Milkmakers provided a month supply of oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies to me, free of charge, in exchange for review. A positive review was not guaranteed, and no other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.
Review and Giveaway after the jump
Before I say anything about Milkmakers Lactation Cookies I have to say this: These cookies are delicious. Even if I were not lactating, I would devour these cookies! I twisted my husbands arm into trying them, and he agreed, as did both of our children… so if you get these Heaven-sent treats… HIDE THEM!
I received a 30 day supply of cookies, which I gladly tested in whole. As reccommended, I ate one or two cookies per day, someimes 3 if I wanted a snack. I did not think that lactation cookies would be a miracle cure for any of my milkmaker issues, but I did keep an open mind and think positive. All-natural MilkMakers lactation cookies contain key ingredients, including oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, which have been shown to provide nutrients that benefit the health of both breastfeeding mothers and their babies as well as essential fatty acids, fiber, protein and iron.
Milkmakers came at just the right time for me. I have a job where I work 38+ hours a week and can no longer leave to nurse (though my husband brings her to me someimes). As you may know from previous posts, one of my breasts no longer lactates, so I was especially curious to see how MM worked for me. With my recently changed work schedule, I was concerned about weaning and drying up, something I was not immediately ready for. Some shifts at work are 8+ hours, so when leaving isn’t possible I just have to work through what little engorgement I still get. This concerned me, but there’s great news.
As my body (and baby) adjusted to this new schedule, I kept making milk. I was not concerned about making more milk – I just did not want to dry up due to 8-10 hour stretches of not nursing. After a month or so of snacking on yummy cookies and working my hind end off, I am still lactating. In fact, I would like to think I am lactating more than I necessarily need to. My daughter eats solid food while I am away, and I nurse here when I am home – but the last few weeks, she has been sound asleep when I return from work. I am definitely ready to nurse when she gets home, so even though she isn’t demanding it at that time anymore, I am still producing!
My only complaint for MilkMakers is they are a little expensive. A month supply of 30 cookies is $49 plus shipping, unless you sign up for the monthly subscription. You then get free shipping. I can’t compare MilkMakers cookies to the home recipes, but surely baking a batch of cookies at home wouldn’t cost $50! But again, I don’t know how well a homemade batch would work and I do think MilkMakers lactation cookies did work for me.
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