Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SETS BOOBIE BAR® APART

Are Boobie Bars® really that much different from other lactation products?

They are! Boobie Bars® are the only lactation food product created by a registered nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Each bar contains Nurse Wendy’s proprietary blend of natural milk-making herbs and ingredients (aka galactagogues) known as Boobie Blend™.

What ingredients are included in your Boobie Blend™?

As a board-certified lactation consultant, Nurse Wendy is intimately familiar with the herbs and natural ingredients that help boost a woman’s milk supply. Our Boobie Blend™ contains the following carefully selected ingredients.

  • Coconut oil
  • Fenugreek
  • Flaxseed
  • Moringa
  • Rolled oats
  • Shatavari
  • Turmeric

Please see our What's In It section to learn more about the energizing superfood ingredients in Boobie Bar®.

I’ve heard that fenugreek can be bad for some women. Why do you include it in Boobie Bars®?

Fenugreek’s bad reputation from its side effects are dose-related. In small doses, like those used in cooking—and like we use in Boobie Bar®—fenugreek offers many health benefits. It is also the most widely used milk-boosting herb in the U.S., which is why we use it.

Large doses of fenugreek, typically taken through pills (such as the 610mg to 5,490mg dosage that is commonly suggested to help boost milk supply), can be contraindicated in women with diabetes or hypothyroidism. If a woman with diabetes or hypothyroidism takes such high doses of fenugreek by pill that her urine and sweat start to smell like maple syrup, that means her blood sugar and thyroid level could be altered.

Think of it this way: The amount of fenugreek in Boobie Bar® is similar to that in Indian curries. Ask your physician if you can continue to eat Indian dishes while pregnant and breastfeeding. If he or she answers, "Of course you can eat Indian curry!" then reach for a Boobie Bar® and enjoy all of its milk-boosting ingredients without worry—and without ever smelling like maple syrup!

Do you have any studies that show Boobie Bar® increases a woman's milk supply?

While Boobie Bar® has not been included in a peer-reviewed clinical study, Nurse Wendy conducted anecdotal research prior to launching her product and found that among exclusively pumping women with an established milk supply, the average daily increase in supply is 1.5 to 4.6 ounces. And that's after eating just one bar per day!

We welcome universities and researchers including Boobie Bar® in any future studies. Until then, we continue to value the countless personal stories from nursing moms across the country who tell us how Boobie Bar® has helped them breastfeed more successfully ... and we feel validated by the untold number of women who are our repeat customers!

How are Boobie Bars® different than lactation cookies?

Boobie Bars® are not intended to be a dessert item or indulgence where you have to eat two to three per day—at 200 or more calories per cookie—which is the recommended dosage for these cookies. (Who wants to gain weight after having a baby?!) With Boobie Bar®, you get your daily dose of milk-boosting herbs in just ONE delicious, nutritious bar per day.

I’ve seen lactation pills and teas before. How are Boobie Bars® better?

While lactation pills do contain beneficial milk-boosting herbs, you have to take numerous pills—10 to 15 or more a day—to get a beneficial result. As for teas: They, too, contain milk-boosting herbs, but as a busy new mom, it’s just not convenient to have to brew tea several times a day. The herbs in teas are also the weakest form, as they must, by nature, be diluted in 6 to 8 ounces of water, requiring several cups to gain the benefits.

BOOBIE BAR® BASICS

How important is it to eat a Boobie Bar® every day?

Very important! Boobie Bars® contain our proprietary Boobie Blend™, and these natural galactagogues need to build up in your system over time for you to see optimal results. Just like the prenatal vitamins (aka horse pills) you took during pregnancy, you reap the most benefits when you eat one Boobie Bar® per day.

Please keep in mind that Boobie Bars® are intended for women with an established milk supply. If you are struggling with your milk supply, or if you suspect that you might have a low supply, please seek the advice of an IBCLC.

How quickly should I expect to see results?

While results vary from mom to mom, based on our research and user testimonials, most nursing moms see an increase in their breast milk supply within three to five days. If you don’t experience such an increase, please see a lactation professional near you, since your oxytocin levels should be assessed.

How should I store my Boobie Bars®?

Boobie Bars® do not need to be refrigerated or frozen, making them the most convenient lactation food product on the market. Because of their individually wrapped design and grab-and-go box, you can store them virtually anywhere—on the counter, in your diaper bag, in your desk drawer at work or wherever is most convenient. Even though they have a long shelf life of one year from date of manufacture despite having NO preservatives, we’re betting you will eat them quickly! (And we do recommend eating them within six months to make sure the herbs remain at optimal potency.)

WHO BOOBIE BARS® ARE MADE FOR

Can all nursing moms use Boobie Bars® to boost their milk supply?

