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Boobie Body and Milk Dust are both breastfeeding protein powders on the market for new mommies. Choosing between Boobie Body and Milk Dust can be a difficult choice if you aren’t sure the difference in nutrient-value, lactation power and taste. I thought it would be super helpful if I went over some of those for you, so you can make the best decision for YOU!
I think it is important to note that I don’t think Boobie Body is a competitor in any way to my Milk Dust. I don’t think there is one product that is best for every body, and it is wonderful for breastfeeding mamas to have a few options to choose from, so they can find the best product for their body.
I am going to compare the products in terms of taste, nutrient value, and lactation power. I think those three categories are the most important when considering what product to choose.
The Taste Difference:
I tried Boobie Body Chocolate Bliss, and Milk Dust only has one signature flavor. When comparing the two, the Chocolate Bliss is a very soft, almost bland flavor. No sweetness at all. Just a light chocolatey flavor. Milk Dust is very sweet with a hint of cinnamon. I personally love the flavor of Milk Dust, and have never tasted a protein powder that tastes this good (unless it has a ton of artificial sweeteners like sucralose and GMO flavoring). Boobie Body has 0 sugar per serving, so you are consuming less sugar, where as Milk Dust has 4 grams per serving from organic cane juice. I would much rather have a little sugar for the taste purposes. Milk Dust definitely satisfies the sweet cravings because it tastes more like a dessert, rather than a very light cocoa powder. If you are sensitive to sweet taste, it might be a good idea to go for the Boobie Body, where you can always add Stevia, honey or sugar to your personal tastes.
Overall, Milk Dust has a very sweet and yummy taste, while Boobie Body is more bland, allowing room to add your own flavors and sweeteners.
The Lactation Power Difference:
This is where the two powders differ the most. Boobie Body has a completely different blend of herbs and roots than Milk Dust. Boobie Body is also fenugreek-free, so if you know you are sensitive to fenugreek, Boobie Body is the right protein powder for you. According to research, there are very few women who have adverse reactions to fenugreek, and most women respond very well to fenugreek for milk supply. Milk Dust also uses Milk Thistle, Brewer’s Yeast, Red Raspberry Leaf and Fennel Seed, which have all been scientifically and anecdotally proven to help with milk supply. Boobie Body uses Shatavari, Moringa and Maca Root as the main herbs to increase milk supply. I believe these herbs have also been used to increase milk supply over the years, but I personally have had success with the herbs I put in Milk Dust. Boobie Body looks to be a great option for mamas who need a fenugreek-free alternative to try and boost their milk supply!
Milk Dust specifically helps with sugar cravings:
Before I go into the nutrient-differences, I want to note that Milk Dust is specifically formulated to help with sugar cravings. This includes a complete blood sugar blend of Chromium, Magnesium, Cinnamon Bark and Turmeric. These have all been used to help with blood sugar control in Diabetes, and are really important to the formulation of Milk Dust. One of the road blocks for weight loss while breastfeeding is sugar cravings. By offering a sweet taset, and a unique blend of ingredients, Milk Dust assists new mommies with sugar cravings, making it easier to stick to a healthy diet. Milk Dust also provides energy with vitamin B12 and folate, as well as satiety with protein. So you feel full and don’t want to eat all the sugar!
The Nutrient Difference:
Both Boobie Body and Milk Dust offer a similar plant-based protein blend of seeds, brown rice protein and pea protein. Milk Dust offers additional fruits and veggies like spinach, blueberries and raspberries to increase antixodants.
Milk Dust is very unique in that it has spirulina and chlorella, both super potent foods high in iron, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Boobie Body doesn’t offer these additional nutrients in the formula.
Boobie Body offers a probiotic blend:
Boobie Body does offer probiotics, which can be helfpul if you’ve experienced some gut issues, but I would recommend not taking the Boobie Body daily because prolonged use of probioitics daily for a year or more can put a lot of bacteria in your system and even cause more bloating and gas than before. Different people have different chemical environments in their gut. Some may do well with more bacteria, while others may not. Bacteria can evolve in the gut and actually cause harm – which is why I opted out of adding it into the Milk Dust formula.
However, in most instances, we still don’t know which probiotics are helpful and which are not. We also don’t know how much of the probiotic people would have to take or who would be most likely to benefit. Even for the conditions that have been studied the most, researchers are still working toward finding the answers to these questions. (source)
Basically, if you’ve had success with probiotics, then great! This could be a good product for you, but if you are just adding them in because you’ve read they are good for you – maybe wait a bit and switch to a healthy diet that promotes the growth of healthy bacteria and eliminate sugar which feeds the bad. That is a good, natural step.
You can find both products on Amazon with more reviews to help you decide on which product is going to be your best decision. Milk Dust has lots of reviews on the site as well. You can read them all on the site here!
Why is a lactation protein powder important?
I personally believe that being a breastfeeding mama, a nourishing lactation protein powder is such a convenient helper to getting in the nutrients you need as a busy, postpartum mama. There is so much healing going on postpartum, as well as increased nutrients needs that a supplement can help with. Basically, a lactation protein powder is going ot help fill the gaps in nutrients, when you don’t have time to prepare healthy food. You can blend the powder solely with milk, or ice and milk, or add in additional nutrients from fruits and veggies. Either way, it is a great supplement to help with lactation, nutrition and weight loss while breastfeeding.
If you need help losing the baby weight and keeping up your milk supply, I have a very popular program, The Postpartum Cure, which provides you with your diet and nutrition plan to lose weight, not milk supply!