How Milkful was born...
I guess you could say that Milkful was “born” just a few months following the birth of my daughter, Lawson Rose, in the summer of 2014. As a healthy, relatively well-prepared new mommy, I was shocked to experience nursing struggles just a few months after my daughter’s birth. After all, I thought I had prepared so well for nursing, and was so excited and absolutely committed to nurse for Lawson Rose’s first year of life….
To say this was an emotional time for me would be the understatement of the year! It rocked my world.
After watching several close friends experience the very same thing, and learning how common struggles with breastfeeding actually were, I wanted to do something about it.
Many people told me to bake lactation cookies, (and while I certainly love myself a good cookie!) I also didn't feel great about snacking on cookies throughout the day to maintain my milk supply.
And so my ah-ha moment occurred… “Why isn’t there a wholesome, delicious and effective lactation snack on the market for mommies that don’t want to sit around eating cookies all day?!”
As a passionate food lover, health-conscious mommy and recent culinary school grad, I got to work in the kitchen.
I worked for months on recipe development to create a lactation bar that tasted great, was loaded with milk-boosting galactagogues, was well-balanced with high amounts of protein, and fiber- all while keeping sugar as LOW as possible.
Throughout the process I consulted with Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Registered Dietitians to further "bless" the recipes, and ensure we were accomplishing all we set out to do with these Milkful bars.
It is my hope that you will come to love our bars as much as I do, and that they'll help you meet whatever nursing/pumping goals you may have!