Apart from improper latching, nipple soreness, and infection, low milk supply is one of the frustrating issues that nursing mums may face. Low milk supply can be attributed to a myriad reasons, including age, insufficient glandular tissue (‘milk-making’ ducts), feeding times, poor latching, and diet.
Nursing mums may have already heard of lactation foods which contain galactagogues (ingredients that stimulate breastmilk production) to help boost milk supply. If you feel nutrition could be a cause, a switch in your diet could help in fuelling milk production.
Of course, you could meal prep or seek out meals that contain galactagogues when dining out, but with a baby on your hands, that’s only more work to be done. Or, you can also skip the hassle and consider lactation cookies.
They can be carried around everywhere in your bag, are easy to eat, and are essentially super healthy cookies made with nutritious milk-boosting ingredients.
Gooberr is one such company making lactation cookies. The homegrown lactation cookie and mother care brand was founded by Chin Rui Shan, 30, in 2019. She started her business with the goal of helping mothers’ lives easier when her own mother was rediagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma.
Its cookies (or what the company calls ‘Boobkies’), come in various tasty flavours, including Lemon Blueberries, Dark Chocolate Decaf, Earl Grey and Matcha, and have received orders from all over the globe. There are also lactation teas (‘Boob Juice’) to go with the cookies.
We got her to tell us how she does it all, how lactation cookies can help nursing moms, and her tips for budding entrepreneurs.