FAQS

What are lactation foods?

Don’t worry, they don’t contain any breast milk!

Our products contain four main ingredients that have been used to help make milk: oats, fenugreek, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast, also known as Galactagogues.  Galactagogues have been used around the world for centuries to help boost and support breast milk supplies naturally, but instead of using supplements and eating the herbs in their natural state which don’t taste that great, we disguise them into tasty snacks that are convenient for mums to eat.  And the best news - or not maybe - is that they're safe for everyone to eat!

The full list of ingredients can be found on each product’s page and on our packaging. 

Do you use fenugreek in your products?

Fenugreek has been used widely to help promote milk supply and we love it because of this.  Apart from our hot chocolate, all of our products contain a small amount of fenugreek, but it is very small in comparison to fenugreek supplements.  We have done this purposely to avoid some of the side-effects associated with fenugreek, such as gas in babies. 

When should I start using your products?

You should not eat any of our products that contain fenugreek during pregnancy as it is considered a uterine stimulant.  Our hot chocolate is safe as it does not contain fenugreek, and has been used by mums that are still feeding through feeding, 

Many mums will take our cookies and bars in their hospital bags as they are safe to eat after giving birth, but we recommend waiting until your mature milk has come in – usually 2 or 3 days – to avoid adding to any engorgement. 

When should I use your products?

There are lots of reasons to want to try to support and or increase your milk supply, but many customers have told us that they have used our products helpful with pumping, growth spurts, cluster feeding, relactation, milk donating, feeding multiples and babies in NICU. 

Can I use these at any point during breastfeeding?

You can indeed!  We've had mamas with new-borns, mamas with triplets, mamas tandem feeding toddlers and new-borns, and mamas feeding past 5 years old.  If you are feeding or pumping, then you can eat Boobbix.

How many cookies/bars should I eat a day?

We suggest starting with 2 a day and increasing or decreasing as necessary is the best way to find out for you; every supply and mama is different, and you may find that 1 a day is enough for you.  After a few days you will figure out what you like, but we also say that eating them a couple of hours before pumping or feeding is ideal.

Please also remember, that no lactation products can replace established and proper breastfeeding practices.  Feeding from and emptying both breasts frequently is the best way to lay down a milk supply, and if you have genuine concerns about your supply, baby’s weight gain or anything to do with breastfeeding then please consult a GP, lactation consultant or breastfeeding counsellor who will be able to help you.

How long before I see results?

Every mama and supply is different, and so every although mums that have started by eating 2 cookies or bars a day have reported seeing and feeling a difference and increase in pumping yield within a few days, for some it may be less time and some more. 

Please also remember, that no lactation products can replace established and proper breastfeeding practices.  Feeding from and emptying both breasts frequently is the best way to lay down a milk supply, and if you have genuine concerns about your supply, baby’s weight gain or anything to do with breastfeeding then please consult a GP, lactation consultant or breastfeeding counsellor who will be able to help you.

Will they definitely work for me?

We have been lucky enough to have had positive feedback from thousands of mums who are looking to increase their supply for various reasons – growth spurts, looking to build a supply for the freezer or donating, babies in NICU, relactation, increasing pumping output or cluster feeding.  With most of these mamas they have told us that they felt our products helped them to support and increase their supply.  However, with so little research into galactagogues, and every mama having such different circumstances, we cannot and will not make any promises.  Sorry!

Are any of your products dairy/gluten/egg/soy free?

Sadly at this moment in time we do not offer any of the above in cookie form, although we working on recipes so that we can have alternatives for as many allergies and dietary requirements as possible in the near future.  At present, we have our hot chocolate which is dairy and nut free and can be made with water or any dairy-free alternative to milk, and our protein bars, which are dairy, egg and nut free.

Are any of your products vegan?

Both are protein bars and hot chocolate are vegan

What is the best before date on your products?

Our cookies are now only sold in pouches which are resealable and have a shelf-life unopened of about three months; once opened we recommend eating them within a week. 

The protein bars also come in a pouch, but are individually wrapped, and as such have about three-month shelf life after the pouch has been opened

Our hot chocolate comes in a resealable pouch and has an shelf life of around a year.

How should they be stored?

All our products should be stored in an ambient place and out of direct sunlight.  Once opened, the cookie pouches should be resealed for freshness and we recommend eating within 7 days.

Our cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 5 months and easily defrosted in the microwave in 30 seconds.

Can I use more than one product at a time?

Of-course but please start slowly to avoid any chance of possible engorgement. 

Do you have any discount codes?

We don’t offer first order discounts, but if you follow us on Instagram and Facebook we do regularly share offers and sales.

Do you offer samples?

Unfortunately, we don’t, but if you are unsure on what to order we always recommend starting with our best-seller the Chocolate Chip Cookies.

How long does shipping take?

We post every working day using Royal Mail and if you have ordered before 3pm your order should be with this.  Once you’ve placed your order you will receive an order confirmation, and then a shipping confirmation with a tracking confirmation once it has shipped.  Shipping usually takes 1-2 business days, but if after 3 days you have still not received your order, or have any issues, then please contact us.

How can I contact you?

You can email us at info@boobbix.co.uk, or feel free to send us a message on the Contact Us page.

Do you offer wholesale?

We are always looking for new markets and opportunities; if you are interested then please fill in the form on the Wholesalers page.

Can I return my order?

As our cookies are perishable food items we do not accepts returns or exchanges and all sales are final. However, if your order is wrong or damaged please Contact Us and we will organise a refund or replacement. 

If you have ordered clothing, then we offer a 30 day return period as long as the items are in a resalable condition.  Please Contact Us if you want to return clothing. 

Problem with your order?

We are very sorry about this! We do try our best to get it right every time and protect our cookies to ensure that they remain as intact as possible during shipping, but on the odd occasion things go wrong. Please Contact Us and we will rectify the problem as quickly as possible.