Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mommy Moosli Review


When I heard about Mommy Moosli - a muesli cereal that contains five galactagogues (ingredients that boost milk production in nursing mothers) - I couldn't wait to try some. I have always been able to nurse my babies well enough, but my supply has not always been, shall we say, bounteous. I was excited to hear about a product that might help in that regard.

I purchased two bags of Mommy Moosli in November and consumed them over the past six weeks or so. Here is my review.

Taste. The flavor I bought was Organic Dark Chocolate & Ginger. I'm not a big fan of ginger, and ginger AND chocolate seemed kind of weird to me, but you guys - it was delicious. I am actually salivating just thinking about it now. I usually ate the muesli mixed with milk or plain yogurt, and I always looked forward to it.

That said, one of the ingredients of this cereal is fenugreek. The fenugreek granules were sometimes a little crunchy, especially compared to the other components of the muesli. However, this isn't your average cereal, so I was willing to make allowances for the fenugreek since the whole point was to increase milk supply.

Price. I paid $10 for each bag. That may seem to be a little steep, but again, this is a specialty product (and organic to boot). I hoarded it all for myself so my kids wouldn't get into it and it lasted for many breakfasts.

Effectiveness. I didn't notice a huge boost to my milk supply, but I don't think that's the intended effect. I ate it more in an effort to maintain my supply and maybe help out a bit during Sterling's occasional nursing binges. If I ate it every day over an extended period, I think the benefits would be amplified.

Final verdict: A delicious product for a fair price that helps maintain a baseline milk supply and gives a production boost during baby's growth spurts. I would definitely buy it again, and I hope my SIL isn't reading this so I can send some to her when she has her baby later this year!

7 comments:

  1. Did it make you smell like maple syrup? I took fenugreek in pill form when I was nursing peach and noticed I started to smell like maple syrup...most distrubingly in my girl parts region. Sorry for the TMI ;-)

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    1. No maple syrup smell from this stuff!

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  2. Is it just me or is that logo hilarious and a bit scandalous to be selling in that country?

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    1. Hahaha, yes, except I bought it online in the US. They don't sell it in stores here (as far as I know). I had it shipped to my neighbor's parents in Georgia, who were coming here for a visit. The logo gave them pause because my neighbor is not currently lactating. :)

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    2. I LOVE the roundabout way that you had it delivered. LOVE. What's it like being able to maintain that level of think-ahead-ness?

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    3. It's a fairly common thing here, actually! Word gets around when you have visitors coming (or you yourself are going to the US) and the requests start coming in...

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  3. I took fenugreek for awhile after I had my first baby... I totally smelled like curry. Like STRONG. I could sniff my forearm and smell curry. It didn't seem to help me, so I gave it up in favor of smelling a little more normal. lol

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