Mrs. Patel’s Milk Makers {Review}

Understanding a moms milk supply is not only complicated, it’s subjective. How do we know what really works and what is just advertised to take our money? Milk is extremely important to any mother with a desire to nurse. A steady milk supply may not make things easier, but it certainly gets the job done faster.

Mrs. Patel’s Milk Makers provides moms milk making products in the form of tea, munch crunch and fenugreek bars. All of their products are made using the Indian Ayurvedic-based lactation principles. No chemicals, no preservatives, just all natural treats for mama  (and eventually baby) to enjoy.

We did a group review of Mrs. Patel’s and loved it so much that we just couldn’t wait to share it with our readers.

The Milk Water Tea: Jessica, Risa and I all tried the tea, and we all agree that it has a great flavor and seems to really work. This is what Jessica had to say, “I have tried a few different brands of mother’s milk tea and this was by far my absolute favorite. The ingredients were fresh, the flavor was sweet, and I wasn’t overpowered by the licorice-y flavor of most of the teas I have tried. It smells fantastic and I finally enjoyed drinking a cup of tea that was good for my milk production.

As far as efficacy of the tea, I *felt* like I had more supply, but it’s hard for me to say since I did not pump or feed extra babies while trying the tea. However, if the stale boxes of tea powder can work to boost supply, I’m sure Mrs. Patel’s can work wonders.”

Risa also weighs in saying, “The tea is really good! I drank it iced and hot. I am not sure if drinking it iced would change its effectiveness but it tasted yummy. The lemony flavor made it very refreshing. When I drank hot before bed I was able pump more than I was pumping in the morning by about an ounce. I enjoyed it way more than when I was taking a kagillion fenugreek pills and smelled like syrup.”

I was just thrilled that it didn’t taste like pure anise. Blegh. This tea has a really nice flavor that isn’t found in all milk teas.

Munch Crunch: Okay, okay, this in theory sounded like it would be a group favorite, but none of us were too thrilled with the whole fennel seeds. I guess the fennel aversion is a common one? You only need a tiny spoonful, but if you aren’t into strong herbal flavors, it can be a bit overwhelming. I added mine to my granola so I didn’t taste it as much.  This was Jessica’s take, “Not for the faint of heart, this crunchy crunch packs a serious punch. It was palatable, but definitely not my favorite – probably due to my fennel aversion. The crunch is toasted seeds and herbs that should be eaten following meals to aid in digestion and also help produce milk. It’s toasty and crunchy and strong, but like I said, if you’re not into fennel, this won’t be your favorite. However, if you DO like fennel, the toasted fennel seeds and turmeric color of the sesame seeds will probably appeal to you greatly”

Fenugreek Bars: These bars come in three flavors; original, chocolate and peanut butter. I tried the peanut butter and the original as part of the review and like the tea and crunch, defiently saw an improvement in my supply. I would eat a piece every morning with a tall glass of water and would notice that I had engorgement (yeah, like when Atticus was a newborn) by the time lunch rolled around. I started to pump the extra milk and actually have a bit of a freezer stash going. That’s pretty awesome! As far as the taste, I really enjoyed the peanut butter. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and the original was just a bit too savory for me. If you like Indian food and don’t mind spices, these will be a pleasant surprise, but if you aren’t a fan of traditional spices, you might not enjoy them as a much as I did. I would recommend the peanut butter bars to any mom looking for a lactation boost… super delicious and they worked!

Overall Mrs. Patels Milk Makers gets 4 stars. It’s so hard to do a review that is subjective in nature, but overall we really loved the product and all saw an increase in supply, which would mean… something is working.

Here is your chance to try some Mrs. Patel’s Milk Makers of your very own. Go on now, enter to win, but also check out their website   page for more milk making goodies.
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About the author

Xza
Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. LeLoni -  September 11, 2012 - 9:30 am

    I want to try the chocolate fenugreek bars

  2. Shonda -  September 11, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Now I want to try the peanut butter fenugreek bars!

  3. Chantal -  September 11, 2012 - 10:11 am

    I’d love to try the tea or the peanut butter bars. I always stress about not being able to pump enough and have a stock pile, sounds like this might help!

