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.