REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Mothers Love Cookies

Mothers Love Cookies is a small, home bakery owned and run by the very lovely Meg. Meg is a mother of twins who started her business after her passion for baking and her love of helping others led her to develop and create her scrumptious lactation cookies. There are several ingredients that are renowned for their milk-increasing properties and Meg has combined some of these with delicious flavours to create her fabulous range of freshly baked delicious cookies for nursing mums.

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I was introduced to Meg during World Breastfeeding Week, as she kindly provided a box of her cookies for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt. She got in touch to ask if I would like to review a box of cookies myself, and also offered a box as a giveaway prize [more details on that further down]. As a breastfeeding mother and milk donor - and all round lover of sweet things - I was delighted with the opportunity and a few days later my own box of Mothers Love Cookies* arrived via First Class Post.

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There are four varieties available to order: Cranberry & White Chocolate, Raisin & Milk Chocolate, Almond & Dark Chocolate, and Coconut & Dark Chocolate. Boxes can be customised to suit your requirements – for example, I am allergic to nuts so my box didn’t include the Almond & Dark Chocolate cookies.

Each of the cookies comes individually wrapped in cute polka dot cellophane, and nestled in pink tissue paper within the cardboard box. I love the washi tape and stickers on the outer of the box and Meg even included a lovely little card inside. The time and effort that has gone into the packaging won me over, before I had even tasted the cookies!

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The cookies from Mothers Love Cookies contain brewers yeast, oatmeal and flax seed which are all considered to be galactagogues, meaning they can help to increase the supply of breast milk. Meg also uses brown sugar, farm fresh eggs and Callebaut chocolate in her cookies.

Wholegrains such as oats are very nutritious and full of fibre. They are believed to support the hormones that produce milk. Brewers yeast is packed with B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium and selenium. Nursing mums use it to help increase energy, get rid of the baby blues, and make more breast milk. Flax seeds contain phytoestrogens that can boost milk production and omegas which are vital for brain growth.

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I had heard of lactation cookies but had never tried them myself, although I did try other supplements to help boost my milk production when I was breastfeeding my first baby, and I have always noticed an increase in my milk supply whenever I have consumed anything with oats. I was intrigued to see if I would notice a difference after eating this cookies.

Mothers Love Cookies are so delicious! They have a soft, crumbly texture and the flavour combinations are perfect. I simply can’t pick a favourite as they are all so great. There is a downside to having such yummy cookies: Little N kept asking to “share”. I explained that they were special cookies for Mummy’s boobies, but that didn’t deter him; he just asked for “mummy’s booby biscuit”!

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What you really want to know is if these cookies helped me as a nursing mum. And the answer is yes, I did notice a difference in my milk supply after eating these cookies! I showed great restraint by limiting myself to one cookie in the morning and one cookie in the afternoon. I express for the milk bank each day and usually express 5-7oz at a time. I noticed an increase the day after starting to eat the cookies and expressed 12oz the first day and 7-9oz thereafter.

I think it’s important to point out that if you’re breastfeeding, or considering breastfeeding, you don’t need supplements or special foods. Most mums can and do produce plenty of milk for their babies. If you are struggling with breastfeeding at all then the best thing to do is pop along to a breastfeeding support group or ring the National Breastfeeding Helpline (0300 100 0212).

The lactation cookies from Mothers Love Cookies are a however great way to complement a mum’s breastfeeding journey and give mums a nutritional boost. They would have been perfect for me during the newborn stage when I relied on foods that could be eaten one-handed! I think they would make a thoughtful gift for a new mum – breastfeeding or not – and you can order them from the Etsy shop or enter the giveaway below to win a box!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To win a box of 14 cookies worth £12.95 from Mothers Love Cookies simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget above. You can enter using one or all of the options. The giveaway closes on 27/09/2015.


 
 
Terms & Conditions: The Prize is a box of 14 cookies from Mothers Love Cookies. The giveaway will run from 27/08/2015 to 27/09/2015. The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 16 and over. The Prize must be claimed within 28 days. The winner’s details will be provided to Mothers Love Cookies in order to arrange delivery of the Prize. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost, corrupted, incomplete or for any failure to capture entry information. Use of false details will result in disqualification. The entry must be made by the person entering the competition – entries sent through third parties, agencies or by automated means (such as scripts and macros) will not be accepted. Promoted on www.loquax.co.uk and www.theprizefinder.com
 
Disclosure: Mothers Love Cookies kindly provided the cookies for the review and the giveaway, however all thoughts and opinion are my own.