Boobie Bars® are intended for nursing women with an established milk supply. This means that your milk has “come in” and you have nursed or pumped enough that your body has been trained to produce about the same volume of milk day in and out, even if you skip a nursing or pumping session once in a while.

So let’s say your supply is doing fine, but then takes a dip due to one or more of life’s happenings, such as your baby starting solids; a decrease in the number of daily feedings; night weaning; a return to work; recovery from an illness; or dips in supply due to medication use, such as antihistamines or birth control pills. You want to boost your supply back to where it originally was … if your lactation professional thinks you would benefit from extra prolactin—the hormone that is responsible for milk supply—then please consider Boobie Bar®.

Will Boobie Bars® help me if I have a medical diagnosis of low milk supply?

A delayed onset of lactogenesis (aka your milk hasn’t “come in”) is unfortunately not uncommon. Medical conditions such as insufficient glandular tissue (tubular breasts); a history of breast surgery; decreased breast stimulation and/or lack of emptying of the breast in the early postpartum days; a NICU admission for your baby; or even tongue-tie can cause a reduction in your milk supply. If you have any of these conditions, or if you suspect that you might have a low milk supply, please seek the assistance of an experienced IBCLC.

Even if you have been diagnosed with low milk supply, you can still enjoy Boobie Bar® as a yummy daily snack to help support any milk supply you do have.

If I start eating Boobie Bars® in pregnancy, will I have more breast milk after I deliver?

We don’t blame you for wanting to eat our delicious Boobie Bars® even before your baby arrives, but let us remind you that our bars contain a unique combination of ingredients to specifically support the needs of a nursing mom with an established milk supply. They do not replace the absolutely necessary act of stimulating your supply by breastfeeding and/or pumping efficiently and frequently once you have your baby. After delivery, we recommend you seek the advice of an IBCLC in your area to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

What if my partner loves the taste of Boobie Bars® too?

Although we would all agree it would be nice to have our partners share in the breastfeeding/pumping experience, rest assured the only one who will make milk after consuming Boobie Bars® is you! That being said, many husbands/partners/friends do enjoy the yummy taste of Boobie Bars®, so share to your heart's delight—but just know that means there will be fewer for you!

Is it OK if my kids nibble on my Boobie Bar®?

Those little grabbing hands of a toddler/child will no doubt want you to share your yummy Boobie Bar®, but remember that it’s designed for a lactating mom. In order to maximize the benefits from the daily dose of Boobie Blend™ in each bar, you’ll want to keep your bar all to yourself (or you'll have to buy extra to share!).

WHAT’S IN BOOBIE BARS®

What ingredients are in Boobie Bars®?

Please see our What's In It? section to learn more about the energizing superfood ingredients found in Boobie Bar®. You can find the nutritional panel for each bar in our Shop page.

What allergens do Boobie Bars® contain?

Boobie Bars® contain no dairy and no corn, and are 100% vegan and kosher.

Specific allergens are as follows:
  • Oatmeal chocolate chip: Wheat, soy, coconut.
  • Blueberry coconut: Wheat, coconut.
  • Gluten-free peanut butter: Peanuts, coconut.
** Please note that all Boobie Bars® are MADE IN A FACILITY THAT PRODUCES OTHER PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN EGGS, PEANUTS AND OTHER TREE NUTS. **

Why are Boobie Bars® vegan? Is there a gluten-free flavor?

Boobie Bars® were designed by Nurse Wendy, who is not only a nurse but a board-certified lactation consultant as well. She has found that a large number of moms either choose to give up dairy while breastfeeding or are advised to give up dairy by their pediatrician, so she decided to make all Boobie Bars® vegan. To accommodate gluten-free moms, Nurse Wendy created a peanut butter flavor that is not only vegan but 100% gluten-free!

SHIPPING AND PURCHASING INFORMATION

How do I share a testimonial for Boobie Bars®?

We would love to hear from you! Please share your Boobie love on our Contact Us page.

How does Club Boobie Bar® work?

When you enroll in Club Boobie Bar®, you will select five boxes to receive as your first 30-day supply of Boobie Bars®. Your 30 bars will be shipped the next business day. Exactly 30 days later (your renewal date each month is specific to your original date of purchase), your credit card will be billed again and another 30 bars will be shipped automatically.

How do I make changes to my Club Boobie Bar® account?

You have the option to edit your account options at any time. To only change your flavor selection, email us at least 24 hours before your order ships at: info@getboobiebars.com .

Login to your account to modify your payment method, change the frequency of your shipments, change your shipping address or cancel at any time. Unless you change your frequency, you will only be billed every 30 days. All monthly orders will ship on the day your credit card is billed (Sunday renewals ship on Mondays). Please note, once your credit card is billed and your shipment is sent, we are unable to reimburse you or change the order details.