Disclaimer: I was provided Milky by Need to try out the product. The thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Breastfeeding has never come easily for me and my babies. Sometimes they wouldn’t latch well, other times pumping while working full-time wasn’t enough to keep up my supply. There are all sorts of supplements out there to help, but where do you start? Well, this time around, I started with Milky!
Now that I have established a nursing routine with my six-week-old, I feel comfortable sharing my breastfeeding story.
Milky! is a small tea drink created by Tia and Tamara Mowry with all the herbs needed to stimulate milk production, especially in the early days. And we are offering you a chance to win your own box–that’s a six-day supply.
I brought a few bottles of Milky! with me to the hospital and asked the lactation consultant to look it over. She was impressed. She had never seen it before, but deemed it something I could try, though she recommended I wait to weeks to see what my body would do on its own.
When we got home from the hospital, I was determined to follow all the steps I had heard about for making sure I had a healthy milk supply. I had oatmeal for breakfast, drank lots and lots of water and then drank some Milky!
Tia and Tamara Mowry (you know, the “Sister, Sister” costars?) developed this drink after the birth of their children. They wanted a yummy alternative to the herbal capsules and something that could help nursing mothers bring in and maintain a good milk supply. The tea is safe to use even in the early days of breastfeeding.
The strawberry tea flavor is quite good and I’m not a tea drinker. I don’t know whether it’s recommended or not, but I prefer mine on ice. I like it super cold. The directions say to drink it two to three times per day so I enjoy one of the 2.5 oz bottles in the morning and one in the evening.
During my last pregnancy, I drank Mother’s Milk tea, which is a hot tea that tastes like tea. This is cold and has a bit of a fruity flavor to it, which makes it more appealing for a non-tea drinker like me.
Whether or not it has impacted my milk supply is really not something I can judge. There are too many variables. What I do know is that I have a hearty supply. I’m building up a freezer stash already. I can satisfy the baby. My premie was given extra time to gain back her birth weight, but she ended up not needing it, gaining 7 oz in one week.
The Milky! contains:
- Fenugreek to increase breastmilk supply
- Fennel to promote faster let-down to alleviate baby’s colic symptoms
- Ginger help relieve upset stomach
- Chamomile to aid in tension
- Rooibos, which delivers natural anti-oxidants