About Singapore lactation bakes
Greetings fellow mommies, I am Joanna Goy, founder of Singapore Lactation Bakes.
I am a proud mother of 3 beautiful girls. SLB was started out of necessity and I was a slow and low yielder and like all moms.
I was constantly gripped by the fear that I would not be able to provide milk for the growing needs of my daughters.
In an attempt to juggle hectic work life, family life as well as the newfound role of being a mummy, I found it increasingly challenging to find time to pump. This eventually led to a decrease in my milk supply. Being a low yielder, to begin with, I agonised over the fear of a decrease in supply. Thus, I began searching for a solution that would allow me to increase, if not maintain, a supply that would be sufficient to meet the growing needs of my daughter.
Fear of being a low supply mom
The first time I used my breast pump and I was very disappointed that I was to produce a single drop of milk. I was completely distraught and helpless. When my milk finally came on the fourth day, I was only able to get around 30 to 50ml per pump session. This threw me into a state of anxiety and thoughts on whether or not she would have enough to drink for her next feed plague me daily.
Looking back in retrospection, that was truly a very stressful period for me.
I felt both frustrated and disappointed, knowing that the amount that I am able to produce was barely enough to meet her needs.
Apart from being over the moon, I recalled being concerned over a potential low breast milk yield that had plagued me through my first breastfeeding experience. I immediately started intensely researching on the various ways to boost my milk supply. At the time of my second daughter’s birth, I was still rather fearful. Anxious that I would yet again not be able to provide sufficient milk for my child.
My fears were realised when my milk came on the second day after my daughter’s birth, and the yield was as low as before. This persisted for the subsequent days, and despite trying all the methods that I had researched, nothing worked. I was heartbroken. However, it was also around this time that I had the great fortune of joining a group of wonderful mummies online. They shared with me the various methods that they have used to successfully boost their own supply. Most of them were methods that I have already tried and had no success with. My lucky break came when one of my mummy groups told me about something wondrous that I had not read about in all my research-lactation cookies.
Immediately, I was met with a new obstacle: lactation cookies are costly. Thus, I decided to do a bit of research and see if I could bake them for myself. As I did not see an immediate increase in my milk supply. However, a few days later, I noticed my milk production increased! That was the first time that I was able to produce around 80ml in one pump session. Initially, the sceptic in me had thought that that might have been a good day.
Birth of SLB
As I continued baking and eating more of the lactation cookies, I was able to produce more milk gradually increased. I noticed that my milk had not only become thicker and I was also able to yield a lot more. Currently, even after latching her, I am still able to produce 300ml! My yield has increased so much that I can now afford to give both my girls a milk bath daily, and still have a freezer stock full of frozen breastmilk. Unlike before, now both my daughters can enjoy the benefits of breastmilk simultaneously.
And here we have, the story of how Singapore Lactation Bakes was born.
Singapore Lactation Bakes specialises in the creation of lactation cookies and muffins. There is a huge variety of flavours to suit different palates of nursing mummies. We also know how tough the initial weeks of nursing can be so. To help lighten the load, we offer a door-to-door delivery service for all you mummies.
I also sincerely hope that my own personal experiences can help inspire other mummies in their own breastfeeding endeavours. I would love to share my other journeys and experiences with you and make yours a smoother one. Do feel free to drop me a text or email me so that we can get in touch!