Thursday, July 5, 2012

Milk Makers Review & Giveaway

I'm sure you've heard of me talking about Milk Makers.  I love their products and have been a guest writer on their blog.  They are definitely one of my favorite companies! Which is why I was thrilled when I was contacted to do a review and giveaway right here on Eli & Ellie!  

To fill you in, Milk Makers is a company that makes delicious nutrient filled cookies for breastfeeding mothers.  The founder of the company, Emily Kane started it as a means to find a solution to her new issues when trying to balance going back to work and nursing her daughter.  Milk Makers cookies are jam packed with not only great flavors and fresh ingredients, but supplements that are needed to boost milk supply.  They add supplements such as brewer's yeast, oats, and flax seed.  For about $1.50 a day, a mother can boost her milk supply by eating super yummy Milk Makers cookies.  Can we say yes please?  

I was so excited to get my Milk Makers cookies in the mail.  Not only because I love the company so much, but because I had been drooling over the photos of their cookies for months.  They look so darn good!  (I have an extreme sweet tooth, FYI.) I received a started bag of the chocolate chip cookies.  They also offer dairy free oatmeal raisin, but I am not a fan of raisins, so I passed.  I busted the bag open right away and enjoyed a cookie during nap time.  From then on, my Milk Makers cookies (dubbed boob cookies in my house) were my treats that I looked forward to during our quiet time.  It was especially great because they were mine only, and that doesn't happen very often with anything these days.  (If you're a mom, you know exactly what I mean. . .)
There's no question that my Milk Makers cookies tasted great.  They were awesome!  But, I'm sure the question you will all ask is whether or not it boosted my supply.  The answer, YES, yes they did!  Most of you know that I've been struggling to keep my supply for my youngest.  I was incredibly sick for a while and was put on antibiotics, which are known to dry supply.  From there on, I watched my left breast dry up.  It was so disheartening.  My daughter's pediatrician told us that we would have to supplement formula (nothing wrong with that, I've just always had an over-supply problem with my EBF babies) so I was looking for any way to boost the supply I had left to continue to nurse Evie as much as I could.  I noticed a significant difference after just a week of eating Milk Makers cookies.  I noticed that not only was Evie nursing for a longer period of time, but she also wasn't getting as frustrated after a minute or two of nursing.  


I would definitely recommend Milk Makers cookies to new nursing moms, moms that are having under supply issues, or moms who just want to eat something that is not only delicious, but packed with nutrients as well.  

Buy them here, or enter below to win your own started pack of chocolate chip, dairy free oatmeal raisin, or a variety pack.  


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6 comments:

  1. These sound so cool! I wish I would have known about these when I had my gal bladder out when Natalie was 9 months old. I think that I want to try them though so that I can make more milk to sell. And so that I'm getting more stuff that I need :)

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  2. These are a fab excuse to eat a cookie a day! Love all the healthful ingredients such as flax seed

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  3. I learned that Brewer’s yeast is a traditional herbal remedy used to stimulate and increase the production of breastmilk and is a rich source of the B-vitamins and amino acids essential for nursing moms and their babies. =)

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  4. I tried a different brand of lactation cookies and they didn't work for me at all. I'm super excited to see on the website that "100% of people who called in saw results within a week." That is so promising!!

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  5. These look so delicious. I am excited to see a dairy free option as I usually can't eat cookies unless I make them myself. I wonder if they will work for extremely low supply issues like I have? I'd love to try them!

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  6. What a great excuse to eat cookies! My supply's been a little low lately, so these would help!

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