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Review of Milkin’ Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Milkin’ Cookies

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

Flavors:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

Dairy-Free Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

How Many Cookies per Order:

14- Day Supply

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30-Day Supply

My Overall Rating: 8 out of 10


What is a Milkin’ Cookie?

If you have not heard of Lactation Cookies for breastfeeding moms, then you are missing out! Lactation cookies are a great and tasty way of getting supplements that promote healthy lactation.

Milkin’ Cookies was created by two mommies who happen to also be physicians. They created Milkin’ Cookies as a way to help their milk supply which suffered while working long hours. It took 35 recipes before they found what they felt was a great tasting and well-balanced cookie. Lactation-Cookies-Breastfeeding-Moms

They are made without preservatives and contain whole wheat flour, oats, flaxseed, and other galactagogues (substances that increase milk production). Oats and Flaxseed being the top galactagogues in Milkin’ Cookies.

One nice thing about Milkin’ Cookies is that they make their cookies in small batches and package them individually. This helps ensure freshness when they arrive at your door. They are shipped within 24-48 hours of being made. They recommend that you freeze cookies you don’t plan to eat within two weeks.

Do Milkin’ Cookies Really Work?

I had my first Milkin’ Cookie after a local retail store was giving out samples. I was nursing my first son at the time. 

Lactation-Cookies-Breastfeeding-MomsMy first impression of the cookie was that it was very tasty. They are not overly sweet but do have a wonderful balance to them. I sampled the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. I am well acquainted with baked goods so I know a good cookie when I eat one. 

So the burning question is did it help my milk supply? I think it did. I was an overachiever and ate two cookies a day (they recommend at least one a day of course). I was preparing to return to work and had added two pumping sessions to my daily routine of exclusively breastfeeding.

I would pump after my first nursing session in the morning and again at night, an hour or two after my son went to bed. At first, I was pumping maybe 2 ounces total per pumping session. The day after eating my first few cookies, I was pumping 3 ounces per session. 

I was thrilled to be getting an extra ounce per session! 

I do believe that the cookies helped. It wasn’t a huge improvement but it was something! That extra two ounces per day really helped me build a nice freezer stash for when I returned to work.

If you need tips and information on how to increase your milk supply, click here to read more.

What is in Milkin’ Cookies?

One thing I try to watch for when I read labels is can I pronounce all the ingredients listed. what I like about Milkin’ Cookies is that there are NO PRESERVATIVES. The ingredients are easy to read.

I do feel like they are slightly heavy on the sugar but I like having a little treat here and there so 14g of sugar is within my realm of comfort. Plus they are helping with your supply so you have an excuse, right?

I do think the ingredients (while I wouldn’t exactly call them healthy) are natural and that is a big plus in my book!

Here read them for yourself or visit the Milkin’ Cookie Site for more info:

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Pros and Cons of Milkin’ Cookies

Milkin’ Cookies are a good supplement to aid in promoting a healthy milk supply but I do not think they are a miracle worker. I had success using them and I know countless of other moms have too.

lactation-cookie-breastfeeding-momsThey boast a 4.5-star out of 5-star rating on Amazon which is not an easy feat. So something is special about these cookies.

Click here to read more of what moms had to say about Milkin’ Cookies

They have natural ingredients (no preservatives) and are very tasty!

One main issue is that they are not cheap which is the main reason them getting an 8 out of 10 from me. However, they are no more expensive than other lactation supplements.

Fenugreek, Goat’s Rue and Blessed Thistle are all great (or should I say better) lactation supplements and are absent in Milkin’ Cookies but are found in other products. There are mothers, however,  who cannot take those supplements due to the side effects.

Fenugreek, for example, can cause blood sugar issues in premature babies and issues with those who have asthma. So taking a typical supplement with that ingredient may not be an option for all moms.

So while the ingredients in the Milkin’ Cookies may not seem overly powerful, they are effective in most cases especially for moms with sensitivities.

Bottomline:

Overall, Milkin’ Cookies is a ligament lactation supplement option that does give results. I think most moms (if you are like me) would prefer to eat a cookie once a day then to pop several pills!

If you are in need of a supplement and have not tried Milkin’ Cookies, I highly recommend you give them a shot. Your taste buds will thank you.


The best place to buy Milkin Cookies that I have found is Amazon. They have the below options:

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14-Day Supply: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

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14-Day Supply: Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

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14-Day Supply: Dairy-Free Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 


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30-Day Supply: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

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30-Day Supply: Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

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30-Day Supply: Dairy-Free Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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6 comments

  1. lyny says:

    Just found this article today and wanted to add some of these tasty and helpful-sounding cookies to my baby registry (due in Jan!). Unfortunately, they are no longer available on Amazon and when I went to their website, I found a notice that they are not currently producing. The notice was not dated, so I wondered if anyone would know if this is a temporary issue or if I should look into other alternatives. Any alternative suggestions? (I am asthmatic and concerned about taking supplements for that reason…)

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Lyny,
      Yes, unfortunately, I saw that message on their site recently as well. This seems to be a temporary issue as some readers of this blog just purchased some within the last few weeks. It does say that they will be back up and running after they resolve an issue with one of their ingredients. As far as already made cookies like Milkin’ Cookies, I have not found another one that I have cared for.

      There are some decent mixes, however. They don’t take a lot of time to bake but you do need to add a few things (eggs, butter, etc depending on the brand). I have tried a few and I like both the Milk Makers and the Chubby Babies (click on the hyperlink to view them). These might be a good alternative to try.

      Milk Makers does sell the cookies already made but the last time I tried them, they tasted different. Others reported the same if you read the reviews. They are not my favorite but if you aren’t looking for taste, you could give those a try –here’s the link to that one. They certainly are more convenient! I hope you are able to get something that works for you! Best wishes!

  2. Christian says:

    I support this most definitely, I wish that we had known about this when my wife was breastfeeding our now 2 year old daughter. She would talk about the amounts of breast milk that she produced, to which I would try and understand!?! So it’s great to know that there are healthy solutions out there for moms. Is it possible to eat a whole pack? I come from a cookie eating family, so I just thought that I would ask because I know that I am not alone lol.

    • Heather Grace says:

      Haha I certainly think it is possible to eat the entire pack! I am limited on self control when it comes to baked goods so I understand. These cookies are quite tasty so it is important to show some self restrain.

  3. Shanbally says:

    I went directly to the review of Milkin’ cookies and liked what I saw! Now my twins are almost 29 years old but I remember struggling so with nursing them. It didn’t work out. Back then there wasn’t the support and open conversations like now. I appreciate your comment that the cost of the cookies prevented you from giving a “10”. Overall a very thorough review. If I was a new mother I would be tempted to buy a pack of cookies to try out.

    • Heather Grace says:

      I have to say that there could be worse things than eating a cookie each day! I do think they are slightly pricey but so are other lactation supplements and these are yummy so there is that! Thank you for stopping by!

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