Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions.
We get asked lots of questions about our Boobie Foods, so we thought we would bundle up all the answers and share them with you all here.
Boobie Foods are functional foods created specifically for postpartum and breastfeeding mothers. Our foods are packed with natural and organic wholesome ingredients that are designed to support and nourish mothers while they do the amazing but exhausting job of breastfeeding their babies. Using modern science and traditions from cultures and countries around over the world, our foods allow breastfeeding mothers to be nurtured and nourished while they nurture and nourish their breastfeeding baby. All Boobie Foods are 100% Australian made and packed.
Our deliciously fresh and moreish Boobie Bikkies® have been crafted from carefully selected natural and organic elements to nourish you as you breastfeed your baby. They are a delicious snack that you can easily eat with one hand and are individually sealed for maximum freshness and convenience - so just ‘grab and go!’. As everything you eat will be passed through your milk to your baby, Boobie Bikkies® are intentionally made to be as close to nature as possible. That means, no preservatives, no additives and no ‘unhelpful’ factors that may upset your baby (like chocolate).
Boobie Bikkies® will not only satisfy your appetite, but delight you at this same time, whilst boosting your energy levels and supporting you as you nourish your baby. Remember, you cannot fill from an empty cup, so our Boobie Bikkies® are the perfect accompaniment during your breastfeeding journey.
Breakfast is the most important meal but often the hardest for a new mum to manage.
And, if you miss breakfast, you could be setting yourself up for a day of struggle. On the other hand, if a mum eats a nourishing breakfast, she can get a boost that will support her milk supply and maintain her energy levels through the day.
There are nutrients that have a significant impact on your own health, postnatal recovery and breastfeeding such as iron, zinc and Omega 3 Fatty acids. They can easily be obtained through eating a nutritious breakfast.
Boobie Brekkie® - our delicious all natural, toasted muesli, is packed with essential nutrients that are important for postnatal recovery and a healthy milk supply. Like Boobie Bikkies®, Boobie Brekkie® is intentionally made as close to nature as possible. We use only all natural, whole food ingredients with no artificial preservatives or additives. Boobie Brekkie® is dairy, wheat, egg, yeast and sulphate free, vegan and rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids that are important for your baby’s brain development and your own wellbeing. As your baby is exposed to foods through your own breastmilk, with Boobie Brekkie®, you can be sure that whilst you are nourishing your own body, you are also providing your baby with the purest delight of all.
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 effective tips to boost your milk supply, you can download our Free ebook ‘Making More Mummy Milk, Naturally’ by IBCLC Lactation Consultant, Pinky McKay.
Serving suggestion is 2 per day. This could be a combination of Bikkies and/or Brekkie. Most women eat one or two Boobie Bikkies® a day, others eat more and some women eat one serve of Bikkie/Brekkie just on busy days. Boobie Bikkies® are individually wrapped so will stay fresh once the pack has been opened. Boobie Brekkie® comes in a zip lock bag that is resealable. So feel free to eat one or both types of our foods throughout our day
There is no specific time to our foods, 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.
Yes, our foods are completely safe to eat during pregnancy.
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 our foods 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:
We don’t use any additives in our foods.
Each Boobie Bikkies® cookie is individually wrapped inside the box to maintain maximum freshness. Shelf life is 6 months from baking. We recommend you purchase your bikkies closer to the date in which you intend to consume them.
Boobie Brekkie® comes in a zip lock resealable bag and has a best before date of 12 months from date of bake.
Please store our foods in a cool, dry place to maintain optimal freshness.
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.
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.
Boobie Brekkie® may be a helpful alternative if you have some food sensitivities. After feedback from mums and much research and diligent work by our team, we have created a delicious all-natural, vegan toasted cereal with no wheat, dairy, eggs, sulphate or yeast.
Although, like Boobie Bikkies®, we don’t use nuts in Boobie Brekkie®, our bakery also bakes products that contain tree nuts and peanuts, so Boobie Brekkie® may contain traces of tree nuts, peanuts or lupin. You can check out the ingredients here.
Our foods 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.
Our foods have been specifically crafted to eat while you are breastfeeding. By adding chocolate, instead of having a contented baby, your 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 (but 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 our foods 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 has an affect on your baby.
You can order any of our products (including a range of complimentary breastfeeding products) directly from our online store HERE.
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 order within a few days of ordering. If you require them urgently or have any questions about an order, please email us email@example.com.
You can also buy our products from over 620 retailers across Australia, including Chemist Warehouse - please visit our stockist locator to find your closest retailer.
If you order a Boobie Foods® 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.
If you have questions or need to check with us about your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.