Our StoryHow Milkful Got Started
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, seemingly well-prepared new mom, I was shocked to experience nursing struggles a couple of months after I began. I had planned on nursing for at least a full year and never considered it would be anything but easy.
When the doctor confirmed Lawson Rose was not gaining enough weight and a lactation consultant told me I was not producing enough breast milk, I was devastated. It was incredibly emotional to realize my body was struggling to do what seemed so natural.
After watching several close friends experience similar issues with milk supply and learning how many moms experience challenges with breastfeeding, a fire was lit and I wanted to help. I was aware of other lactation-boosting products on the market, but they were either ineffective, tasted terrible or were loaded with ingredients I didn’t want to put into my body.
I decided to take matters into my own hands to develop a wholesome, delicious and effective lactation snack for moms who don’t want to compromise taste and nutrition for effectiveness.
The Birth of Milkful Bars
As a health-conscious foodie and a recent culinary school graduate, I got to work in my kitchen. I worked for months on various recipes until I landed on one that tasted great, was loaded with milk-boosting lactogenic ingredients, and was balanced with ideal amounts of protein and fiber - without lots of sugar. I had other breastfeeding moms try them and they loved the taste, texture and most of all, the fact that the bars noticeably increased their milk supply.
Throughout the process, I consulted with Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Registered Dieticians to further “bless” the recipes and ensure I was accomplishing all I set out to do with Milkful. Since launching, our bars have helped thousands of moms meet their breastfeeding goals. And there is nothing more rewarding than that.
What's To Come
From its humble beginnings in my home kitchen, Milkful has growth to a premium lactation brand thousands of women know and love. With the recent addition of Dr. Alex Carrasco, M.D., a licensed functional medicine doctor and expert in women’s wellness, we are taking the brand one step further.
As we grow our Milkful lactation bar line with exciting and delicious new flavors, we also plan to launch new products to nourish women before, during and after pregnancy. A woman’s body is an amazing thing. It’s time they have healthy options to keep it the powerhouse it was meant to be.