If you’ve ever nursed a baby, then you know the unique stress that goes along with it. Are you producing enough? Is baby eating often enough? Too often? Getting too much hindmilk? Foremilk? Are they allergic to dairy?
The list literally goes on and on. But if there’s one thing that is true for every mama, it’s this: she needs a way to pick up the energy during those long days and nights.
For many of us, that means more frequent than usual trips to Starbucks. And if you’re not a coffee drinker, don’t leave yet! This isn’t coffee, but it could pick up more than your energy – the Pink Drink can, according to some moms, boost your milk supply.
It’s a Strawberry Acai Refresher mixed with coconut milk (hello, fellow dairy-free mamas!) and it’s not a secret or a seasonal beverage – it’s part of Starbucks’ regular menu. It’s full of acai berry and coconut milk, two things known to be rich in the sort of minerals that are an excellent support to maternal health.
It is important to note, however, that there is no solid scientific evidence to support the theory that certain foods can help increase your milk supply. If you’re eating a healthy diet and your baby seems to be struggling, you’ll want to consult a doctor or a lactation specialist.
That said, the drink isn’t going to hurt anything, and taking a few minutes (and sips!) for yourself to relax is a good thing for any tired mom.
And if you’re a nursing mama like me, who has so much milk she could feed every baby on the block without trying, you may not need any boosting – but this drink still looks totally delicious, anyway!