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.
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!