Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cookies, Then Milk Review and Giveaway

        
          About a couple of months ago, when I first started struggling with my milk supply due to the pregnancy, I had the privilege of winning a batch of Cookies, Then Milk lactation cookie mix from a giveaway on the Cookies, Then Milk Facebook page. When I emailed Nicole Bredeson, the owner of cookies, Then Milk, and told her how happy I was to be getting the cookies since I was pregnant and having low milk supply, she even threw in a package of her special lactation hot cereal to help me out. Nicole is a work at home mom of three who is also in school and, since she was so nice to me, I decided to help her out by writing a review of her cookies on here.Click here to read Nicole's story.

          Before eating the cookies and hot cereal, I had started pumping and the maximum I would get was 1.5 oz if I was lucky. Most of the time, I would get less than an ounce and that was after seeing a slight increase while taking several galactagogues! I received a one week supply of hot cereal and a 2 week supply of cookie mix. Both were easy to prepare and both were yummy, especially the chocolate chip cookies. I later bought her peanut butter chip cookies and those are awesome! After eating the oatmeal and eating the cookies as directed for a few days, I began to pump 2.5 to 3oz at a time!  I was so excited! Then I was put on antibiotics for a bladder infection and my supply went down again. After finishing the antibiotics, drinking more water, and continuing to eat my cookies, my pumping output was about 2oz and sometimes 2.5 oz again. The figures I'm naming may sound small but keep in mind that I am pregnant and the pregnancy hormones are working against my milk supply. I assume that if I wasn't pregnant I would see an even higher increase but I can't say for certain. What I can say is that I definitely saw an increase, especially when eating the cookies and cereal together and that both were very tasty. I would definitely recommend Cookies, then Milk lactation cookies as a convenient and delicious way to increase or maintain milk supply.Nicole has a variety of flavors as well as waffle mix, muffin mix, brownie mix and new mom gift baskets. She also has sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and organic mixes available.

          Now for the best news of all: Nicole has been kind enough to host a giveaway for my readers! The winner gets a choice of three gift baskets: 1. Two batches of cookie mix in your choice of flavor, 2. One batch of cookie mix in your choice of flavor and a nursing cover, or 3. One batch of cookie mix in your choice of flavor, a cookie scoop, and a pair of handmade nursing pads.



There are four ways  to enter:

1. Like  Diary of a Natural Mom on Facebook and leave a comment here saying that you did. (1 entry)

2. Follow this blog publicly and leave a comment saying that you do. (1 entry)

3.  Like Cookies, Then Milk on Facebook and leave a comment saying that you did. (1 entry)

4. Visit Cookiesthenmilk.com and leave a comment here stating which of her products you would buy.
    (1 entry)

          You can only do each one once for a total of up to four entries per person. Please put your name and email address in each comment so I can reach you if you are the winner. Each entry must be a separate comment. Winner will be randomly selected using the sequence generator at Random.org and will be announced on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.

          Nicole is  currently having a major inventory clearance sale and all original recipe mixes are 2 for $25 and all specialty recipe mixes are 2 for $29. Her winter special of the month, Black and White cookie mix is currently $14 for one, $12.50 each for 2, and $10 each for 3. Hurry on to Cookiesthenmilk.com and place your order while supplies last!

21 comments:

  1. I did entry #1
    Crystal Kennedy
    jckennedy22@aol.com

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  2. I did entry #3
    Crystal Kennedy
    jckennedy22@aol.com

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  3. If I have to choose I would say the grab and go cereal. I am so busy and working and am struggling with pumping and EBF when home that I would love to win anything.
    Crystal Kennedy
    jckennedy22@aol.com
    entry #4

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  4. I liked you on Facebook
    reggie_russell@hotmail.com
    Reggie Russell

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  5. I am following you publicly!
    reggie_russell@hotmail.com

    Reggie Russell

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  6. I liked Cookies then Milk!
    Reggie_Russell@hotmail.com

    Reggie Russell

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  7. If I could choose, I would pick the organic cookies (chocolate chip and cinnamon raisin) :)

    Reggie_Russell@hotmail.com

    Reggie Russell

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  8. Liked you on fb.
    Payda@sbcglobal.net
    Christine

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  9. I like cookies then milk
    Payda@sbcglobal.net
    Christine

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  10. Follow blog publicly
    Payda@sbcglobal.net
    Christine

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  11. I would choose the organic choc. Chip. Cookies
    Payda@sbcglobal.net
    Christine

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  12. "liked" you on facebook
    resa@cfnsi.com

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  13. I "liked" cookies, then milk on Facebook as well!
    resa@cfnsi.com

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  14. All the cookies sound so good. If I had to choose, probably the oatmeal choc chip or cowboy cookies

    resa@cfnsi.com

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  15. I thought I was the first to leave a comment yesterday, but now that I come back, I don't see it. So.... I did ALL 4! As for #4, I want to buy 1 of everything! But, the butterscotch and cinnamon spice cookies are at the top of my list!
    -Danielle Jackson
    danileigh08@gmail.com

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  16. I liked you on facebook!
    Karolyn.boyatt@gmail.com

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  17. Also liked Cookies, then milk on Facebook! I visited the website and the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sound delicious! Karolyn.boyatt@gmail.com

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  18. I "liked" you on facebook.

    amlgingerich@yahoo.com

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  19. I "liked" cookies, then milk on facebook.

    amlgingerich@yahoo.com

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  20. I would purchse the dairy free chocolate chip cookies!

    amlgingerich@yahoo.com

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  21. The official giveaway winner is Reggie Russell! Congratulations! I will be emailing you for details on the delivery of your prize.

    Here is the sequence I got from random.org. The number in first place is the comment number that won.

    Random Sequence Generator

    Here is your sequence:

    4
    15
    8
    6
    18
    10
    5
    16
    20
    1
    9
    3
    7
    13
    12
    17
    19
    2
    11
    14

    Timestamp: 2011-12-15 03:25:28 UTC

    Once again, congratulations Reggie! : )

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