have one kid or five.

Milkin’ Cookies are a great way to give your supply a boost! Milkin’ Cookies contain galactagogues which is anything that can help bring about the production of or an increase in breastmilk. You can find galactagogues in many every day foods like oatmeal, brown rice and garlic! Of course, they are not as tasty as these cookies! Actions such as nursing, pumping and breast stimulation are also considered a galactagogue.

Because it is IMPOSSIBLE to eat a cookie without a child wanting one, they made them completely safe for your kids to nibble on too. There are no weird ingredients or medications. Of course, you could still hide and eat them in peace like I do. You can find the nutrition facts as well as calorie information HERE. Even better, they contain NO PRESERVATIVES!

Milkin’ Cookies come individually wrapped. There are currently 3 varieties to choose from: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, Cranberry Almond Oatmeal and the Dairy Free Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies!

So how do they taste?

They taste fantastic! I love oatmeal cookies but often they contain raisins which I don’t care for. These are oatmeal cookies that have yummy chocolate chips or cranberries and almonds! Perfect for me. And if you have an issue with dairy, they now offer a dairy free version. To be quite honest I think the dairy free is tastier than the original. It is almost as if there is extra cinnamon or something. Not only do I love them but I have to bargain with my kids to keep them from eating them!

The Milkin’ Cookies are soft and moist. I like to freeze mine then take them out to thaw for about an hour. They are made in small batches and delivered fresh so if you don’t plan to eat them within 2 weeks you should freeze them.

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Do they work?

I received my cookies right as I was starting back to work. Monday through Friday I work 4 hour shifts at night with no lunch break. If I am able to get a break it is only for 10-15 minutes. I know there are laws requiring pump breaks but fighting that in a retail establishment is a topic for another post. We decided that I would not pump during these shifts. While I am gone the Little Man eats about 7-8 ounces of pumped breastmilk. This terrified me the first week! I didn’t think I could keep up. He is asleep when I get home so that is when I pump. At first I was only getting about 6 ounces total. After a week of eating one Milkin’ Cookies cookie I was up to sometimes 9 ounces!

I would say that they definitely helped!! I don’t think one cookie would be enough to establish re-lactation or miraculously build a stockpile. If you are looking for a boost this is perfect!

What else can I do to increase my supply?

In addition to eating Milkin’ Cookies you could add the following foods to your diet:

  • Oatmeal for breakfast
  • Garlic
  • Alfalfa in your salad
  • Fennel as a seasoning
  • Barley
  • Leafy Green Veggies
  • A whole lot of water!

Besides things to eat you should also pump or nurse frequently to keep the signal to produce milk active in your brain!

Things to avoid that could decrease your supply:

  • Alcohol
  • Some prescription medications (talk to your doctor)
  • Fatigue (I know it’s hard but getting enough rest will also aid in milk production)
  • Dehydration
  • Caffeine (small amounts are OK, larger amounts can cause dehydration, a contributor to low supply, as well as an irritable baby)
  • Smoking (this is obvious but smoking affects the letdown reflex! Studies show that breastmilk from a smoker is STILL BETTER than formula)
  • Stress
  • Some herbs: sage, parsley, oregano, peppermint, jasmine and yarrow in large amounts have a negative impact on milk supply (source)

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THE GIVEAWAY!

Milkin’ Cookies is providing a 2 week supply of cookies to our winner as part of our amazing package in the “Mother Knows Breast” giveaway! This giveaway will start April 29th! Make sure to sign up for email (on the right side) so you can get updates on the other sponsors and so you can enter to win!!

 

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50 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2013 6:02 am

    I love cookies!

  2. April 29, 2013 6:42 am

    Wow, these flavors look really delicious! Gotta love when they’re actually helping your body and not just adding to your hips too, haha. 🙂

  3. Cristal Carballeyra permalink
    April 29, 2013 9:00 am

    These looks soooo good! A boost in supply is definitely an added bonus. 😛

  4. Erin G permalink
    April 29, 2013 1:09 pm

    These look really good and if they boost my breast milk production thats an added bonus!!1 I’d be interested in trying these out in June when I give birth to my second child.

  5. April 29, 2013 2:28 pm

    These look great! What a yummy way to boost milk supply!

  6. Kelly Curtis permalink
    April 29, 2013 3:00 pm

    I love that they have 3 different types of cookies to choose from and no raisons! Yay! I also love how they are fresh! I am going to have to try these!

  7. Christina Ashworth permalink
    April 29, 2013 3:29 pm

    Healthy and yummy, a perfect match.

  8. Jennifer Bell permalink
    April 29, 2013 5:27 pm

    I loooove lactation cookies. Always a good excuse.

  9. marissa lee permalink
    April 29, 2013 5:53 pm

    wow this looks good..and it it help boost my milk production is even better,,never heard of this…thank you for sharing this information.

  10. Michele R. permalink
    April 29, 2013 6:13 pm

    Cookies that help the milk supply? Sign me up!!! I am a full time student and due in September – and I cannot afford to take a term off from school. So, pumping will be my best friend – tasty cookies to help keep my suppy up- yes, yes, yes!

  11. Stacey R, permalink
    April 29, 2013 6:43 pm

    I’d love to try the cranberry almond ones!

  12. Amanda Alvarado permalink
    April 29, 2013 9:03 pm

    I wish I had known about these when I was BFing dd! I never got more than 3-4 ounce TOTAL when I would pump!

