With a high-hit rate seen from the reviews from mummies, Are your products guaranteed to work on me?
No, the products are not 100% guaranteed. Like all products in the market, there is a certain suitability for the users.
The huge success rate garnered, are from mummies who have taken steps to contact us, for curated package(s) from us to help address their breastfeeding concern. Our products are built differently to help with different breastfeeding issues, and it is of utmost importance to be taking the right product to help fuel your needs to tackle your breastfeeding issue.
What are the ingredients used in your product(s)?
We use about 11 different type of boosters in our product(s) to help mummies with building their supply.
The ingredients used are mostly organic. These boosters include: Brewer Yeast, Wholegrain Rolled Oats, Steel Cut Oats, Wheatgerm, Ground Flaxseed, Flaxseed, Homemade Oats milk, Virgin Coconut oil, Coconut Flakes, Chia Seeds, Ground Fennel Seeds, Malt
Do you have Dairy Free/Allergen free products?
Yes we do. We have the Midnight Lactation Cupcakes – a collaboration with Roa, the vegan dessert specialist on our list. The cupcake is not only rich and delish, but also boosts a whole range of boosters found on our list. They are dairy free, soy free, nut free, gluten free and allergen free. They are also vegan, and baked in a kitchen free from allergen contamination. This greatly reduces the possibility of allergies occurring.
My baby has G6PD. Are your products suitable to be taken?
Most of our products are suitable for mummies with G6PD babies. PM us to find out which products are suitable for your consumption.
How do these ingredients help with our milk supply?
Brewer’s Yeast: Brewer’s Yeast contains a varied number of vitamins and minerals, all of which are important to mothers who are breastfeeding. The vitamins and minerals not only help to boost supply, but also to increase the immunity of mothers. The vitamins and minerals include: Selenium, Chromium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Biotin (B7) and Folic Acid (B9). Brewer’s Yeast is known to also help relieve fatigue and “baby blues”
Oats: Oats are high in fiber and full of iron, protein and complex carbohydrates.
Wheatgerm: Wheat germ is beneficial because it contains zinc, which is a must for breastfeeding. Zinc aids the immune system and even helps to protect cracked nipples, a common occurrence when breastfeeding. Like brewer's yeast, it is also believed to help with postpartum depression.
Flaxseed: Flaxseed has good fats and enzymes, which are important for increasing the content of breast milk.
Oats Milk: Containing less than half the fat, but 67% more calcium than regular milk, oats milk has been found to also contain a wealthy supply of iron, which makes it the perfect drink to help combat the common maternal anaemia, which has been proven to have a direct effect on the amount of milk supplied in the breast.
Coconut Products: Coconut products have been found to have antimicrobial properties that sink into the bloodstream and transfer to the baby via breastmilk. There is an increased antimicrobial properties found in mummies breastmilk, when they ingest coconut products. These antimicrobial properties will help protect baby even more from viruses and bacteria. A study published in 1998 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that lactating mothers who eat coconut products have significantly increased levels of Lauric acid and Capric Acid in their breastmilk. The milk supply has increased amounts of protective antimicrobials, which gives even greater protection to the nursing infant. Apart from these great protective benefits, different parts of the coconut used in Marian’s Lactation Boost products have also shown to help increase the thickness of milk supply.
Chia Seeds: Chia Seeds are an excellent source of essential fats, protein, calcium and iron – all of which are essential for breastfeeding mothers to help not just boost supply, but also to nourish the body with these essential minerals.
Ground Fennel Seeds: Fennel’s reputation for enhancing breastmilk is related to its natural estrogen-like properties. It helps increase the levels of prolactin (breastfeeding hormone). Fennel has also been found to help relieve symptoms of colic; to help a baby’s digestion, when the herb is passed through breastmilk from the mother to the infant.
Additional Boosters in some of our other products:
Greek Yogurt: Yogurt offers high levels of calcium, protein magnesium and B vitamins. Additionally, live yogurt includes beneficial flora, which can help you and your baby maintain a healthy gut.
Malt: Malt is derived from barley; the best source of beta-glucan, a polysaccharide that increases prolactin (breastfeeding hormone).
