If you have ever breastfed your baby you know the fear of not having a large enough milk supply. While most women do in fact produce enough milk for their babies, some mothers have difficulty with this. Going back to work and pumping, weather exclusively or part-time pumping, can effect milk supply. Most moms look for a safe, healthy and reliable way to boost their milk supply. MilkMakers cookies can do just that! MilkMakers are nutritious, taste delicious and help boost milk production. MilkMakers lactation cookies use three main ingredients that help boost milk production, flax-seed, oats and brewers yeast. I have made my fair share of lactation cookies in my three years of breastfeeding (with no breaks). I was a bit skeptical that MilkMakers cookies could be THAT much better than the ones I could make myself and I was not so sure they would produce the same results. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised!
I received a few different kinds and flavors of MilkMakers lactation cookies. I will start with the pre-made, ready to eat cookies. These cookies come in two packages, the individually wrapped single serving in a box of 12 cookies or a bag of 10 cookies. I received a box of Oatmeal Rasin and a box of Chocolate Chip. Inside the boxes are individually wrapped cookies. These cookies are a decent size, bigger than the palm of my hand. Both of these cookies were delicious! MilkMakers lactation cookies are on the crispier side and not the gooey side. I prefer gooey cookies and tend to stay away from crispy ones. The chocolate chip cookies were really good even though they were crispy. When I needed that gooey texture I would unwrap a chocolate chip cookie, put in on a plate in the microwave for 15 seconds and suddenly I had the perfect gooey chocolate chip cookie! I went through that box of cookies in no time! The oatmeal raisin cookies I did not put in the microwave. I found the oatmeal raisin cookies to be a touch less crispy than the chocolate chip cookies. I ate this box fairly quickly as well. One cookie is a single serving and has a little over 200 calories, 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and 13 grams of sugar. That might sound like a lot but when you are a nursing mom, this is a snack! I actually ate a cookie for breakfast and loved it! I am not big on eating when I first wake up and force myself to do so. No matter what I eat for breakfast I never seem to stay full for long. When I ate a MilkMakers lactation cookie for breakfast I felt better, enjoyed eating it AND stayed full for an hour or two. I would buy boxes of these cookies just for breakfast! These individually wrapped cookies are GREAT for on the go! I can toss one in my diaper bag and know that I always have a nutritiously yummy snack for me and my babies.
I also received the new Zesty lemon cookies. These cookies come in a bag of ten cookies. They are not individually wrapped. These were the last cookies I tried. I was hesitant to try them because I do NOT like anything lemon. Not even lemonade. My husband tried one for me since he loves lemon. He said they were not super lemon-y and I might like them. He was a bit disappointed that the Zesty lemon MilkMakers cookies did not have enough lemon in them. I, however, love them! The Zesty lemon MilkMakers cookies definitely have lemon in them but it is not a punch you in your face lemon. The lemon taste is subtle and lovely. There is no other flavor to the Zesty lemon cookies other than lemon. It tastes like a beautiful lemon cream and not a super tart lemon cookie. I am very happy with the zesty lemon MilkMakers cookies and would actually buy some! This says a lot for someone who does not like lemon!
I also received a Chocolate Chip MilkMakers cookie mix and a Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin MilkMakers cookie mix. The neat thing about MilkMakers cookie mixes is you do not need to add many ingredients to it. Two eggs, a stick of butter and two tablespoons water is all you need. You can also use an egg and/or butter substitute to make these diary free! This is the easiest cookie mix I have ever made! What I really love about MilkMakers cookie mixes is the ability to customize the size and texture. Like I mentioned before, I LOVE gooey cookies. With the MilkMakers cookie mixes I was able to make smaller sized cookies and they were gooey. Perfection! The instructions on the MilkMakers cookie mix does say to use four tablespoons of dough to make one cookie. The bag of cookie mix should yield twelve cookies. I made my cookies smaller than that and was able to bake thirty cookies. I like the smaller cookies because they are gooey and I can eat three or four instead of one big cookie. This tricks my mind into thinking I ate more than I did and helps me to not reach for another cookie.
Making the MilkMakers lactation cookie mix was SUPER easy. I poured the mix into a bowl, added my eggs, butter and water, mixed it up and put it on a cookie sheet. I baked them at 350 degrees for about twelve minutes and I had the most wonderful cookie I have ever tasted! The Chocolate Chip MilkMakers cookie is my favorite. The Oatmeal Raisin is close behind. I licked some of the mix off the mixing spoon and OH MY GOODNESS! Even the raw cookies were great! My personal recipe for lactation cookies does not taste good until it is cooked. With MilkMakers cookie mix I had to remind myself that if I wanted any baked cookies I would have to stop eating the raw dough!
Chocolate Chip MilkMakers Cookie Mix
Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin MilkMakers Cookie Mix
When I made these cookies my husband asked me if he would start lactating. Yes they are lactation cookies but NO you will not start lactating! MilkMakers cookies are yummy and good for everyone. My husband, my three year old and my eleven month old loved these cookies! I do not typically give my eleven month old sweets but MilkMakers cookies are the exception.
I am sold on MilkMakers lactation cookies! The pre-made cookies, the mixes, they are all great! If you are a mom on the go I would suggest buying the individually wrapped cookies. If you have a little more time on your hands or you like your cookies on the gooey side, I would suggest the MilkMakers cookie mix. Either way you can’t go wrong!
The real question is, do milkmakers lactation cookies really boost supply? For me they did! I am not an under producer by any means. I nurse on demand and pump once a day to donate. I did notice an increase in supply when eating these cookies. It took me two days of eating a cookie a day to notice an increase in production. If you need a boost sooner I would suggest eating two or three cookies for the first couple of days.
You can purchase your MilkMakers cookies online. A grab and go bakery box of 12 cookies is $27.99 or a pack of 3 boxes is $64.99. Cookies by the bag (10 cookies not individually wrapped) is $21.99 or a pack of 3 bags is $54.99. A single bag of cookie mix is $14.99 or a 3 pack of 3 bags is $38.99. The mixes also have a dairy free and gluten free option! The more you buy the more you save! Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Zesty Lemon. You can buy all of one kind or mix and match! MilkMakers also has monthly subscriptions so you never run out of delicious lactation cookies!