Boobie Bikkies® Ingredients
Although we are not revealing our recipe and baking processes for our Boobie Bikkies® lactation cookies (because these have taken a great deal of expensive research and development), we are aware that as a breastfeeding mother you care about your own diet and what nutrients you will be passing through our milk to your baby. Also, because individuals may be affected by various foods if there is a history of allergies, we want to share what’s in Boobie Bikkies®, so you can decide if they are appropriate for you or somebody you care about. If you need more specific nutritional information, please email email@example.com.
Because we know that everything mothers eat will be passed to their baby through breast milk, affecting the baby’s health and development as well as his behaviour (read, crankiness factor), Boobie Bikkies® lactation cookies are made from natural and organic ingredients with no preservatives, additives or ‘unhelpful’ foods such as chocolate that can pass through your milk and potentially cause unsettled behaviour. These ingredients will nourish both mother and baby’s nervous system while supporting mothers’ energy and a healthy milk supply.
Breastfeeding burns 500 or more calories a day, so high calorie, protein rich foods are essential for breastfeeding mothers to repair their bodies after birth and to support energy levels necessary to care for a baby. With Boobie Bikkies, mothers are eating a sustaining snack rich in protein, whole grains, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates, not just ‘empty calories’ that can cause fluctuations in blood sugar and energy levels, and related mood swings.
Dosage: Individual women will respond uniquely to food ingredients. Although we promote Boobie Bikkies® lactation cookies as a nutritious snack food for breastfeeding mums, mothers have reported increased milk supply with as little as a single cookie. We suggest 1 to 4 cookies a day – you need to eat healthy meals too! Start slowly with 2 cookies just in case you are a ‘super responder’. Increase according to your appetite and effects – breastfeeding mums can get very hungry! (Tip: keep some cookies and a water bottle near your bed for those middle of the night hunger pangs).
So, what’s in Boobie Bikkies®?
Our ‘traditional’ Boobie Bikkies® are made with organic oats, wholemeal flour, raw sugar, free range eggs, organic flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, sunflower oil and butter.
Note: although dairy protein can cause some babies to become unsettled, butter is fat rather than protein, so unless there is a family history of dairy allergies, butter is usually not a problem and, unlike margarine, does not contain any artificial additives. However, if you have concerns that your baby may be sensitive, check out our Gluten and Dairy free Boobie Bikkies® lactation cookies.
Organic Oats - contain saponins, which are sweet, soap-like substances that have immune-stimulating and antibiotic effects. The body can use saponins as precursors to the production of hormones, including the pituitary hormones that stimulate lactation.Beta-glucen, a protein in oats, has been found to increase prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk supply.
Organic Flaxseed – called the ‘new wonder food’ by WebMD, Flax seed is rich in vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids, particularly Omega 3. These essential fats are heart healthy and will nourish your nervous system – low levels have been associated with depression. They will also have positive effects on your baby’s nervous system and may have beneficial effects on infant sleep patterns. Flaxseed is also rich in lignans (which include plant estrogen), and fibre.
Brewers Yeast - rich in B group vitamins, minerals, folic acid and protein, Brewers' Yeast is also a rich source of chromium – an essential part of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Chromium is needed for the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and insulin function. Niacin (vitamin B3) is also an integral part of GTF and is present in Brewers' Yeast.
Eggs - a nutrient rich, natural, whole food, eggs are a source of high-quality protein. The World Health Organization (WHO) uses eggs as their reference standard for evaluating the protein quality in all other foods. Egg protein is usually referred to as "HBV"(High Biological Value) protein, scoring 100% on the HBV chart. All B vitamins are found in eggs, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, choline, biotin, and folic acid as well as essential fatty acids, especially omega 3 fats (important for healthy nervous systems in you and your baby), Vitamins A, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, zinc. They are also an excellent source of certain minerals that can sometimes be difficult to obtain from other foods such as selenium and iodine.
Gluten and Dairy Free Boobie Bikkies®
Due to popular demand and wonderful feedback from breastfeeding mums about our ‘traditional’ Boobie Bikkies®, we have carefully researched and sourced the finest and safest natural and organic ingredients to bring you Gluten and Dairy Free Boobie Bikkies®. These specially created lactation cookies will support breastfeeding mothers and their babies who may have allergies or sensitivities to dairy products or gluten.
Like the ingredients in our traditional Boobie Bikkies®, our gluten free ingredients are lactogenic (milk producing) and nutritious to boost your health and energy, encourage a healthy milk supply and pacify your hunger.
