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.
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!