Nursing has been a great experience for me and my youngest two children. It requires me to stop and spend “one on one” time with my little ones while they are babies. Too often, I get busy and forget to do important things like eat, rest, or slow down. Nursing has required me to slow down periodically regardless if I want to or not. My only problem is, while I may remember to eat during this down time, my hands are usually tied.
DivineMama Macnut Chocolate Chip
Tasted great, it was a little sweet. There was a familiar texture about it that I could never figure out. I would have liked more macadamia and dark chocolate instead of semisweet.
DivineMama Datey Apricot Cashew
Smells fruity. Taste is good. Not at sweet as the earlier bar. I think I figured out the texture I am familiarizing it with: If a newton and a natural granola bar had a baby, this would be it. I like this one better, but that could be because I am boycotting chocolate now.
The bars are designed and created as “Nourishment for a Healthy and Abundant Breast Milk Supply”, but because I was only provided with one of each bar, it is impossible for me to comment on this. I can say that it has ingredients that are recommended by various resources as a way to increase milk supply. That said, an article by Sheri Lyn Parpia Khan, Maternal Nutrition during Breastfeeding, ( NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 21 No. 2, March-April 2004, p. 44), shows that women all over the world are able to produce an adequate milk supply, even with some being malnourished.
“In recent years, research has confirmed that even if some nutrients are missing in a woman’s daily diet, she will still produce milk that will help her child grow. There is very little difference in the milk of healthy mothers and mothers who are severely malnourished. For example, if a mother’s diet is lacking in calories, her body makes up the deficit, drawing on the reserves laid down during pregnancy or before. Unless there is a physical reason for low milk production, a woman who breastfeeds on cue will be able to produce enough milk for her baby, regardless of what she eats.”
I would recommend these bars to women who are experiencing a low milk supply because I do believe there is a connection between the food you eat and the adequacy of the milk produced. If I were experiencing difficulties producing breast milk for my baby I would most certainly try them before I opted for supplementing with formula.
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*Disclaimer: I was given two complimentary Divine Mama Bars for facilitating my review. No monetary compensation was given. All opinions expressed herein are unbiased and not influenced by the developing company or its affiliates in any way.*