This is a review of Boobbix lactation cookies, but like all good reads, the best bits come at the end….happy reading!
All jokes aside, I know that Tiggy has had a good start and it’s been something of a bittersweet time of late because as Tiggy enjoys her food more and more she needs and wants to breastfeed less and less.
Having clearly spent 9 months pregnant followed by now some 10 months of breastfeeding the thought of that closeness, those silent but golden moments just her and I coming to an end have really pulled at my emotions.
Tiggy is our last baby so this experience, this magical time is coming to an end for us and that makes me so sad. It’s bittersweet as I say because on one hand you want your baby to reach the milestones, to develop, grow and achieve new things but equally I want to hold her in my arms forever and keep her safe. It’s tough.
The reality of this coming to an end hit home in the early hours one morning this week, where for the second time through the night Tiggy woke crying and that desperation of my wanting to sleep but dragging myself out of my warm bed to go see to her and that initial thought of “not again” was quickly replaced by tears (I was tired). Tears that this may well be one of the last times where the house is still, it’s just her and I, she’s snuggled close into me and she feels safe and loved.
Breastfeeding not only entails a commitment to feeding but also I’ve found a commitment to looking after myself. Watching what I eat and drink, knowing only too well that Tiggy will benefit from my eating sensibly.
In this regard I recently stumbled across something called “lactation cookies”. Again, anyone who knows me or follows on social media will know that I have a sweet tooth and am a lover of all things cake and cookies so these sounded right up my street! What are they? How do they differ from any “normal” cookie and do they really enhance breastmilk? Only one way to find out, I tried them. In fact the incredibly kind people at Boobbix sent me some and even offered me a choice of fabulous flavours. Sticking with the sweet tooth theme I went with chocolate chip and oat. Yum!
On to the “good stuff”. These Boobbix lactation cookies contain oats, flaxseed, brewer’s yeast and fenugreek, all natural remedies to boost milk supply and are packed full of vitamins and minerals including fibre, iron, calcium, protein and omega 3. They’re made using mostly free-range and organic ingredients and contain no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. They also make use of unrefined sugars and flours providing longer lasting energy and are lovingly handmade.
So appealing are they that Tiggy’s eldest brother Fin said “ooh they look nice, what cookies are they?” I tried explaining that they were cookies to help mummy feed Tiggy (any excuse not to share them) and he promptly replied with “Oh I’ll leave them then, I don’t want boobies like you”. Out of the mouths of babes eh?! But whilst the Boobbix packaging states “Helping mums make milk the tasty way” it follows this up with “Boobbix lactation cookies only works for breastfeeding mums, so everyone can enjoy them without worrying about spontaneously lactating!” so Fin could have had one.
In conclusion I love them. I’m just disappointed I’ve discovered them so late on into breastfeeding and hadn’t heard of them sooner. I’m hoping Tiggy continues to breastfeed just a little longer for all of the reasons stated earlier and so that I can enjoy some more lactation cookies! So what are you waiting for, go grab yours from Boobbix!