Frugal Foodie Mama: Cookies & Milk... makers! {Review & Giveaway!}

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cookies & Milk... makers! {Review & Giveaway!}

When my baby girl was about 2 months old, I was fortunate to win a daily giveaway for lactation cookies from milkmakers on their Facebook page.  You posted a cute pic of your baby, and everyday that month they chose one of the photos posted and the reader got a free pack of their milk boosting cookies.  I guess I need to thank baby girl and her irresistible cuteness for our win. ;)

Millmakers cookies come in two yummy flavors- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin (which is dairy free, by the way).  I am a chocolate fiend, so I went with the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.  
The cookies were delicious!  They were big, and chewy, and full of rich chocolate chips.  I kind of almost forgot that these cookies were also supposed to be functional. ;)
But after 2 or 3 days of treating myself to just one milkmakers cookie a day, I did notice a difference in the fullness of my breasts and in my milk supply.  I actually won these cookies just as baby girl was embarking on yet another growth spurt.  And as most of my breastfeeding mamas already know, that meant increased feedings and the infamous cluster feedings.
With the help of milkmakers, I was able to keep up with her demand for more breast milk much easier.

I am not going to lie.  I hid these cookies from my husband and my son.  When they discovered them, I referred to my milkmakers as the lactation cookies to deter them away. ;)  I knew that if they tried one, they would eat all my milkmakers, and I wasn't about to let that happen!

So, how can these yummy cookies actually increase your milk supply?  Milkmakers cookies are baked with three key ingredients- oats, brewer's yeast, and flax seed- all proven natural ways to get a boost in the breast milk department.  No iffy herbs or supplements.  Just all natural ingredients.  
Milkmakers cookies are perfect for the nursing mama who is anxious about keeping up with baby's demand.  Mamas who want to keep their supply up as they return to work.  Or really any nursing mama they wants a little extra boost in their breast milk supply.

Millmakers has been gracious enough to offer one of my readers the opportunity to win their own 10-cookie starter pack in their choice of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Raisin (a $19.99 value).  Just be a U.S. resident and use the Rafflecopter form below to get yourself entered!  Giveaway ends at 12:01am on October 8, 2012.  Good luck, mamas! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*The opinions above are strictly my own.  Yep, all 100% me, myself, and I.  I was not provided a product to review and was not compensated for my review or the related giveaway in any other way.  I was provided a product via a giveaway by the sponsor and contacted them.  If you are interested in having me review an item, please see my Sponsor Page for contact information.