Breastfeeding isn't easy. You're bound to hear how natural and wonderful it is but that's usually from mothers that have been doing it for months and months. I've been doing it for just over three months and yes, for me it's now natural and wonderful but I can still remember the very beginning and just how bloody hard it was! (Side note: It's totally worth it though!)
Breastfeeding problems are fairly common so if you're finding it difficult - you're not alone. I found it really difficult to get Arthur to latch on to start with, as jaundice made him super sleepy. It took patience and perseverance to get it right but we got there together and that's something I feel so proud of. I have absolutely nothing against formula feeding but breastfeeding is something I really wanted to do, so I'm glad I stuck at it.
Another breastfeeding problem some mums struggle with is maintaining their milk supply. Thankfully, this isn't a problem I've faced so far but it's good to know that if I did have this problem in the future, there are products out there to help.
Boobbix Lactation Cookies* are designed to boost breast milk supply naturally. They're (mostly) organic, packed full of vitamins and nutrients and also happen to come in five tasty flavours; Chocolate Chip & Oat, Cranberry & Almond, Date & Ginger, Oatmeal & Raisin and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.
The individually wrapped cookies (perfect for popping in your handbag) contain four main ingredients: oats, flaxseed, Brewer's yeast and fenugreek. These are Galactagogues, which basically means they increase milk supply. The cookies are also great for giving you an extra boost of energy, which no mum should pass up on! If you're breastfeeding, you'll be burning around 300-500 extra calories a day, so one or two cookies, with a cup of tea or in my case - a decaf latte, will certainly help to keep you going.
Having tried the Chocolate Chip & Oat cookies myself, I'm pleased to say they're very yummy! If I'm being super picky, there's perhaps just a touch too much cinnamon for me - but I think most people actually love cinnamon! The lactation cookies have a lovely texture and definitely hit the spot when you're in need of a quick snack in between nursing, changing, cuddling and playing with your little one. I really like how the cookies are packaged (very informative) and the fact they're individually wrapped keeps them nice and fresh.
As mentioned earlier, I have quite a lot of milk at the moment, so it's personally hard for me to judge how much these cookies have boosted my supply but I've read fantastic things about them on the blogs of other breastfeeding mums. With this in mind, I wanted to share them with you, as I really believe they could help breastfeeding mums out there who are perhaps in need of something to aid them in maintaining and boosting their milk supply.
Boobbix Lactation Cookies are priced at £10.50 a box and can be purchased here. More information can be found about the cookies and their ingredients on the Boobbix website.
*Item sent in exchange for an honest review.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.