Many mothers want to boost their milk production levels but are unable to use breast pumps for various reasons. The lactation support products from Milky Mama are designed to help mothers go pump-free and give their babies all the natural milk they need. California-based Milky Mama has fed more than 20,000 mothers around the world and has even won the attention of the celebrity community.
A powerful lactation boost
Milky Mama manufacture and supply lactation-boosting products including smoothies, tropical iced tea, cookies, and brownies. The treats are regarded as so delicious that they are even consumed by men, children and pregnant women. It is perfectly safe for such people to consume the products, which are preservative-free and made from natural ingredients. The products are so effective that they have even helped mothers donate excess breast milk to other families.
Helping mothers return to work
The products have become very popular amongst mothers returning to work. Many mothers struggle to produce sufficient amounts of breast milk after going back to work because they need to feed their babies every few hours to continue making it. Milky Mama treats are designed to address this issue so their offspring can be breastfed as soon as they are reunited with them.
The purpose of the company
Milky Mama was founded by Krystal Nicole Duhaney. Krystal is a Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a mother-of-two. She first started making her lactation boosting cookies for herself after experiencing her own challenges with feeding her new baby. She used her knowledge of nursing and baking to create the treats and decided to start the company after the cookies delivered a substantial rise in her milk levels.
A thriving community
The company’s emergency brownies have become particularly popular and have enabled a host of mothers to produce breastmilk at short notice, without pumps. Milky Mama has also become well-known for its tropical iced tea, herbal supplements and a drink branded ‘LeMOOnade’. Krystal is incredibly proud of the vibrant, close-knit community that has grown around the brand. This “village of support” sees mothers sharing tips, advice and stories about the challenges they have faced and overcome. It includes a lactation support group as well as weekly Facebook chat sessions.
Milky Mama has also received exposure after gaining the approval of various celebrities. These include Ice-T’s wife Coco Austin, who tweeted that she was currently “obsessed w/@MilkyMamaLLC lactation treats”. Customers with food intolerances and allergies are well catered for. Those with certain dietary requirements can get in touch with the Milky Mama at any point for help in selecting the right products for their needs.
Working through the crisis
COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Milky Mama team from getting their products out to those that need them. These include customers not only in the US but around the world. The vast majority of customers have seen a substantial rise in breastmilk supplies after consuming the products. 90% of Milky Mama customers report increases. Although some women will see results after a week has elapsed, most will only need to wait a couple of days. To get the best results, mothers are advised to consume at least two cookies or one brownie or smoothie a day alongside a beverage.
Keeping the products fresh
The products can be frozen if they haven’t been consumed after a week. They can remain in the freezer for up to two weeks to maintain freshness. Those with concerns about Fenugreek will be happy to learn that the products are free from this herb, which can cause issues with breathing, colic, low blood sugar and excess gas.
Frequent offers and discounts
The Milky Mama team are noted for their generosity, and customers can follow them on social media platforms to avoid missing out on the latest deals and discounts. The brand has 250k Instagram followers, with 350k fans following Milky Mama on Facebook. Many people have expressed an interest in becoming Milky Mama brand ambassadors. Those that are interested in promoting the work of the brand can follow the company on social media and confirm their interest in a message. New brand ambassadors are selected each month.
Vast support for mothers and employers
Milky Mama don’t just provide their products and walk away. They work closely alongside mothers and employers to ensure babies can get the breastmilk they require. Milky Mama’s lactation consultants offer detailed advice on back-to-work planning, breast pumping, flange sizing, latching and more, and a lactation and breastfeeding support group meets in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Those based elsewhere seeking advice can get in touch with the team online. The work Milky Mama do with employers includes helping them find breastfeeding support boxes, portable lactation rooms, hospital-grade breast pumps and virtual lactation consultancy support. The brand has also received coverage from the likes of People Magazine, US Weekly, and CBS News.