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Monday, August 23, 2010

(Breast)Milk and Cookies

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I previously shared a recipe for oatmeal lactation cookies which I got online and tweaked according to my preference and local ingredients available. So I was quite amused to read this article on breastfeeding cookies now available in the market. I did some online research and found 2 cookie brands:

Created by The Mommy Doctors Bakery, this brand was developed by 2 mommy physicians. Comes in two flavors - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Almond and sells for $20.99 for 14 cookies or $119.99 for a 3-month supply of 30 cookies per month.

2. Milkmakers
Created by a mom of 3 who comes from a family of bakers, this comes only in 1 variant - chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and sells for $44 for 1 month supply of 30 cookies or $132 for a 3-month supply of 30 cookies per month.

So what's so special about these cookies? If you check the ingredients list of both brands, the special ingredients would be oats, brewer's yeast and flaxseed - which are known galactagogues and are included in every lactation cookie recipe you can find on the internet. Milkin' Cookies has an additional ingredient - wheat germ which contains Inositol (Vitamin B8), deficiency of which is said to cause lactation problems.

At about Php70 per cookie, I probably would just make my own oatmeal lactation cookies!! Would you buy? Hmm... business idea for local breastfeeding homebakers!

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