Can I announce that I am a proud mother of 3 girls? I am even more proud and blessed that I have been able to nurse my oldest daughters until the age of one and currently am nursing my youngest who is 3 months. While it has been a different experience with my third baby, I am happy that I get to hold my daughter next to me. While I have heard so many mothers have issues with breastfeeding, I always feared that I would be that mother.
The first two times I went through the process I was always stressing that I did not have enough supply. My m other would give me tips on what to eat, drink and even more how much sleep I needed in order to keep a healthy supply. Needless to say, I think the stress just made it worse and my oldest cried the most, which only made me wonder if I just did not have enough for her to eat.
Now that I have my third daughter, despite my being busier and perhaps more stressed than ever, I feel calm about having enough milk supply for my daughter. How ironic is that? I have had a most pleasant baby since starting to have children and I can only attribute that to knowing that I have to feed my baby and feed myself in order to have things go smoothly.
Several weeks back I was able to test new-to-me products made by Mrs. Patel’s that are all edible. Many are familiar with lactation cookies and fenugreek tabs for increasing milk supply but did you know that there are other herbs that are considered galactagogues? I know that at the store I have chosen one or two herbs like raspberry leaf and fenugreek to their magic but what I did not know is that in India, there have been different herbs used to help nursing mothers.
I am a big advocate of learning from other people’s cultures and how moms all over the world use natural ways to make great things happen, like increasing milk supply for little babies. Mrs. Patel’s has served in this capacity by introducing nursing moms to a system of traditional medicine called Ayurveda. Mrs. Patel’s is a company that is created by a fellow mom focusing on delicious treats and teas that help a nursing mother.
I had a chance to try the Fenugreek Bars that were encouraged to be consumed in the mornings. They are amazing and delicious bars that seem to good to be true. How can something so tasty be so great for my body? I received a combo box that included the regular fenugreek bars, chocolate, and peanut butter bars. I think it was a close tie between the chocolate and peanut bar but I would have one in the morning as a snack after breakfast with my coffee. Each bar is made with all natural ingredients like:
Wheat Flour, Almond Meal, Coconut, Ghee, Sugar, Milk, Fenugreek Flour, Poppy Seeds, Ginger, Peepramul, Powdered Gum & Cardamom. Peanut Butter Layer: Peanut Butter (Roasted Peanuts), Butter & Powdered Sugar. Chocolate Layer: Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin), Vegetable Oil, Cinnamon & Ancho Chili Pepper.
I also got to try the Milk Water Chai Spice Tea which is a cleanser, detoxifier and also boost milk supply. It is a combination of rooibos tea with cinnamon, cloves, dill and more making it an ideal caffeine-free tea. It was definitely very aromatic and was super delicious hot and over ice with almond milk.
Munch Crunch was sent in a pouch ready to pour in my hand. Not only is it great for lactation but also for digestion. It is a combination of seeds and herbs that include sesame seeds, dill seeds, fennel, flax seeds, ajwain, turmeric & lemon. They were very tasty in my morning oatmeal and even sprinkled on my salads.
So how did it help my supply? I felt like it really boosted and naturally increased my supply. It helped me and forced me to pump in the evenings after the baby went to sleep in order to start my milk stash. I can’t help but think it has helped my daughter to be more satisfied after each feeding. I am thankful she is sleeping through the night now.
If you are a mother who is going back to work or struggling with supply, why not try something new to increase your milk supply? Want a chance to try one of Mrs. Patel’s products? Enter below for a chance to receive a box of Fenugreek Bars.
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Disclosure: I received the products to review. All opinions are my own.