Boobie Bikkies® FAQ
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions.
We get asked lots of questions about our Bikkies, so we thought we would bundle up all the answers and share them with you all here.
How do Boobie Bikkies® Work?
Boobie Bikkies® are a delicious snack made from natural and organic ingredients that you can easily eat with one hand as you feed your baby. Boobie Bikkies contain no preservatives or additives - cookies are individually wrapped to maintain freshness and for convenience so you can just grab and go!
I heard about these bikkies and holy shit.. they definitely work. There is milk galore!
Juanita, mum of twins
“Didn't actually think these would work! Boy oh boy was I wrong! I was lucky to pump 30ml from each boob maybe a couple times a day if I was lucky, I’m now pumping 200ml every few hours if needed. Thankyou for giving me my supply back! These bikkies are a life saver.
I am anxious about my milk supply, what can I do?
If you have concerns about your milk supply it’s important to seek help from an appropriate health professional such as an IBCLC lactation consultant who will take a history, trouble shoot and support you through breastfeeding challenges. These can range from baby issues such as poor latch, ineffective sucking, tongue tie, low oral muscle tone, to maternal health conditions such as breast surgery, retained placenta, postpartum haemorrhage, PCOS, Diabetes, Thyroid conditions and insufficient glandular tissue (IGT) or lifestyle issues such as alcohol and smoking or birth control pills.
For tips on boosting milk supply, you can download our Free ebook ‘Making More Mummy Milk, Naturally’ by IBCLC Lactation Consultant, Pinky McKay.
IThank you! Thank you so much, I had resigned myself to having to formula feed this morning, I was defeated and inconsolably upset but your miracle bikkies have given me new hope. Tonight I’m going to bed happy knowing my little man will have a full tummy and I don’t have to stress about my supply. P.S. These bikkies taste AMAZING!!! I was so worried about the taste, I was picturing it would be like the flavour of those meal replacement bars and shakes, but instead I can sit down in the morning and enjoy a bikkie and cup of tea!
I was told that due to having surgery and nipple repositioning that most likely my milk ducts wouldn’t be attached and breast feeding from this breast in particular would be unlikely! I was hoping it would boost my supply in my other breast enough to solely breast feed! Wow... not only has it boosted my supply in my ‘good breast’ but I have literally what feels like an unlimited supply in my side that I have had surgery! I cried so much just from being so happy!
How many Boobie Bikkies® should I eat?
Serving suggestion is 2 cookies. Most women eat one or two Boobie Bikkies a day, others eat more and some women eat one just on busy days. Boobie Bikkies® are individually wrapped so will stay fresh once the pack has been opened.
By the end of the day and taking two bikkies my milk supply went from 60ml to 120ml. That’s after a feed!
I was struggling to produce milk in the hospital while my son was in the Nicu. I started having 2 biscuits a day and the amount slowly started going up I have now for just over a week been able to supply enough for every feed and no supplementing with formula (as he is on a strict feeding routine)
When is the best time to eat Boobie Bikkies®?
There is no specific time to eat Boobie Bikkies®, simply follow your natural appetite. However, Boobie Bikkies® are individually wrapped so will stay fresh if you want to keep them next to your bed for a snack when you feel hungry after a night feed. And, at night your prolactin (milk making hormone) levels are naturally higher so this can be a good time to eat Boobie Bikkies® and have a drink of water.
My husband brought me home some Boobie bikkies yesterday. I was so close to giving up breastfeeding all together. I’m so glad I got him to buy some. My supply has started to increase literally overnight. I ate two biscuits last night and one this morning. I could already see a difference in my supply whilst expressing last night and so far this morning my breasts feel so much fuller and bub is a lot more content
Can I eat Boobie Bikkies® while I am pregnant?
Boobie Bikkies® are completely safe to eat during pregnancy.
Will Boobie Bikkies® help my milk supply if I start eating them before I have my baby?
Your post birth hormones trigger your milk coming in (your progesterone levels drop), so we really don't know how helpful it is to start eating Boobie Bikkies® before you have your baby. Antenatal expressing (and freezing small amounts of colostrum in syringes) can help avoid early formula, which can be the start of a slippery slope towards a delayed milk supply. Here’s a blog link if you would like to consider this:
I was terrified when I found out I was having twins. A thousand fears flooded my mind and one was that they may come early and I might struggle with feeding them or that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my supply. My midwife told me to start expressing from week 36 to get a colostrum bank started “just in case”. She gave me 15 syringes and said just do my best. I had seen the Boobie Bikkies page and the raving reviews and thought, what did I have to loose? After receiving them I filled all 15 syringes in two sittings! It took the pressure off and eased my mind that my babies would at least get what they needed as soon as they were born if I was unable to feed for whatever reason.