164 comments

  1. I would choose the 6 Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger

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  2. I woul choose the 6 Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger! Thank you!

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  3. I'd love to win the variety box - I simply can't choose one flavour as they all look SO tasty!

    Helen x

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  4. would love the white chocolate and cranberry!

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  5. I would like the 14 Cookie Variety Box, looks yummy!!

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  6. I can't possibly choose, so it would have to be the 14 Cookie Variety Box for me!

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  7. I would choose the 14 variety box of cookies 😊👍🏻

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  8. the 14 variety box of cookies

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  9. The variety box would be great!

    Ashleigh

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  10. Would love to win the variety box Yummy

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  11. I'd love to win the dark chocolate and almond cookies, they sound amazing!

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  12. I would love to win the variety box will go great with a cuppa :)

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  13. Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

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  14. I would try the 14 Cookie Variety Box, (although the double chocolate brownies look so good) :)

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  15. I would try the 14 cookie variety box so I could have a bit of each.

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  16. Would have to be the double chocolate brownies, they sounds and look so delicious x

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  17. Variety is the spice of life, so I'd like to try the 14 cookies box.

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  18. Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger

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  19. Any of them, they all look delicious

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  20. Cranberry and white chocolate - lovely!

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  21. Choices, choices! I think I'd have to go for the double chocolate brownies.

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  22. I would choose the 14 Cookie Variety Box

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  23. I'd love to win the variety box as my family love all the different kinds :D

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  24. White chocolate and cranberry

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  25. I'd love to win the variety box.

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  26. I'd love the variety box

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  27. I would choose the 6 Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger

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  28. I would choose the Dark Chocolate & Coconut

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  29. i would choose the white chocolate and cranberry

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  30. Difficult decision but think I would choose 6 Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger

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  31. Dark Chocolate & Almond Cookies

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  32. 8 double chocolate brownies, they look scrummy

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  33. The 8 Double Chocolate Brownies look incredible.

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  34. Love love love the look of the milk chocolate topped flapjacks with lemon & ginger! - Lucia

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  35. The 14 Cookie Variety Box so I could try them all. Those Double Choc Brownies look good too!

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  36. I'd love the dark chocolate and almond ones

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  37. The variety box, Im far too indecisive x

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  38. The white chocolate and cranberry cookies sound divine

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  39. The variety box and I would try not to eat them all at once

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  40. Oooooh definitely the variety box - would be good to try a few different things!

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  41. I would love the dark chocolate and coconut cookies.

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  42. I'd love to win the Variety box!

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  43. the Variety Box

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  44. I'd love to win the variety box, they all look so nice!

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  45. What a gorgeous box of cookies sian I am VERY jealous! Would love to enter if it wasn't closing by the time I get back to Dubai as an excuse to eat boobie cookies?? Yes please!

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  46. I would get the variety box so I could try all of them

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  47. I would love to win the variety box :)

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  48. I would choose the variety box ,they all look so delicious

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  49. the variety box and then could try them all

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  50. I would choose the 14 Variety Box, so I could see which was my favourite.

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  51. Too hard to pick so will be the variety box if I am so lucky

    KATHY D

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  52. They all look delicious but the 8 Double Chocolate Brownies for Mum look extra nice!

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  53. The milk chocolate topped one is bursting with flavours and I would love to try it.

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  54. The cookie variety box! looks amazing x

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  55. i like the white chocolate and cranberry

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  56. The variety box. mmmmmmm
    Claire D

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  57. i cant choose there all lovely
    from samantha price

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  58. I'm hungry n ow! Love Lactation cookies, really helped me x

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  59. they are all yummy by the sounds of it, I would choose the Milk Chocolate & Raisin Cookies though

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  60. The variety box would be Fab!! x

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  61. A variety box, there's too many yummy flavours to choose from!

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  62. Rachael PilkingtonMonday, September 07, 2015

    Absolutely the double chocolate brownie ones! Yum!

