Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful way to nourish your newborn. Breast milk is full of nutrients that support your baby’s growth and development while also providing them with protection against diseases and illnesses. However, some mothers struggle with producing enough milk to meet their little one’s needs. This can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but there are many ways to boost breast milk production. Lacsnac was created to help nursing moms with just that by crafting lactation enhancing better-for-you food and drink products. Lacsnac Founder and CEO, Molly Wilson, sat down with us to explain the journey of creating her eighth — yes, EIGHTH — successful business.
Lacsnac was created following an impactful moment with a pumping mom — in an airport restroom of all places! A new mom was sitting on the floor of the restroom pumping breast milk while on a work trip. Wilson got to talking to her and praised her commitment to keeping up with her nursing journey because she was in her shoes once upon a time. Molly could sense her struggle. The new mom complained about feeling defeated as her supply was declining since she went back to work — she was frustrated.
They visited supplements and natural foods that help boost breast milk supply — she was shocked when she told me that she could not find any brands of lactation-enhancing snack foods that were gluten-free or vegan or in any way healthy at all. 70% of millennial women read nutrition labels closer than they did five years ago.
It was an ‘aha’ moment for Wilson.
The serial entrepreneur also founded 10-year old gourmet food brand, molly&you® (www.molly-you.com) found in thousands of U.S. stores, so she knows a thing or two about creating great foods! On her flight back to Florida, she began to research everything she could about lactation cookies, breast milk supplements and what moms are currently looking for.
The Florida native had conversations with healthcare professionals, nutritionists and lactation educators and nurses and I decided to jump right in and help solve this problem for moms! Lacsnac was born to solve a problem for moms just like her. The conversations led to incorporating galactagogues, or foods that are known to increase lactation in nursing moms, which is exactly what Molly used when she breastfed her two children.
While diving deep into the lactation supplement market, Wilson noticed the bagged lactation cookies that have been sitting on store shelves for oh-so-long just weren’t cutting it. She knew they could be better. That led Lacsnac to create Heat & Eat Soft-baked Lactation Cookies in disposable cups; while surveying moms pre-launch, Wilson found moms don’t want more dishes to do. The first of its kind, microwavable cookies — and brownies — are here to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth and boost her milk supply. Gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free.
The #LactationLove doesn’t stop at cookies and brownies. Lactation Coffee and Overnight Oats make this brand a well-balanced treat in which every mom can find something they love.
It’s suggested Moms consume two Lacsnac products for two days, then one per day to maintain production.
Whether you’re a new mother, an experienced one, or someone that’s just looking to support a nursing mom close to you, Lacsnac products are available at Lacsnac.com as well as Amazon.