Avocados: Avocados provide essential ‘healthy’ fats that will not only give you a necessary energy boost throughout the day but will also help balance your cholesterol levels. Alongside this, they are rich in protein, vitamin E and folate, which helps in the healthy development of your baby’s central nervous system. You need 4-5 mg of vitamin E and 260 mcg of Folate daily when breastfeeding, and can help thicken your milk considerably.
Can your products help with building “quality” milk?
Your entire milk content is “quality” milk. Do not be deceived by lay people commenting on the need to build hindmilk, with hindmilk touted as the quality portion of your milk.
Quoting from La Leche League International, 2020, https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/foremilk-and-hindmilk/
“Foremilk is the milk available when your baby starts feeding, hindmilk is the milk your baby gets at the end of a feed. Foremilk is not necessarily low in fat: fat content of the milk that is removed varies according to how long the milk has been collecting in the ducts and how much of your breast is drained at the time.
As milk is made, fat sticks to the sides of the milk-making cells and the watery part of the milk moves down the ducts toward your nipple, where it mixes with any milk left there from the last feed. The longer the time between feeds, the more diluted the leftover milk becomes. This ‘watery’ milk has a higher lactose content and less fat than the milk stored in the milk-making cells higher up in your breast.”
Quoting from Fairhaven Health, 2020, https://www.fairhavenhealth.com/foremilk-hindmilk-imbalance-oversupply/
“Foremilk is the watery milk that your nursing baby gets first, which consists of low fat content and high lactose content. The foremilk helps quench your baby’s thirst, and stimulate energy and brain development. Hindmilk, on the other hand, is the creamy milk with higher fat content that is stored in the milk-making cells located higher up in the breast, and helps stimulate your baby’s growth.”
Do all your products have the same effect in building milk supply?
No, all our products are designed to help mummies with different breastfeeding issues. We would suggest contacting us to let us know what concerns you would like to address, and have us curate a package to help you through with your breastfeeding needs and concern.
What is the difference between the Pregnancy/Toddler range and Lactation range?
The Pregnancy/Toddler range come in smaller per serving size. They have certain ingredients in the lactation range found not suitable for pregnant (to-be) mummies omitted in the recipe. They also do not have a consumption/storage schedule that comes together with the product. These goodies are meant purely as nutritional snacks that helps provide additional nutrition with the superfood ingredients added in. In addition to the superfood used, certain other ingredients that are found to help relieve symptoms in pregnant mummies and nutritional to toddlers are added into the product. These products are not meant to be used as boosters for lactating mothers.
The Lactation range comes in bigger per serving size. These sizes are the recommended size for the boosters to work. They come with a customised consumption/storage schedule.
When do you suggest we eat the lactation product?
From the day you deliver, you should be taking lactation products to help you kick start your supply as soon as possible. We suggest packing our Lactation Cookies and Lactation Tea in your hospital bag, together with our consumption schedule.
How Long before we see the effects?
Depending on how well the products work on you. Some mummies see results within 2-4 hours. Some mummies see results in 3-4 days.
Is there a routine to be accompanied with the products to help better maintain the increase beyond eating the products?
Breastmilk supply works on a Demand = Supply theory. The more you demand your breast to supply milk, the more milk your breast will supply. This does not happen overnight though. Coupled with hard work, pumping and latching is definitely encouraged to help maintain the increase you get through the set of products you have gotten.
I am an exclusively pumping mother. How often should I be pumping to maintain (or increase) a good and healthy supply?
I would recommend a good 2 hourly pump (from start to start) pump session to help build supply. This can be done in conjunction with taking our boosters daily.
If you have an established supply, and would like to maintain your supply, you can work on the current schedule you are on, or a good time gauge would be every 3 hourly.
Here is a good read on what exclusively pumping mums should be doing during her pumping journey. https://kellymom.com/mother2mother/exclusive-pumping/
What is this consumption schedule that everyone is talking about?
The consumption schedule sent together with the products is curated specially for you and include only the products that you have purchased.
Can I replace the Soy Milk/Oats Milk recommended in the schedule?
We try to include as many boosters in the consumption schedule to help with a well-rounded boost. We would not recommend replacing the recommended items with other products.
How well do the products keep?
Overnight Oats: To be kept refrigerated, and consumed within 3 days from date of receipt.