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  63. The white chocolate and cranberry please.

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  64. I'd love the Dark Chocolate and Coconut Cookies to keep me boosted while breastfeeding my 6 week old!

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  65. mmm hard to choose, maybe the variety box!

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  66. The variety box as they all sound so good :)

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  67. i love the flavours of lemon, ginger and the almond cookies but mixed box also fab

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  68. I'm a very fussy eater so with most specially made products I don't like the weird combination but my absolute favourite sweet treat are oat and raisin cookies so by adding milk chocolate to them this can only make them better

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  69. 28 Cookie Variety Box, it might be greedy, but I would share!

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  70. I would like the 14 Cookie Variety Box

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  71. Dark Choc & Almond (please & thank you!)

    ~ Anthony G :)

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  72. the 6 Milk Chocolate topped Chewy Flapjacks with Lemon & Ginger

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  73. I would choose the 28 Cookie Variety Box - thank you

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  74. Variety box would be lovely, as everybody's mood changes!

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  75. Those cookies are making me drool.

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  76. The variety box as to get a wide ranging taste

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  77. I am loving theses cookies white choc and cranberry my fav combo

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  78. They all look yummy, the variety box would let me sample a few!

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  79. I'd love to win a variety box to share with all my co-workers who probably have different preferences.

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  80. erm the milk-chocolate-topped-chewy-flapjacks look drooling, yum yum
    elisha

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  81. I would choose the Dark Chocolate and Almond.

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  82. i would have a variety box as they all look gorgeous x x x

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  83. I would love the Cookie Variety Box - as I like to try different ones

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  84. Variety box, as its so hard to choose :)

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  85. Wow the variety box looks lush!

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  86. I like the look of the Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies :D

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  87. The variety box looks lush but to be fair they all look pretty yummy!!

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  88. I'd love to try the variety box to see what they all taste like! :-)

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  89. Milk Chocolate & Raisin Cookies for me please yummy

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  90. The Variety Box, because I can't decide!

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  91. OMG I could just eat all of them

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  92. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/209306509/6-milk-chocolate-topped-chewy-flapjacks?ref=shop_home_active_7 - sounds like heaven to me

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  93. Pam Francis GregoryFriday, September 25, 2015

    28 White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

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  94. 28 Cookie Variety Box looks wonderful

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  95. Difficult to choose but would start with white chocolate and cranberry

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  96. The Milk Chocolate & Raisin Cookies look so tasty! I would love to try them first.

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  97. I'd have to choose the variety box - far too many lovely flavours to choose from!

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  98. The white chocolate and cranberry look amazing

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  99. I would like variety box, can't choose between the flavours.

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  100. I'd love to win the variety box.

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  101. Dark chocolate and coconut would be my favourite but the variety box looks perfect!

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  102. These look fab https://www.etsy.com/listing/207362304/28-white-chocolate-cranberry-cookies?ref=shop_home_active_4

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  103. Have to have a bit of Variety in my life so Variety box for us

    KATHY D

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  104. The dark chocolate and coconut cookies please

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  105. I would chose the cookie variety box

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  106. The variety box looks amazing! And it's too hard to choose! They all look so delicious!

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  107. I love to try different flavours so I'd go for the variety box!

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  108. I would choose the variety box - although the Double Chocolate Brownies look amazing too!

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  109. These look absolutely delicious and remind me very much of what my mum used to make when we were little,so many mouth watering flavours to choose from,so i would have to choose the Variety box-fingers crossed xx

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    1. Variety Box please I can't decide on one they sound lush x

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  110. Probably the White chocolate and cranberry! :)

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  111. The 14 White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies sound divine!

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  112. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/223915129/14-dark-chocolate-almond-cookies-made-to?ref=shop_home_active_1
    The dark chocolate and almond ones please

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  113. Double chocolate brownie, I'm a chocoholic!

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  114. Dark chocolate and coconut cookies - sound delish!

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  115. I could spend all day and more changing my mind over and over again. Hang on a mo, let's make it simple and opt for the variety box! Problem solved x

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  116. The variety box because I'm rubbish with descions

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  117. Oooh I think I would go for the variety box, yum!

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