My name is Paola. I’m a certified breastfeeding peer counselor and a proud mom to two beautiful breastfed girls, Sjofn & Semira, who both exclusively breastfed until they self-weaned.
Welcome to Mommy Treats, my “other baby” and business, which actually came about when I was in dire need of increasing my milk supply for my first daughter. After much researching for natural non-pharmaceutical galactagogues, formulating the perfect recipes, and searching for other mommies willing to test these treats for both taste (yum!) and effectiveness, I’m proud to finally bring to other mommies (like you!) a selection of yummy, baked goods that aren’t just good for you, but for your baby, too!
Treats made by a mommy. Tested by mommies.
With hopes of helping mommies and their babies.
How Mommy Treats Began
Did you know what Mommy Treats came about from my own failures with breastfeeding? I was a struggling first-time mom then. No yaya (nanny), no breastfeeding support group, tremendous doubts with my milk supply, stressed about the repercussions of leaving my job, and worried that I will not be the perfect mom that I wanted to be.
But that’s the beauty of it, mommies! I eventually realized that there’s no such thing as a “perfect” mom! What I am is a REAL MOM! A mom who may be imperfect but is still able to surpass any bump on the road! We’re powered by our determination, our love for our family, and our faith in our capabilities to juggle all the responsibilities of motherhood!
So I chose to embrace my shortcomings and let it challenge me. I knew that I had it in me to turn something negative into something beautiful!
Everyday, I am thankful for the challenges life has given me after the birth of my daughter. My stumbles had inspired me to do great things like putting up Mommy Treats. I am proud to be reaching out to other moms and giving them the same sense of empowerment through the treats that I bake and the encouragement that I’m happy to share.
So may it be your low milk supply, a post-pregnancy belly that doesn’t seem to go away, struggles with potty-training, or any fear that may rob your of your sense of calm…don’t worry, mommy. It’ll all be okay. You’re a Real Mom and real moms always have happy endings. Let your imperfections empower you!
Looking forward to joining you on your breastfeeding journey,