As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (this is the gold standard for lactation consultants) and best-selling baby care author (Penguin Random House), Pinky is seen as the most recognised and respected lactation expert in the country. Pinky says, "I see and speak to mothers every day. After running a busy private practice in Australia for many years, 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".
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.
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