Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend one package a day (4 Mooch bites) for optimal results. **Please know that recommended dosage can vary based on your own needs; some of our customers enjoy up to 3 packs of Mooch bites a day, while some others see satisfactory results with just 2 bites a day. Our recommendation is to start with one pack of 4 bites and assess from there on a trial basis.
Absolutely! Consuming more than 1 pack of Mooch bites a day will not be harmful to you or to the baby, and some women do find that they need more than 4 bites a day to satisfy hunger or lactation needs. Our bites are healthy and packed with nutrition, but please keep in mind that Mooch bites are formulated to be a nutritious snack option, not to be considered as a replacement for a balanced meal.
Consistency is key. The “best time” to have a Mooch bite for lactation purposes should be determined on an individual basis, and keeping times regular will help you create consistency in your milk flow (and help with hunger). We suggest consuming Mooch bites at regular intervals throughout the day, either
before or after breastfeeding, depending on preference.
Nutritional note: some women are not consuming enough food postpartum. This causes the body to switch to "energy preservation mode", therefore making it more difficult to produce enough milk. When a lack of proper nutrition is combined with sleep deprivation and higher stress levels, it becomes more and more challenging to breastfeed consistently and maintain good nutritional value in your breastmilk. Mooch bites can be a helping hand in getting food in a mom's body at regular intervals, which will help "convince" the body that it's no longer in energy preservation mode; as the body begins to recognize that food will be coming regularly (and hence energy can be used for non-survival activities within the body) the production of breastmilk will resume and increase in flow and nutritional quality. Once again, consistency is important.
Absolutely. Skipping Mooch bites on occasion will still make them effective. However, if you consume them inconsistently they will not be as effective as they would with consistent consumption. With this said, the most important thing is that -- through Mooch bites or else -- you meet your nutritional goals for the day so that your body can support your metabolism as well as the production of breastmilk for your baby.
Yes! Mooch bites contain lactation herbs, but not just that! The nutritional profile of Mooch bites helps all moms feel energized and well-nourished (while satisfying cravings). Moms who just gave life to a human are extremely nutrient depleted and Mooch bites are packed with great nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. So yes, even if you are not breastfeeding, Mooch bites will be beneficial to you.
You can, but you don't have to. As mentioned above, Mooch bites help to replenish a mom's overall energy storage and nutrients; therefore you do not need to reduce the dose of Mooch bites unless you are experiencing the symptoms of overproduction.
Yes, Mooch bites are safe to eat in combination with most lactation supplements**. if you are already consuming other lactation supplements, having MOOCH bites in combination with them will NOT be an issue unless you begin to overproduce and experience the symptoms of overproduction. **If you have special dietary needs or medical conditions, please always discuss supplements with your medical provider.
Yes! A mother who just gave life to a human is extremely nutrient depleted and Mooch bites are packed with nutrients! So yes, even if you are not breastfeeding, these bites will help to replenish nutrients, boost your energy and the quality of your breast milk.
Yes! Mooch bites are kid friendly and safe to eat at any age.
Yes, the Mooch team has a nutritionist on staff that works specifically with women who are struggling to lose the baby weight, while still meeting the demands of lactation. To chat with our Nutritionist Arielle and learn more about nutritional counselling, you can email email@example.com