To kick off World Breastfeeding Week 2021 Upspring's Chief Evangelist, Kimberly Schram, took to Instagram and Facebook Live to talk All Things Milkflow. Milkflow lactation supplements have been a cornerstone of the Upspring line for years, and we now offer 12 different milk-boosting* supplements to help make your milk flow. You can catch the full stream below, but we've also recapped the highlights.
We carry 12 different supplements in a variety of flavors, forms, and formulations because all breastfeeding journeys are different, and moms should have choices. You may breastfeed for 2 months. Or 2 years. You may exclusively pump. You may even supplement your own milk with formula. You may not be able to breastfeed, and that's okay. We created Milkflow for moms who choose to breastfeed and use supplements to aid supply.
Milkflow Fenugreek Drink Mixes
Fenugreek and blessed thistle are 2 of the most popular herbal galactagogues (a fancy word for milk boosters), and have been used by women for centuries. The problem is that fenugreek can taste pretty bitter. When we launched Milkflow in 2017, really the only options were off-putting fenugreek teas. Milkflow is a great tasting lactation supplement drink mix, with more versatility. Our berry and chocolate drink mixes provide a concentrated level of fenugreek so it tastes good and mom only needs to take 1-2 packets per day. The four options below contain fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise.
You can mix with flat water, sparkling water, juices, or even into your favorite smoothie blend. This comes in serving-size sachets.
Combine with dairy or dairy alternatives: fat-free milk (hot or cold), oat milk, or coconut milk to name a few. Some moms add it to yogurt, oatmeal, or even ice cream! This also comes in serving-size sachets.
This one is a little different and comes in a 24-serving tub. It's ideal for moms watching their sugar or calorie intake a little more closely.
This also comes in a 24-serving tub. This one tastes great using similar mixers to our Milkflow Chocolate--dairy or dairy alternatives, hot or cold.
We also offer a branded blender bottle so that you can more easily combine your drink mix with your mixer of choice! And guess what? It's only $0.99 when you buy 2 Milkflow drink mixes!
Milkflow Fenugreek Capsules
After launching our drink mixes, many moms asked for pill options that might be easier to take on the go. We listened and launched Milkflow capsules! Some brands suggest you take 6-9 capsules per day, but ours are formulated so that most mamas only need 1-3 per day. Whew!
Furthermore, many moms ask if they can combine drink mixes and capsules. You absolutely can alternate the two! You may want to enjoy one drink mix in the morning and pop one capsule in the afternoon, or vice versa. Be sure not to exceed the daily dose of two per day, one sachet and one capsule.
Milkflow Fenugreek-Free Line
Fenugreek doesn't necessarily work for everyone, and we'll be the first to say it! Fenugreek is not recommended for those on blood thinners or those who have hypothyroidism. We launched a fenugreek-free drink mix and capsules to give more moms more breastfeeding choices. Our fenugreek-free options use a combination of moringa, blessed thistle, fennel, and anise.
This is delicious mixed with flat or sparkling water or fruit juice, much like our Millkflow Berry.
Two products we didn't have time to mention on our video but are definitely worth sharing are our Milkflow Coffee flavored lactation supplements. We first debuted Keurig-style coffee pods, containing fenugreek and blessed thistle. Moms liked them so much (because not much beats lactation support + caffeine!) that we later debuted on-the-go sachets! We formulated with 55mg of caffeine so you know how much you're getting and are able to factor this in to avoid or limit other caffeine containing foods or drinks while nursing.
Don't have a Keurig or similar style machine? That's okay! You can simply open these up and dump into any regular coffee brewer. Our pods are 100% compostable, 100% plant-based, and BPA-free, so you can feel better about opting for single serve.
Fourteen individual sachets each deliver 55mg of caffeine plus lactation support via fenugreek and blessed thistle. These are more of an instant coffee style that can easily be enjoyed either hot or cold! You know exactly how much caffeine you are getting to ensure you limit or avoid other caffeine containing foods or drinks throughout day.
For When Water Gets Boring...
Also, if you're looking to keep hydrated while breastfeeding but you're bored of water alone try our new sister brand u.siip water enhancer! A convenient drink mix in two delicious flavors, Lemon-Lime and Citrus Ginger.
Lactation Treat Hacks
Milkflow Chocolate Drink Mix + Your favorite coffee
Lactation SBux "Pink Drink" ;)
Milkflow Berry Drink Mix or Fenugreek-Free Blackberry Lime + Coconut milk
Chocolate PB Banana Lactation Shake
Millkflow Chocolate Drink Mix + banana + heaping tbsp of nut butter + your milk of choice + ice
Optional add-ins: Greek yogurt, protein powder, greens
How do you make your Milkflow?
We never cease to be amazed at the Milkflow mixer ideas our mamas come up with. Our customers are so creative! If you have other ways you enjoy your drink mixes, we always love to hear them!