The top worry that mothers have while breastfeeding is whether they are producing enough milk for their growing bub. If you feel that your supply might be running low, give lactation cookies a go. Baked with ingredients that help boost milk production, they double up as a tasty treat for mums. Get your dose of milk-producing cookies from these local businesses to aid you on your breastfeeding journey.
Singapore Lactation Bakes
Faced with the problem of not producing enough milk for her daughters, Joanna Goy went online to find a solution and stumbled upon lactation cookies. However what was available was on the pricey side, hence she decided to make them on her own and soon the demand for them led to the creation of Singapore Lactation Bakes (SLB).
Price: From S$6.50 per 100g.
Ordering information: A minimum order of 600g is required. Orders are to be made two to four working days in advance. Delivery is available at S$3 per location and is free for orders above S$80.
Flavours available: Click here for full list.
Click here for more information on Singapore Lactation Bakes.
M3 Milk Making Mummy
M3 Milk Making Mummy’s founder Farah Noor started making halal lactation cookies when she found herself needing help to produce more breastmilk in 2014. As Farah personally bakes each batch of cookies that go out, the flavours can be customised and she only uses organic ingredients.
Price: From S$14 per bag (250g)
Ordering information: Orders need to be made two to three days in advance. Self-collection is available and delivery is offered weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays nights.
Flavours available: Chocolate Chips (no nuts), Almond Chocolate Chips, Cranberries Chocolate Chips, Walnut Chocolate Chips, Ajwa Dates Chocolate Chips. Follow her on Facebook to see the special flavours that she offers on occasion.
Click here for more information on M3 Milk Making Mummy.
The cookies at Cookie4Milk are baked and shipped out within 48hours, so you can be sure that what you are getting has not been sitting on the shelf for days. Not a fan of cookies? They also offer a Walnut Banana Cake alternative.
Price: From S$35.90 per container (450g)
Ordering information: Delivery starts from S$8 and is free for purchases above S$80.
Flavours available: Chocolate Oatmeal, Raisin Oatmeal, Cranberry Oatmeal and Oatmeal Chocolate with Collagen.
Click here for more information on Cookie4Milk.
The woman behind Marian Bakes, Marian Wong, is not a mum but an avid baker (check out her blog where she has shared many recipes) who saw how her friends and colleagues were desperately looking for ways to boost their milk supply. Hence, she started looking for ways to incorporate galactagogues into her bakes and soon orders started coming in. The creative cook doesn’t just offer cookies and you can find lactation muffins, cakes and brownies too.
Price: From S$40 per container of 700g
Ordering information: Orders are to be made three days in advance. Self-collection is available at two different locations through the week and delivery is offered on weekends.
Flavours available: Butterscotch, Chocolate chip, Cranberry and Macadamia, and Peanut Butter Chip. Flavours are regularly refreshed. For the latest listing, click here.
Click here for more information on Marian Bakes.
Lacta By Hardies
Mummy Zara Hardie started experimenting with baking lactation cookies while she was pregnant with her first child, and while she was breastfeeding, she realised that they really helped her milk production and started sharing them with other mummies. To keep things interesting, she introduces new flavours every month.
Price: From S$12 per bag of 250g
Ordering information: Orders must be made one week in advance. Both delivery and self-collection are available on the weekends, delivery is offered at S$8 to locations in the east while self-collection are available at Pasir Ris.
Flavours available: Click here to see the different flavours. Special flavours are available every month.
Click here for more information on Lacta By Hardies.
Tasked by her sister who had just given birth to bake lactation cookies, Simone Wang realised how expensive off the shelf lactation cookies were and decided to start making them for other mummies who were looking for affordable alternatives. This young baker is not afraid to experiment with new flavours and aside from the standard chocolate flavours in the market, she also offers earl grey flavoured cookies.
Price: From S$18 per box of 20 cookies
Ordering information: Orders must be made in advance. Meetups for the collection of cookies can be done in Punggol and delivery costs between S$2-5, depending on location. Free delivery with orders of three boxes or more.
Flavours available: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, Double Chocolate Oatmeal with Almonds and Earl Grey.
Click here for more information on Pregger Cookies.
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