Our Bars

How Milkful Bars Increase Milk Supply

Milkful bars are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which your body uses to produce high-quality breast milk. The high density of lactogenic ingredients (aka active ingredients in each bar) is more than 55% of the recipe, making our bars a snack that packs a powerful punch.

We pride ourselves on not being a lactation “cookie,” a bitter tea or a horse pill. Our snack bars are delightful, wholesome and they work. Don’t compromise your health or your taste buds for a product that increases your breast milk production. Get what you crave while feeling good about what you’re putting into your body to boost your milk supply.

Lactogenic Ingredients

Rolled Oats

Nursing moms from around the world eat rolled oats to increase their milk supply. They are a nutritional powerhouse that nourish the body. When the body is nourished, the body is more able to do what it was meant to do, such as produce more breastmilk. Rolled oats are full of whole grains, fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and iron, a mineral many nursing moms are deficient in which can decrease milk supply and lower energy levels.

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer’s yeast is a traditional herbal remedy used to stimulate and increase the production of breastmilk. It is a rich source of B-vitamins and amino acids essential for nursing moms and babies. In addition to helping with breastmilk production, brewer’s yeast is believed to help combat fatigue and fight off the baby blues. It also contains chromium which is known to help control blood sugar levels, and probiotics which can nourish the gut.

Flax Seed & Flax Meal

Flax seeds contain an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, phytoestrogens and fiber. The omegas support brain development and pass from mother to baby through breastmilk. Phytoestrogens have been shown to influence milk production and fiber keeps “things” moving as they should.

Black Sesame Seeds

Black sesame seeds may be small, but they are packed with calcium and estrogen-like plant properties that can help nursing mothers produce more breastmilk. They contain high levels of calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese, too. Guess it’s true that good things come in small packages!

Walnuts

Walnuts are an exceptionally nutritious nut. They have higher antioxidant activity and significantly more healthy omega-3 fats than any other common nut. Two of the polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega-6 (linoleic acid is the primary source) and Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid is the primary source), are considered to be essential fatty acids (EFAs) and have numerous health benefits. Babies generate the fatty acids such as ARA and DHA more slowly than adults and thus need to get some via diet (i.e., breastmilk).

Almonds

Many nursing moms already eat almonds and drink almond milk to increase the creaminess, sweetness and amount of their breast milk. They are also a great source of calcium, which is great news for dairy-free moms.

THIS IS LACTATION SUPPORT AS IT SHOULD BE. This is milkful.

Blueberry Almond Coconut

Wholesome oats, raw almonds, organic flaxseed, brewer’s yeast, and black sesame seeds make this bar a lactogenic superstar. All of these ingredients have been shown to impact breast milk production while also nourishing the body. We add honey, unsweetened coconut, blueberries, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt to make these bars a cravable snack any time of day.

Chocolate Banana Nut

Rolled oats are not only high in fiber and iron (which many pregnant and post-natal moms need), but they are widely known as a lactogenic food. We then add seeds known to boost milk supply, namely flaxseed, and black sesame seeds. Brewer’s yeast is a traditional herbal remedy used to increase milk production, so we added that too. Now, the fun part: chocolate, bananas, honey, and peanuts. Does it get any better than this?

Maple Walnut

Rolled oats, flaxseed, walnuts, brewer’s yeast, and black sesame seeds are a breastfeeding mom’s best friends. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - and are wonderfully lactogenic. Sunflower seeds, brown rice, and hemp seeds add high-quality protein and complex carbs for energy. Then, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and pure maple extract make these bars guiltlessly addictive.

How Milkful Bars Increase Energy

Pregnant and nursing moms are notoriously low on iron and B-vitamins, contributing to fatigue and even the baby blues. 

Milkful bars are full of iron and B-vitamins your body can readily absorb to boost your energy the natural way. Unlike sugar, caffeine or other stimulants, this is the kind of energy that lasts all day without nasty withdrawals. Our bars also have plenty of protein to keep your body strong and fiber to keep things moving along.

What you won’t find in our bars are a high sugar content, artificial anything, purposeless ingredients, or preservatives. Just real food for real moms who may need a little support in nourishing her baby and her body.

We pride ourselves on not being a lactation “cookie,” a bitter tea or a horse pill. Our snack bars are delightful, wholesome and they work. Don’t compromise your health or your taste buds for a product that increases your breast milk production. Get what you crave while feeling good about what you’re putting into your body to boost your milk supply.

Our Bars Are Allergen Friendly

We want all moms to be able to enjoy our bars, particularly while breastfeeding. That’s why we deliberately removed common allergens from our recipes, including wheat, dairy, soy and eggs. Our protein comes from nuts and seeds, not whey, soy or egg whites. We don’t use processed flours, only wholesome oats. For those with a peanut allergy, we offer peanut-free bars as well.

Ingredients With Purpose

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of the most popular “superfoods” because they are loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acid, high-quality protein and several essential minerals and antioxidants. Studies show these tiny seeds may lower risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, lead to better digestive health and increase heart-healthy omega-3s.

Hemp Seeds

Yet another one of nature’s perfect foods, hemp seeds are a good source of easily-digestible protein, essential fats, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamins B1, B6, D, and E, plus chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorous and enzymes.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is known to have a multitude of health benefits, including improving skin and hair, digestion, heart health and immunity. Research suggests that this amazing oil may reduce abdominal obesity in women and increase thyroid and endocrine system functions.

70% Cacao Chocolate Chips

Who says chocolate is an indulgence? Quality dark chocolate (70-85% cacao) has been found to actually be good for your body (hooray!). It is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and antioxidants. So, eat your chocolate!

Peanuts

Peanuts are abundant in vitamins and minerals. They are basically nature’s multivitamin, with niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, choline, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and selenium. A recent study found moms who ate peanuts while breastfeeding paired with direct introduction of peanuts in the first year of their baby’s life was associated with the lowest risk of peanut allergies. As great as peanuts are, we know not all moms can eat them. For those moms, a few of our recipes are completely peanut free.

Minimally-Processed Sweeteners

Sugar is sugar, right? Maybe technically, but processed cane sugar is a dietary no-no and we wouldn’t dream of adding artificial sweeteners to our wholesome products. Instead, we go for the most natural sweeteners we could find.

Honey

Honey is about as natural as it gets. This incredible sweetener perfectly balances fructose and glucose that can help regulate blood sugar levels. When you eat honey, the fructose portion allows the glucose to be consumed by the liver to form glycogen, which becomes available to the brain, heart, kidneys and red blood cells to enhance their functions.

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