Topics: Low Milk Supply
Milkin’ Cookies are delicious lactation cookies that help boost breast milk supply. Created by physician moms, Milkin’ Cookies contain no herbs, medications or preservatives. Made in small batches with all-natural ingredients, each cookie is individually packaged to maintain freshness (and also to help with portion control.) Cookies are shipped all across the US. Cookies are currently available in Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Almond Oatmeal flavors. They also have a dairy-free cookie available!
Retail Price: $20.99 (14 cookies)
The Boob Group Overall Rating:
Anna and Beth Droste-Glowinski: If we could, we would give these cookies 10 stars. But since the max is 5 stars, we give this product a very strong 5 stars! We really liked the taste of these cookies. We agree with the website that these were delicious enough to eat for breakfast. We had one cookie before leaving for work and one cookie for dessert after dinner. The type of cookie we received was dairy-free because my daughter cannot tolerate dairy and we are vegan, which means we do not consume cow’s milk. We are so thankful they were able to make these delicious, dairy-free, healthy cookies for us. We noticed within the first day that our supply increased. Beth is nursing an 8 month old and unfortunately the main reason we knew her supply increased was because our baby started spitting up more often. But within a few days, she was able to enjoy the extra milk Beth was making – and we adjusted her food intake to allow for some more milk since we agree “breast milk is the healthiest option for babies.”
Anna and Beth’s Rating:
Shannon Stubbs: I was excited to try Milkin’ Cookies! I worry so much that I do not produce enough milk, so anything I can do to help is great even thought I know that he gets enough. After a week of eating two cookies a day, I have mixed feelings. I try to pump at the same time and same length after feeding him to get the most accurate results. There was one day where I pumped about 1 / 2 ounce more than normal, but other than that, I have pumped about the same amount as I usually do. There are some great qualities to these cookies that are different from other similar cookies I have tried. First, it’s nice that they are individually packaged so I can just take them with me. Second, the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are the most delicious cookies ever! And they are really really soft. Overall, I give them 2 starts – they taste great, but didn’t work so well for me, although they may work for others. I also became sick with a very bad cold during my test phase and that may possibly have something to do with it.
Jane Kim: I was very skeptical when I received Milkin’ Cookies in the mail. I know little about increasing milk supply, other than to pump and nurse — A LOT. I’ve never taken supplements to do so. But nevertheless, it was the perfect time for me to try these cookies because my freezer stash has pitifully diminished to fewer than 5 bags of breast milk, and I needed a “boost” to make more via pumping. After a full week of eating two cookies a day, usually one in the morning and one in the afternoon, I did not notice a change in my supply. Not even a little. I tried to pump whenever I could find the time, and hoped that the frequent pumping plus the cookies would work some lactating magic. Didn’t happen. I will grant that, for a cookie that is supposed to increase milk production, it was amazingly delicious. The cookies were moist, chewy, filling, hearty, and wholesome — all the qualities in something that is free of preservatives and full of healthy stuff, like whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and flaxseed. I’m disappointed that I’m all out of them only because they were such a scrumptious treat, but not because they actually helped in any way with regards to increasing my milk production.
All galactagogues (herbs, foods, medications, etc.) have the potential to increase a mother’s milk supply, however there are no studies that indicate to what degree. While some breastfeeding mothers respond well to one or more galactagogues, others may notice little difference. If you are dealing with a low milk supply, nothing can replace the guidance of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to completely assess your situation.