Breast milk provides the best nutrition for your newborns. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) both recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months, and mothers are encouraged to continue until 12 months old and even beyond, with solid foods to complement. But the reality of breastfeeding is not all rosy and it comes with challenges too. If you face insufficient or dwindling milk supply, it can be stressful for mums. This is where lactation cookies come in. Not only are they tasty and nutritious, but they are also a real help in helping to boost your breast milk supply!
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This article was last updated on 15 March 2021.
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How do lactation cookies work?
While it sounds like a miracle that eating a cookie can help to boost your milk production, lactation cookies help to nourish the body thanks to its whole-grain carbohydrates, healthy fats and sugar (for energy). They also typically contain galactogogues. These are substances found in various foods and herbs that help to promote lactation – such as oats, flax seeds, brewer’s yeasts, fennel seed, oatmeal and milk thistle. All in all, lactation cookies help to ensure you are nourished so that your body has the capacity, energy and nutrients to produce breast milk.
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Yummilicious and effective lactation bakes with customised advice for mummies
Founded in 2018, Clookies seeks to provide yummilicious, effective lactation bakes using top quality organic (mostly!) ingredients sourced mainly from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Mexico. Through these delectable little treats, they aim to help breastfeeding mummies increase the quantity and quality of their milk supply for their little ones.
Clookies has been featured on Sassy Mama, and even recently won the Best Lactation Bake 2021 at The Most Authoritative Super Mom Awards. They are also based in a SFA certified bakery operated by licensed food handlers, hence you can be rest assured that your scrumptious bakes are processed and delivered to you safely.
Customised advice for mummies with excellent reviews
What’s unique about Clookies is that other than having effective lactation products for mummies, they also provide customised service to every single mummy. Through a questionnaire, they help to identify the main issues faced by breastfeeding mummies, and come up with a targeted approach to make their breastfeeding journey an enjoyable and fulfilling one. Clookies even provides a dedicated hotline for mummies to reach out for quick advice.
Well-reviewed by many breastfeeding mummies in Singapore, they mentioned that they saw a marked increase in supply after trying out the delicious cookies. One of the mummies, Evelyn, even mentioned that after eating Clookies for less than a week, she noticed her breasts becoming fuller within a shorter period of time, and her milk becoming thicker and creamier. She even praised Dawn for being incredibly patient in guiding her to clear her breasts effectively!
Extensive variety of delectable bakes
We were blown away by the immense variety of bakes that Clookies offer. Their lactation series include cookies, brownies, granola, and they even sell organic white chia seed superfood, as well as the Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother’s Milk tea. If you are vegan, not to worry as Clookies even bakes vegan brownies and vegan cookies!
I absolutely love the cookies, with the dark chocolate cookies being my favourite of the lot! They are really generous with the quality ingredients within, which I really appreciated. My record milk supply during one pumping session even reached 230ml, which I’m really happy about!
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Upspring Milk Booster Lactation Cookies are made from plant-based ingredients and natural, non-artificial sweeteners. Designed to help promote milk supply, each cookie contains fenugreek (one of the most well-studied herb milk boosters) and blessed thistle also helps to aid digestion. Containing only less than 200 calories per serving, you can enjoy these cookies guilt-free. You also do not have to worry about the other cookies losing their crisp, as they are individually wrapped. It’s natural, homemade-taste and consistency will have you enjoying these cookies to enjoy a more consistent milk production. Recommended by lactation consultants. Also available in Oatmeal Raisin flavour!
Upspring also has other breastfeeding products like lactation drinks and supplements to help boost milk flow. Check them out here.
Created by Ivy, a fellow nursing mum looking for natural ways to boost milk product, Cookie4Milk features freshly baked lactation cookies that are 100% natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives. It contains key ingredients that help to boost milk production such as Brewer’s Yeast, oatmeal and flaxseed. Made with organic flour and virgin coconut oil for extract boost, these yummy bite-sized cookies are perfect for busy mums. Also available in other flavours – chocolate oatmeal and macadamia oatmeal. Priced at $17 per packet.
Rainebakes lactation cookies are one of the popular options online, with a 4.9 rating from over 146 reviews complimenting them for being absolutely yummy. These lactation cookies have been around since 2017 and are packed with oats, organic chia seeds, organic flaxseed meal and brewer’s yeast, all in a combination to help boost your milk production for stress-free breastfeeding. These cookies are homemade and baked fresh to go! What I love most about Rainebakes lactation cookies is there are tons of flavours to choose from so you can always switch it up! Available in chocolate, raisin, macadamia, cranberry and more.
Watch out, chocolate lovers! Pam’s lactabites are freshly baked and filled with Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip. It also contains whole grain old fashioned rolled oats, organic flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast powder, organic chia seeds, and cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil. These premium ingredients combine to make delicious bite-sized cookies that not only aid milk production but also serve as a power snack! Enjoy 5-7 cookies daily and share them with the entire family too!
Where to buy lactation cookies in Singapore:
- Singapore Lactation Bakes
- M3 Lactation Cookies Milk Making Mummy
- Marian’s Lactation Boost
- Lacta By Hardie
- Pregger Cookies
- Milking Cow
- Shan’s lactation cookies
Enjoy these lactation cookies, and may your breastfeeding journey be a smooth-sailing one!