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Is MILKY Supply Booster Worth the Hype?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Is MILKY Supply Booster Worth the Hype?

Oddly enough, I happened to be watching the Tia and Tamera show in which they came up with the Milky product. I immediately fell in love with the idea. So many women have a hard time breastfeeding and give up so easily and this is such a simple, easy to use product. On the show, the idea was to bottle an organic tea that featured fenugreek as the main ingredient, but  then infuse it with different herbs to make it taste better since neither of them liked the taste of fenugreek.

My question was would they stay true to the product being organic or would the final product be just a memory of what they had originally envisioned?I personally experienced a dip in supply when I went back to work after maternity leave, and then again once I started to do CrossFit. I used the teas, pills, tinctures, milk-boosting foods and everything else I could think of. While I did have success, none of them were as simple and straightforward as Milky claims to be–although I haven’t tried it since I’m no longer breastfeeding, I hear it tastes pretty good.

It contains: Purified water, Organic Herbal Blend, Organic Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Organic Strawberry Flavor, Potassium Sorbate & Sodium Benzoate (To Preserve Freshness) and Organic Stevia (Reb A, Natural Sweetner). The only questionable ingredients are
 potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, both of which are preservatives.

Unfortunately sodium benzoate, used to prevent drinks from becoming moldy, has been linked to hyperactivity and DNA damage. While not much research has been done on it here, other European countries have deemed it to be unsafe. It is so controversial that even the Coca-Cola Company removed it from their products in the UK back in 2008. Even though the rest of the ingredients are organic, I wouldn’t feel good about ingesting this preservative twice a day, especially since it can be passed through breastmilk.

The good news is that since all the other ingredients are ones you can buy at any health food store, you can make your own tea at home. Just brew a large batch of fenugreek tea with some of your other favorite flavors and keep it in the fridge. It’s not as convenient as throwing a tiny plastic bottle into your diaper bag, but it is safer for both you and your baby.

Jacqueline Banks is a board certified Holistic Health Counselor focused on nutrition and green living strategies. To learn more about living a vibrant, healthy life, visit her website at