  4. Kristin S. -  September 11, 2012 - 10:39 am

    In need of the tea in a major way! I have been back to work for about 2 months now and my milk has suddenly tanked 🙁 Would love to try the tea

  5. Isabelle -  September 11, 2012 - 11:18 am

    The chocolate fenugreek bar sounds awesome!

  6. Jazsmin Earl -  September 11, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Would LOVE to try the bars. Gonna look into getting some now:)

  7. Shannan Bowers -  September 11, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    The Peanut Butter Bars!

  8. Desiree -  September 11, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    would love to boost my milk production

  9. Melissa -  September 12, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    I an a doula and and thinking about getting some of the Peanut Butter bars for my clients! Maybe some tea too 🙂

  10. Amy -  September 12, 2012 - 6:19 pm

    The chocolate and peanut butter bars sound fantastic!

  11. Jami M -  September 12, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    yum chocolate bars sound great!

  12. Michelle -  September 13, 2012 - 11:59 am

    I’m always looking for an extra boost in my supply and am really interested in the bars. Where can I order them from?

    • Anhoni Patel -  September 13, 2012 - 3:31 pm

      Hi Michelle!

      You can order our bars from our web site: http://www.mrsmilk.com. In addition, first time orders get a 20% discount.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions!

      Thanks!

      • Megan smith -  September 16, 2012 - 6:12 pm

        How do I get them I’m from Vernon bc Canada please help

  13. Cris -  September 13, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    I am desperately trying to increase my supply after having a very stressful MRSA infection. My supply has dropped but I know I need to continue to breastfeed my son for his protection. Please help.

  14. Keeley Oaks -  September 14, 2012 - 3:32 am

    I would like to try the tea personally

  15. Erin Glisson -  September 14, 2012 - 11:03 am

    I want one of those peanut butter bars, pronto!

  16. Janessa -  September 14, 2012 - 7:18 pm

    I’m nit having to much trouble with my supply, but want to build up a stash. i have a huge sweet tooth these look perfect a sweet treat for me that’ll help build a milk supply seems wonderful.

  17. Samantha -  September 14, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    I love this! I am hoping to relactate and then use this

  18. Chelsie -  September 15, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    I am always in search of a way to help build up my freezer supply.

  19. Megan smith -  September 16, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Would love to be able to pump enough for a small supply in the freezer seems like this would help

  20. Morgan Sanchez -  September 16, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    I want to try the chocolate fenugreek bars and the tea!

  21. Christa Bridwell -  September 17, 2012 - 9:13 am

    I would like to try to Peanut Butter Fenugreek bars!

  22. The Laotian Commotion -  September 17, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    You had me at “chocolate” fenugreek bars. Although I’m sure it’s not recommended to try anything to increase my supply as I am pregnant and breastfeeding a toddler, I think these would be great when new Bébé comes about!

  23. Ashley J -  September 17, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    I would love to try the tea!

  24. Megan Huppe -  September 17, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    I’d be interested in trying the chocolate or peanut butter fenugreek bars. I’ve tried the tea, and it definitely worked, wasn’t my favorite flavor, but I researched a ton of teas before purchasing the tea from Mrs. Patel’s simply because anise was not one of the ingredients, but was in all the other teas I looked into. I am NOT a fan of anise, and also read that it can cause tummy troubles. So Mrs. Patel’s won. Plus, an added bonus was all of the freshly picked organic ingredients used to make the tea.

  25. Ttrockwood -  September 17, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    Peanut butter bars sound awesome

  26. brooke t -  September 18, 2012 - 5:07 am

    Fenugreek Bars: peanut butter.

  27. kimberly -  September 18, 2012 - 11:18 am

    why have i never seen these before?? amazinggg!!!

  28. Tania -  September 18, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    Im contemplating trrying there I have been using fenugreek and saw an improvement but latly my supply is dirring and i cant figure out why. humm i think i might need to oreder these bars..

  29. maria -  September 18, 2012 - 10:22 pm

    I can’t wait to try the chocolate ones…the peanut butter ones are amazing!

  30. julie -  September 18, 2012 - 10:44 pm

    Peanut butter fenugreek sounds good

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