Boobie Bikkies - Carton of 10 bikkies individually wrapped for maximum freshness.
Boobie Bikkies are made from nutritious, lactogenic ingredients to boost your health and energy, support a healthy milk supply and pacify your hunger cravings – breastfeeding burns around 500 calories a day! Our bikkies are specially made from natural and organic ingredients without any preservatives, additives or ‘unhelpful’ foods such as chocolate that can pass through your milk and potentially cause unsettled behaviour.
What are lactogenic ingredients?
The word lactogenic (lac•to•gen•ic) means to promote or induce lactation, so lactogenic ingredients are ingredients that assist in encouraging milk supply in breastfeeding mums. In our orange & cinnamon favoured bikkies, the most actve lactogenic ingrediants include: organic oats, organic flaxseed and brewers yeast(see more below)
How long do they last?
As our products contain only natural and organic ingredients and contain no preservatives, the shelf life for our Orange & Cinnamon Boobie Bikkies variety is 3 months.
Organic oats to influence your milk making hormones and support iron levels
Rich in B group vitamins and iron, oats also contain saponins (a sweet soap-like substance with immune stimulating and antibiotic effects). Saponins may influence production of hormones from the pituitary gland. This may aid production of both prolactin (milk production hormone) and oxytocin (which helps milk flow), both of which are made in the pituitary gland. (Jacobsen 2011).
Organic Flaxseed to nourish your nervous system
Flaxseeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids, particularly Omega 3. Your breast-milk is rich in omega 3 but this is depleted from your own body so higher levels in your diet will support your own nervous system and can increase levels in your breast- milk. They will 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 (think, getting those sluggish postnatal bowels to do their thing!).
Brewers Yeast to balance blood sugar levels and curb sugar cravings
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) through regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and insulin function. Niacin (vitamin B3) is also an integral part of GTF and is present in Brewers' Yeast.
Free range eggs for protein, B vitamins and essential minerals
Eggs in Boobie Bikkies come from happy, hens roaming free in paddocks. A nutrient rich, natural, whole food, eggs are a source of high-quality protein with the ideal balance of amino acids – this will provide you with strength and stamina and help repair your body after the marathon effort of growing and birthing your beautiful baby. All B vitamins are found in eggs, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, choline (important for building the memory centre of your baby’s brain), 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 (egg yolks are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, essential for strong bones and teeth), E, and K, calcium, iron and zinc. Eggs are also an excellent source of certain minerals that can sometimes be difficult to obtain from other foods such as selenium and iodine.
Cinnamon – to support lactation and stabilize blood sugar (and it tastes delicious!)
According to Ayurveda, cinnamon will help to increase secretion of breast milk and the Chinese variety is used as a galactagogue. Cinnamon is also used in Brazil and Peru as a spice for lactogenic foods (Jacobsen 2011). Babies are reputed to like the taste so it may encourage effective breast emptying, which of course will stimulate milk production (the more milk you remove, the more milk your body will be signaled to make. Cinnamon is also helpful in keeping blood sugar levels steady by improving sensitivity to insulin.
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