CONGRATS TO KATRINA! SHE IS THE WINNER OF THE MILKMAKERS LACTATION COOKIES!
I just LOVE products that help make our breastfeeding journey a little bit easier. Go on and throw in a product that makes breastfeeding easier AND tastes YUMMY....... well, well, well you have my attention!
A couple of weeks ago I got a nice surprise in my email in-box. Lucy, Social Media Coordinator from Milkmakers, wanted to know if I was interested in teaming up with Milkmakers. I will be honest and say I have not heard too much about this company.... so I did some research.......... and well let's just say I "leaked" at the chance. (Hehe.)
(I love their logo!!!)
Milkmakers is a lactation cookie company that was founded by Emily, a breastfeeding and working Mummie, who found the need to help boost her supply when she returned to work following the birth of her first child. She began creating her own Nummie boosting foods, thanks to her baking know how!
Milkmakers have been seen on The Doctors, Parenting Magazine, Time Magazine ........ and NUMEROUS others! Talk about a GREAT way to give breastfeeding some positive air time! All of Milkmakers cookies are made with all natural ingredients and are made with Oats, Brewer's Yeast, and Flax seed
So...like I said I "leaked" at the chance to try these lactation cookies. Now..... I have reviewed many lactation cookie.... and have loved them all. I have loved all of them for one reason or another and some for different reasons. So I was not sure what to expect when I was given the chance to review Milkmakers. So let's begin with the moment they came in the mail.
LOOK AT THAT!!!!! How awesome is that packaging?! Resealable (zip lock) closure! The bag is made of thick material and each cookie is separated by a sheet of parchment paper. The cookie size..... well lets just say WOW! Impressive!
I choose to get the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Milkmakers cookies. But they also have an Oatmeal Raisin which is DAIRY FREE. You can order either the raisin or the chocolate chip, or choose to do a variety pack which includes both cookies. Milkmakers also offers a monthly subscription service, that comes with FREE shipping. (EEEEEEKKKK I love me some free shipping!)
Where is my palm?! OHHHHHH it is under the massive cookie!!!!!
So the first impressions were AWESOME! But what about the taste test? Milkmakers cookies are soft, tasty, yummy, crumbly, and OHHHHHHH so good! I love me some chocolate chip cookies.... and these rank right up there! I tried them "thawed" and frozen. The are yummy both ways.... but I am a softy for a soft cookie..... so I prefer the thawed version.
So what about the result test? (I ate 1-2 cookies a day for 3 days, before I wrote this review, as stated on the cookie package.)
Well, Kit Kat is now 30 moths old, nurses once a day and I do not pump. So I can say how much these cookies helped me produce. All I can gauge the results on is how my body felt and Kit Kat's reaction. So on day 3, I woke up with tingling nipples. (Yupp.... the nips were tingling! For sure sign of increased Nummies! ) I thought to myself "hmmmmmm that feels weird!" then I went to get kit Kat from her bed. Per her normal morning time ritual, we sat on the recliner and she said "Mommy, I want to eat" so eat she did. And did.....and did......and did..... AND DID! Holy Breasmilk Batman! I looked at my husband and said "She won't stop!" (Which earned a giggle from Kit Kat......without breaking her latch I must add.) Now the girls and I always say "bye bye" to daddy when he leaves for work in the morning. We even wait by the window to wave as he drives by (awwww... I know!) And normally Kit Kat will see her daddy (in the morning) and want a good morning hug. But not that morning! Oh No! She was not letting go! She wouldn't even let go when my husband said the popular phrase "Who wants to say bye bye to daddy?" I had to stand up (with her latched on) and walk to the door. This again made her giggle (and my husband)...... but she did not un latch! My husband even kissed her little forehead (with her attached) and still she refused to let go! Luckily (for me and my nip) just before Daddy left the house she let go and gave him a hug "bye bye." So my answer to the result test: WORKED FOR ME!
First impression test: A+
Taste test: A+
Result test: A++++
Now you know that I LOVE to share the Mummie "wealth"......so I am excited to say that Milkmakers is giving away a 10 day supply of Milkmaker's cookies to one lucky Mummie!!!!!! We are using Rafflecopter for this giveaway, so no need to share your email address in the comments! (Woot woot!!!!) As typical Mummie's Nummies style.... there is a "fun" entry! So enjoy that one!
**This giveaway is open for U.S. Mummies only....**
Thank you to Milkmakers for sending me a 10 day supply of Milkmakers cookies! The review was all my own, in my on words. (I do it no other way!) Now have fun and good luck Mummies!!!!