Muffins/Brownies: To be kept refrigerated, and consumed within 2 weeks from date of receipt.
Midnight Lactation Cupcakes: To be kept refrigerated, and consumed within 3 days from date of receipt.
Cookies: Unopened packets can be stored in cool and dry place for 3 months from date of receipt. Opened packets have to be consumed within 2 weeks from date of opening.
Ice Cream: To be kept in the freezer, and consumed within 2 months from date of receipt.
Lactation Tea: To be stored in cool and dry place. Date of expiry: to refer to the storage card sent together with the products.
Are my family members allowed to have these products?
The products are laden with superfood, which makes them the perfect snack for everyone in the family.
What “kind of supply” mummy am I considered?
What “kind of supply” mummy do you belong to, is in relation to how much your baby drink. We categorize mummies into 3 category: “undersupply mummy”, just nice supply mummy” and “oversupply mummy”.
If you are producing 100ml of milk every 3 hourly, and baby drinks 150ml of milk every 3 hourly, you are “undersupplying” by 50ml per feed. – undersupply mummy
If you are producing 100ml of milk every 3 hourly, and baby drinks 90-100ml of milk every 3 hourly, you are giving baby what baby needs, and therefore, you are producing a “just nice” amount. – just nice supply mummy
If you are producing 100ml of milk every 3 hourly, and baby drinks 50ml – 60ml of milk every 3 hourly, you are “oversupplying” by 40ml – 50ml per feed – oversupply mummy.
So as with the above illustrations, different mummies can be producing the same amount of milk. Depending on how much baby drinks, the category to which you belong to changes.
*You being an “under supply/just nice supply mummy” is in no relation to how much another mummy produces.
What would you suggest for Low supply mummies?
The most generic purchase we would recommend for low supply mummies would include
- Basic Mix Lactation Muffins
- Lactation Cookies
- Lactation Tea
I am beyond 3 months post-partum, and I feel that my supply has regulated. Can I still increase my supply and maintain the increase?
As long as you are still lactating, with the correct practise and right approach, you will still be able to increase your supply AND maintain the increase.
I’m having my menses, and my dip in supply is huge. Can these products help me with my supply?
Yes, these boosters can help with boosting your supply to tie you through your menstrual period. You may also want to consider consuming calcium and magnesium pills.
Quoting from La Leche League International, 2020, https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/menstruation/
“A daily dose of 500 to 1,000 mg of a calcium and magnesium supplement from the middle of your cycle through the first three days of your period may help minimize any drop in supply”.
What would you suggest for mummies who would like to grow thicker milk?
You can try a combination of our Australian Mixed Muffins together with our Lactation Ice Cream.
What would you suggest if I’m a just nice supply mummy looking to build some stash?
The most generic purchase we would recommend for just nice supply mummies would include
- Basic Mix Lactation Muffins
- Lactation Tea
- Lactation Cookies
- Lactation Tea
Can I start eating lactation cookies during pregnancy to kickstart my milk supply before delivery?
We do not recommend eating lactation products during pregnancy to kickstart your supply. Ingredients like Brewer Yeasts and Flaxseeds are not recommended for pregnant mothers, and we recommend steering clear from them during your term.
Where are your baked goods produced?
Our kitchen is Singapore Food Agency (SFA) certified and we bake our products in our certified kitchen. We are located at 183 Jalan Pelikat #01-114 S(537643)
Can I do a walk in to purchase your products off the shelves?
Our products are baked fresh to order and we do not have pre-baked items to sell to walk-ins. However, you may catch us early in the morning on our baking day(s), and you can purchase freshly baked items on the spot. We will put in an extra bake order to fulfil the item that has been whisked away. PM us to check if you can drop in to make a purchase.
Are you halal certified?
No, we are not halal certified. However, we do not use pork and alcohol derivatives. The brewer’s yeast used in our products are obtained through plant based.
Will I get fat eating all these boosters?
Mummies require an extra 500 caloric count more than an average female for breastmilk making. Having these boosters can fuel you through with these extra counts, plus they make for a delicious and nutritional snack/meal replacement.
Refund and exchange policy?
Once orders have been placed, we do no refunds. Exchanges are done on a case to case basis. Please contact us if you have any queries or require assistance with your purchase.