Organic Coconut butter/coconut - Lactogenic and a source of instant energy without insulin spikes, coconut/ coconut oil contains healthy, healing, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs)and, like human breast milk, is rich in lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that lactating mothers who eat coconut oil and other coconut products, have significantly increased levels of lauric acid and capric acid in their breast milk, creating milk rich in health promoting nutrients.
(Reference Cindy A Francois, Sonja L Connor, Rosemary C Wander, and William E Connor, Acute effects of dietary fatty acids on the fatty acids of human milk1-3, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1998, PDF)
Organic quinoa - This grain-like seed (it’s not a grain), once revered by the Incas as ‘Chisaya mama’ (the mother of all grains) is now being touted as a super food by celebrity trainers. Quinoa, a complete protein, containing all eight essential amino acids is rich in vitamin E, selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, folate and riboflavin. It also has prebiotic properties to feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut and, being easily digested, your body can readily access the vitamins and minerals in quinoa. Like oats, but gluten free, quinoa also contains saponins which the body can use as precursors to the production of hormones, including the pituitary hormones that stimulate lactation.
Free range eggs - a nutrient rich, natural, whole food, eggs are a source of high-quality protein. The World Health Organization (WHO) uses eggs as their reference standard for evaluating the protein quality in all other foods. Egg protein is usually referred to as "HBV"(High Biological Value) protein, scoring 100% on the HBV chart. All B vitamins are found in eggs, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, choline, biotin, and folic acid as well as essential fatty acids, especially omega 3 fats (important for healthy nervous systems in you and your baby), Vitamins A, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, zinc. They are also an excellent source of certain minerals that can sometimes be difficult to obtain from other foods such as selenium and iodine.
Organic Flaxseed called the ‘new wonder food’ by WebMD, Flax seed is rich in vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids, particularly Omega 3. These essential fats are heart healthy and will nourish your nervous system – low levels have been associated with depression. They will also have positive effects on your baby’s nervous system and may have beneficial effects on infant sleep patterns. Flaxseed is also rich in lignans (which include plant estrogen), and fibre.
Dates - A rich source of dietary fibre, dates are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium; B-complex vitamins- pyridoxine(vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin -as well as vitamin K.
Sunflower seeds - One of nature’s most nutritious foods, packed full of healthy unsaturated oils, protein and fibre, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of B vitamins, particularly niacin and folate, and contain magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc with smaller amounts of iron and calcium.
Pumpkin seeds - With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols (nown to reduce bad cholesterol) and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost. Pumpkin seeds, are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3s, as well as a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the ‘sleep hormone.’ Breast-milk is a rich source of tryptophan which supports the development of serotonin receptors in your baby’s gut, so it’s an important nutrient for breastfeeding mothers.
Sesame Seeds - Tiny, crunchy, nutty sesame seeds are loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus, calcium and zinc (which promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis later in life). Among all the nuts and seeds commonly eaten across the world, sesame seeds have been found to contain the highest amount of phytosterols. They also contain Vitamin E and are reputed to be the most lactogenic of any other seeds.
You can feel confident that you are giving your baby the best nutrition possible while protecting your baby’s immune system with no chemical additives or pesticides passing through your milk supply.
Organic Oat & Vanilla Ingredients: organic oats 23%, raw sugar, butter (from milk), brown sugar, wholemeal wheat flour, vitamins (thiamine, folic acid), egg, sunflower oil, brewers yeast, organic flaxseed meal, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), salt, natural vanilla flavour.
Organic Oat, Orange & Cinnamon flavour ingredients: organic oats 23%, raw sugar, butter (from milk), brown sugar, wholemeal wheat flour, vitamins (thiamine, folic acid), egg, sunflower oil, brewers yeast, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), organic flaxseed meal, salt, natural orange flavour, cinnamon
Coconut, Date & Seed (Gluten & Dairy Free): gluten free plain flour (maize starch, tapioca starch, soy flour, rice flour), organic quinoa flakes, organic coconut oil, dried date (rice flour, vegetable oil), eggs, raw sugar, brown sugar, white sesame seed, grated & desiccated coconut, pumpkin seed kernel, sunflower seed, water, organic flaxseed meal, baking soda, salt
Boobie Bikkies are made in an HAACP Australia Certified facility that also processes foods containing sesame seeds and tree nuts.