Is Milkie Gluten Free?
Milkie contains ZERO wheat. However it does contains Oats which do technically contain gluten. However this is a different type of gluten than the one that is oten problematic. Oats contain a gluten called "avenin" which most people with gluten sensitivity can tolerate. If unsure, please consult with your Doctor before consuming.
Are there milk (dairy) derived ingredients in Milkie?
Most coconut milk powder on the market contains sodium casseinate which is a milk derived product. The coconut milk powder we use is processed without any milk derived ingredients and (like most coconut milk powders) has some tapioca maltodextrin mixed in with it. The tapioca maltodextrin is gluten free.
Is Milkie Organic?
Almost 80% of the ingredients in Milkie Breastfeeding Superfood Smoothie Mix are organic including the following which are Australian Certified Organic:
Organic Coconut Milk Powder (vegan), Organic Oat Bran, Organic Inulin Powder, Organic Brown Flax Seed Meal, Organic Beetroot Powder, Organic Kale Powder, Organic Ashwagandha Powder, Organic Guar Gum Powder.
Is Milkie Vegan?
Yes all of the ingredients in Milkie are vegan, and not derived from animals.
How is the inulin derived?
The inulin powder is derived from chicory root. Inulin is a water soluble prebiotic fiber which is excellent for promoting gut health and balance.
Your formula contains Kale and I've heard that cruciferous vegetables aren't good for breastfeeding?
You may have noticed that when eating cruciferous veggies (kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) you may be more gassy than usual? Same with onions, garlic and capsicum. Well, babies aren’t immune to this effect, and you may find the same veggies that make you gassy have similar results for baby. We have found that the small amount of Kale powder and the fact that it has been exposed to air, dried and ground down it doesn't have the same gassy effect. And in fact, weight for weight, kale powder is a better source of many nutrients than fresh kale because removing water during the dehydration process concentrates what's left, essentially jamming more fiber and air-resistant nutrients and phytochemicals into a smaller space. This superfood powder also also contain phytoestrogens whichmay have a positive effect on breast milk production.
Why don’t you include fenugreek in MILKIE ?
Fenugreek has been used for many years to promote wellness, increase milk supply and help with inflammation. A meta-analysis (which is a study that looks at all of the studies together to draw a conclusion) showed that fenugreek is superior to placebos and can help increase a woman’s milk supply. And within as little as 24-72 hours.
So you can see why many people recommend fennel or fenugreek to boost milk supply (and there is plenty of evidence that it does!). There are some wonderful products (teas in particular) out there if it works for you, or you want to give it a go. Even better, try it in conjunction with Milkie Breastfeeding Superfood Smoothie Mix. However, for the following reasons we chose not to include it in our formula:
- if you are allergic to peanuts or chickpeas, you may also be allergic to fenugreek
- fenugreek may exacerbate asthma
- fenugreek can reduce blood glucose levels so isn’t suitable for women with diabetes
- fenugreek can influence conversion of thyroid hormones so may cause issues with thyroid levels or conditions
The ingredients in Milkie Breastfeeding Superfood Smoothie Mix have been carefully selected at the optimum dosage levels. We have created a product that boosts milk supply, increases energy and improves digestion without the need for fenugreek.