How long can I store Boobie Bikkies®?
We don’t use any preservatives in Boobie Bikkies®. Each cookie is individually wrapped inside the box to maintain maximum freshness. Shelf life is 6 months from baking. Please store your bikkies in a cool place to maintain optimal freshness. We recommend you purchase your bikkies closer to the date in which you intend to consume them.
I have a 10 months old (260mls bottles twice a day at daycare 2 days a week) and I work 2 days a week. These delicious bikkies have me back in front of my milk supply, I will also have extra milk for when I decide to have my first date night with my hubby. I wish I knew about these sooner.
Are Boobie Bikkies® gluten/dairy/soy/egg/nut free?
We know so many people have sensitivities to various foods and we can’t cater to everyone, although we try to cover the most common allergens. We make a Gluten and Dairy Free Variety of Boobie Bikkies® (see ingredients here), however there is a small amount of soy flour in the gluten free flour mix. Most mothers find their babies tolerate this. Our standard (Vanilla and Orange & Cinnamon) Boobie Bikkies® contain butter, which, of course, is also dairy but as this is dairy fat, not protein, unless there is a dairy protein allergy, it may be tolerated without any ill effects.
I had been worrying about getting a head start and having enough milk stored away for my son before returning to work in a month’s time. He has quite a few intolerances, including dairy. Today, my gluten and dairy free bikkies arrived. After eating one cookie this afternoon, I was able to give him his big evening feed and also express off another 210 mls. Absolutely amazing!! These really do work for me!!
Because they are such an excellent source of protein that is necessary as part of a healthy diet to replenish your own body after growing, birthing and now feeding a baby, we use free range eggs (not an egg powder as in many commercial products).
Boobie Bikkies® recipes don’t use any nuts, but they are baked in premises that also bake products containing tree nuts. So, although our bakery is HAACP certified, so must comply with strict standards to eliminate contamination, Boobie Bikkies® may contain traces of tree nuts. You can check out the ingredients here.
How many calories/kilojoules are in Boobie Bikkies®?
Did you know that a breastfeeding mum burns around 500 calories a day – just from breastfeeding? Boobie Bikkies® have essential fats and whole grains to nourish you as you nourish your baby. You can see the ingredients lists and nutrition panels here. Our Vanilla and Orange & Cinnamon Boobie Bikkies® have 567kj (135 Calories) and the Coconut Date and Seed (gluten and dairy free) Boobie Bikkies™ have 599kj (143 Calories).
Do you use fenugreek or other herbs in Boobie Bikkies®?
Boobie Bikkies® don't contain any herbs or medications, just natural and organic whole food ingredients. Although many people recommend fenugreek to boost milk supply, there are a number of contraindications: if you are allergic to peanuts or chickpeas, you may also be allergic to fenugreek; fenugreek may exacerbate asthma; fenugreek can reduce blood glucose levels so isn’t suitable for women with diabetes and may cause reduced blood sugar levels in premature babies (through your milk); fenugreek can influence conversion of thyroid hormones so may cause issues with thyroid levels or conditions; fenugreek is also a uterine stimulant so is not recommended during pregnancy.
Why don’t you make chocolate chip Boobie Bikkies®?
You eat Boobie Bikkies® while breastfeeding, but instead of having a contented baby, chocolate could give your baby a belly-ache. The foods you eat pass through your milk to your baby and for some babies, sensitivity to some foods may upset your baby (your baby is never allergic to your breast milk)!
According to our consultant dietician, even white chocolate contains amines (naturally occurring chemicals), so the chemicals in chocolate can make sensitive babies very unsettled or wakeful. Besides, we want Boobie Bikkies® to be as effective and nourishing as possible so by adding a percentage of chocolate to the ingredients, we would be reducing the nourishing ingredients. If you want chocolate, just go and get yourself the very best chocolate you can find, try a small treat after you have fed your baby and see if it affects him.
Where do I buy Boobie Bikkies®? And how quickly do they arrive if I order online?
You can order Boobie Bikkies® online HERE or see our stockist locator. All online orders are processed within 48 hours (business days) and sent by Australia Post or via Courier from Melbourne. We offer express shipping too, so you should receive your Boobie Bikkies® within a few days of ordering. If you require them urgently or have any questions about an order, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does a subscription work?
If you order a Boobie Bikkies® subscription online, we send you five boxes of Boobie Bikkies® each month and charge you until you cancel your subscription. This is a cheaper and more convenient option than buying single boxes and means you won’t run out – you have so much to think about already. You can cancel your subscription at any time, there is no obligation to sign up for a certain period. But please make sure you cancel your subscription 5 days before the next order is due so your cancellation has time to clear our system.
How do I contact Boobie Bikkies®?
If you have questions or need to check with us about your order, please email email@example.com.
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