The GG Sisters
Does a lactation cookie really work?
We decided to put it to the test and try out the Milkmakers Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie from Munchkin Canada. Josie has one boob that is not as full as the other boob, even when I breast fed Ella, I had the same issue. I wish 8 years ago these cookies were around. One of the reasons I stopped breastfeeding Ella at 6 weeks was lack of milk, I will share this story a little later. Back to Josie and the cookies. Josie started eating about 1 to 2 packs of cookies a day for over 3 days. The milk supply in the breast that didn’t have as much milk was now almost at the same level as the other one. Mind blowing I know! So it’s safe to say she is hooked on the cookies now.
You know our voice is genuine we aren’t going to promote or talk about something we don’t believe in. When we started talking about the cookies on our instagram, we had moms message us to tell us that they we would travel to the US to buy them!
Now let’s get talk about the taste of this cookie. It tastes exactly like an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, there is no after taste like other brands we have tried in the past.
Did you know?
-A galatagogue, or galactaogouge, (from Greek : γάλα [γαλακτ-], milk, + ἀγωγός, leading) is a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals
–Milkmakers are made with key lactogenic ingredients that contain galactagouges. It is made with Oats, Flax and Brewers Yeast. They recommend 1 to servings a day to help moms reap the benefits of the lactation cookies.
-Among mothers who tried breastfeeding for any duration, the most reported reasons for stopping were insufficient breast milk, 26%; and that the baby was ready for solids, 18%.
Laura’s Breast Feeding Story
I (Laura) wish 8 years ago I had the online support system that is around today.
Jos & me had two very different breastfeeding experiences. Josie breastfeed GM till he was 2 and is currently still breastfeeding Mr.A. She does a mix of formula and breast milk.
Myself on the other hand I lasted 6 weeks, feeling tons of guilt and anxiety. I remember right after Ella being born the nurse pushing her on my breast, putting pressure on me to breastfeed, I would feel anxious not knowing if Ella was starving, I had no idea if she was getting enough. She wouldn’t latch on, there wasn’t anyone online to go on and ask for quick advice at 3am, no mommy Facebook groups for support, it was the WORST feeling in the world not knowing if I was doing it right. More importantly I had no idea what was the right way? What was the wrong way? I was caught in between what my mom was telling me and what the nurse was telling me. It was frustrating and confusing.
I was then introduced to the pump and became “obsessed” with pumping. I could see how much milk she was getting, it made me feel at ease, but it also took over my life I had no time to myself I was always pumping, feeding, burping and repeat. There was a quick ten minute break in between and then back to feeding and then pumping. At the 6 week mark my grandmother passed away, my body went in to shock and then the milk just STOPPED. I was upset, and had to learn it was out of my hands, that FED IS BEST. I wish 8 years ago there was more dialogue about FED IS BEST and I really wish Milkmaker Lactation cookies were around.
Watch our video below as we talk about the Oatmeal Milkmaker Chocolate Chip cookies and share some stories of our breastfeeding triumphs and struggles.
This post was sponsored by Munchkin Canada. However all thoughts and ideas are our own.