  13. Lindsay Himmer permalink
    April 29, 2013 9:17 pm

    I wish I had known about this a few months ago!

  14. courtney cederburg permalink
    April 29, 2013 10:23 pm

    These look really yummy! I was going to try to make my own but these might be easier…..

  15. Dani Osenbaugh permalink
    April 29, 2013 10:32 pm

    These look awesome! And I’m sure they taste a whole lot better than the milk tea I choked down with my daughter. Definitely need to try these with my son!

  16. Grace White permalink
    April 30, 2013 5:11 am

    Sounds yummy! Anything that can help increase supply is pretty awesome in my book!

  17. Katie AB permalink
    April 30, 2013 8:06 am

    These look really good. I’m currently breastfeeding and I would love to try them.

  18. CassieR permalink
    April 30, 2013 5:01 pm

    I would love to try some of these! They look delish!

  19. May 1, 2013 6:35 am

    What a win-win situation here. hehee! Baby gets milk and mama gets cookies.

  20. jennifer aikens permalink
    May 1, 2013 11:23 am

    I exclusivly pump and make my own lactation cookies but would love to try these. I try to eat oatmeal for breakfast – this does increase my supply 🙂

  21. uniquelyyoursbyshay permalink
    May 1, 2013 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  22. Anna H permalink
    May 1, 2013 11:55 pm

    lactation cookies totally intrigue me! I’d love to try some this time around when baby #3 is born!

  23. Bekah Kuczenski permalink
    May 2, 2013 11:59 pm

    I wish I would have know about these cookies when I struggled with my milk supply with my daughter… now I definitely want to try these when I have my baby in September!!

  24. Melissa Stroh permalink
    May 6, 2013 11:05 am

    I love that this is a tasty way to increase lactation!

  25. dana conrad permalink
    May 6, 2013 4:37 pm

    These look awesome. It would have been nice to not have to force myself to eat oatmeal all the time. A treat that helpedwith supply would have been nice!

  26. Katie Collett permalink
    May 7, 2013 12:06 pm

    what a delicious way to increase milk!

  27. May 7, 2013 7:50 pm

    Its great to know that they have something other than fenugreek pills to boost supply. i would gladly eat cookies. lol

  28. Holley Lanae permalink
    May 7, 2013 8:12 pm

    This is awesome. The dairy free option is so cool because right now my baby has gerd and there is very little that I can actually eat. These would be great to have.

  29. May 7, 2013 10:12 pm

    These look great and ty for all the helpful information on bf I didn’t knoe some of those facts!!

  30. Shannon G permalink
    May 8, 2013 12:03 am

    Those sound delicious and really helpful! Who couldn’t use a boost, right? I’m sure my 10 month old daughter would appreciate it if I got some of these 🙂

  31. Devon F permalink
    May 8, 2013 6:31 am

    Yum! I wish I tried these with my first baby!

  32. Misty permalink
    May 8, 2013 8:24 am

    I love that they have no preservatives!!

  33. Andrea R permalink
    May 8, 2013 5:20 pm

    Oh, I so need these. I’m going back to work in June, and I’ll be gone from 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm, and I’m not getting a great pumping output now, because it’s hard to pump when you have to, you know, feed the baby. I tried a tea, which tasted weird, and I have fenugreek, but I think it irritates my intestines. Cookies sound much tastier.

  34. May 9, 2013 9:43 am

    Can’t wait to try them.

  35. Lisa Greene permalink
    May 11, 2013 10:48 am

    I tried these at The Great Cloth Diaper Change this year. They are delicious!

  36. May 11, 2013 12:31 pm

    MMm cookies! I love oatmeal and oatmeal cookies. I should make my own lol, especially if i get this job and need to pump 🙂

  37. Holly permalink
    May 12, 2013 1:24 pm

    great review. im glad they make a dairy free version. sad to see parsley and oregano on the reducing herbs side!

  38. May 12, 2013 8:58 pm

    Looks awesome! I definitely need some of those cookies.

  39. Julie D permalink
    May 13, 2013 5:24 am

    These cookies sound so yummy! Thanks for the info on other foods to increase my supply!

  40. amber hodge permalink
    May 13, 2013 10:28 am

    These sound delish and I’m always looking for ways to boost my supply!

  41. Olivia L permalink
    May 13, 2013 9:56 pm

    I’m lucky in that I’ve never had any concerns about supply, but how cool is it that they’re cookies!

  42. Jen H permalink
    May 14, 2013 10:35 am

    these look like a way better alternative to bitter teas!

  43. Claire Rheinheimer permalink
    May 14, 2013 6:08 pm

    These look delicious- and my toddler could have bites too. How nice!

  44. Samantha Lippard permalink
    May 15, 2013 1:04 pm

    I can’t wait to try these when I have another baby!

  45. ivy m permalink
    May 16, 2013 2:30 pm

    What an easy way to increase milk. I have seen a lot of supplements but would rather eat something nutritional that I know what is in them.

  46. Dawn Gould permalink
    May 20, 2013 3:03 pm

    cookies are always enjoyable to eat! I cant wait to try these when we have our baby!

  47. Amanda permalink
    May 20, 2013 9:02 pm

    Yum…these look delicious and I love cookies! LOL…I had trouble with my milk supply with with my first son and didn’t know what to do..these just might make it on my try list after my second is born in Sept…and the flavors look delicious and I love that they are nutritious as well!

  48. Lindsay Coffman permalink
    May 21, 2013 7:28 am

    These cookies look really yummy! What a great way to boost milk supply.

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