Welcome to Mommies Munchies!
It all began in the Fall of 2010. Trish was nursing her 2nd child and was struggling with her milk supply. As a registered nurse, she knew there had to be a natural way to help. The experiment with lactation cookie recipes began! She shared her cookies with the lactation support group at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando and had an instant fan base. Local moms were paying her to make them whole batches because, let’s face it, who has time to bake cookies with newborns? And then Mommies Munchies was born.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Every good lactation cookie has 3 main ingredients: Oats, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast. There are other things people add, but aren’t always necessary. There is not any human milk IN them, it just helps mommies make more. They will not make non-lactating people start lactating. So dads, you are safe. Though sometimes we wish you could!
Erin was one of Trish’s original customers. She probably funded the business with as many cookies as she ate while tandem nursing her twins from 2011-2012. So when she was offered a job as the baker in 2013, with another baby on the way, she jumped at the chance!
Erin has a master’s degree from the University Of Florida in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Science education. As a high school health teacher, nutrition was one of her favorite units where students learned how to make healthy adjustments to recipes and moderate fat and sugar in their diet.
She has put her own spin on the original recipes, creating vegan options for mommies and babies who have dietary restrictions. Seasonal selections are lots of fun and she likes to utilize fresh ingredients whenever possible!
NOT JUST FOR MOMMIES
We have to add that our cookies are enjoyed by much more than mommies. We hear all the time that husbands and kids are raiding their stash. But why not? They are so much better for you than a lot of other cookies out there.
Mommies Munchies are now baked and sold at the Market on South, Florida Hospital Retail Store, Baby Bottoms Boutique, and online on our website.