TLB Sponsor Making Mama’s Milk is giving away some cookies every mother is sure to enjoy with the added bonus of boosting breast milk supply. Dairy-free cookies that not only taste great but also help increase breast milk supply making it a treat not just for mom but her nursling as well. Dori Acevedo, the mom behind Making Mama’s Milk, shares about her company and the breastfeeding challenges she has had to overcome herself.
TLB: What should TLB readers know about Making Mamas Milk as a company and your product?
Dori: I really hope people know how much effort and caring I put into those cookies. I really care about each person as an individual and care that they have a fighting chance at breastfeeding for as long as they choose! I also make sure I use only the best ingredients even if it means losing money.
TLB: How did you come to start Making Mamas Milk and when did you start?
Dori: I started the company in August 2011. I wanted to help my husband be able to being money into our household since I was able to stay home with the 3 smaller children while he worked. In this economy I felt I need to be proactive. Breastfeeding is something I am doing, something I am good at, and with the knowledge I have with herbs, I knew it was a success.
TLB: Tell us about your family and how you balance your business and family.
Dori: It isn’t easy all of the time. My husband is at work for UPS fairly early in the morning, and home early too. So I am lucky when he walks in about 10am. I get his help with the children, ages 3.5, 2, and 5 months, in order to make the orders for that day. Each order is made special- no cookie cutters here. 🙂
TLB: What has your own breastfeeding journey been like?
Dori: I had a horrible time with my first 2 children. I had my 1st in 1990, and he was tongue tied, but I did not find out until he was 3 weeks old and my milk was long gone. They tried to get him to latch on when he was born but never mentioned a TT issue. My second born in 1994, and I nursed her for 2 weeks, because my now EX husband didn’t lend me any support. My last 3 children are the total opposite. My husband is so supportive about everything related to breastfeeding. He makes sure I have enough water, that I have a comfy place to nurse, etc. I have been successful for the last three.
TLB: What difficulties did you overcome and how?
Dori: The first was the TT, and then my last baby, Ethan was also born with a TT and had it clipped in the hospital. It was like night and day with the TT and how much pain it was until after it was slipped. So happy they discovered it.
TLB: What’s your favorite breastfeeding tip?
Dori: Confidence! We all need confidence. If we, as women can carry children, birth children, we can surely breastfeed them!! If you have confidence and keep sheering yourself on- you can do it.
This giveaway is now closed, thank you!
Leakies have a chance to win some cookies from Making Mama’s Milk, a total prize package valued at $52.95. To be entered, please leave a comment on this post telling us which flavor you hope to win, chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin. This entry is REQUIRED in order to be entered for a chance at the giveaway. Please be sure head over to the Making Mama’s Milk on Facebook and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity. (Please note, commenting on the Making Mama’s Milk on Facebook is not required to be entered in the giveaway, just a nice thing to do to thank them for their support of TLB and the giveaway opportunity.)
For a second entry visit makingmamasmilk.com and come back here to comment with what package you’d order today.
Important: only a possible two entries per person, any additional entries will be deleted and abuse will possible result in all of an individual’s entries being deleted. Please be patient in waiting for comments to show up as some have to be moderated from the spam filter. Thank you.
That’s it – two simple tasks and you’re entered twice for a chance at a great giveaway. Thanks to Making Mama’s Milk for their generous giveaway and sponsorship of The Leaky Boob, providing support for breastfeeding moms everywhere. This giveaway will remain open through December 14, 2011 and is open to USA and Canada entries. Good luck and have fun!
Thank you everyone that participated!
The randomly selected winner is Kimberly B. who left this comment:
|I really want to try the Chocolate Chip cookies. They would really help me through our feeding frenzy/growth spurt with my youngest son. (almost 3 months old) I’d have to keep my family stocked with their own cookies so they leave mine alone though.|