As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (this is the gold standard for lactation consultants) and best-selling baby care author of Parenting By Heart, Sleeping Like a Baby and 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, I see and speak to mothers every day. I run a busy private practice in Melbourne, Australia and I have helped thousands of mothers successfully breastfeed. Having breastfed my own five babies, I know all too well how hard it can be to take care of yourself as you do the awesome job of nurturing and nourishing your breastfed baby.
The mothers I see are trying so hard to provide the very best for their babies but their efforts are often almost counter- productive: if you are constantly feeding an unsettled, hungry baby (whether this is due to real or perceived low milk supply or some other reason, such as a temporary appetite increase); trying to increase your milk supply by expressing between feeds (once you have finally settled your baby), as well as taking care of your baby, feeding yourself is often the last thing you can manage.
As I visit mothers in their homes to help solve breastfeeding problems, I see so many women who are suffering from stress, poor nutrition and low breast milk supply. I have often shared my personal recipes but it’s frustrating to know that most new mothers barely have time to make a sandwich, let alone cook nutritious foods. However, those who do make my foods rave about the results to their energy levels and their milk supply. And that’s why I created Boobie Bikkies®.
Pinky McKay is a best-selling author with four titles published by Penguin including Sleeping Like a baby, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, Toddler Tactics and Parenting By Heart. The Australian Breastfeeding Association, La Leche League International and The Australian Association of Infant Mental Health endorse her books.
“After returning to work 3weeks ago my supply dropped I was starting to worry & stress myself out as I really didn’t want to start my daughter on formula I am pumping through out the day at work I was just getting about 30mls each pumping session. Fast forward a week & a whole box of boobie bikkies I pumped 300mls this morning. Yeah 300mls,my milk has increased that much! I’m so grateful to have found this product, thanks so much for helping me keep my daughter in breastmilk. They have seriously saved my breastfeeding bond with my daughter, thanks so much.”