In the early days of breastfeeding her two girls, Louise and Maisie, Jess spent a lot of time with friends with babies and they spent a lot of time talking about feeding and if they had enough milk.
They had all tried the teas (that taste like grass) as well as the recipes that a lot of websites put up for Lactation cookies, but as mums with newborns know, you really don’t have enough time to bake.
Maisie started to get really bad eczema all over her face and after a hair analysis test, Jess discovered dairy was causing a real problem. She decided to give up dairy and wheat and slowly Maisie’s skin got better. It was hard as there really isn't a lot of snack food on the market that is dairy or wheat free. And hardly any that is yummy.
After another coffee group the conversation of lactation cookies came up again. And so the Lactation cookie cooking began! Jess created something that she could enjoy guilt free whilst benefiting her baby at the same time with the added bonus of being able to eat it with one hand!
The cookies took a long time to get right. Making a dairy and wheat free cookie that didn’t taste like dust was a huge challenge. When she felt she had created something yummy, Jess tested it on her mum friends and had really good feedback.
By now, Jess had been at home with her kids for the past four years. She wanted to share this concept and make a difference for more mums everywhere, but as a Mum she was unsure how. As luck would have it an old family friend introduced her to Blair, a health conscious guy and talented marketer/business man. He was excited about the idea, so they decided to take the adventure together.
And the rest is history.