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Jesica CirauloBy Jesica Ciraulo
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Jesica CirauloBy Jesica Ciraulo
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$8,647
pledged of $15,500pledged of $15,500 goal
57
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 23 2019 7:40 PM UTC +00:00.

About

MilkBliss lactation products are a line of healthy and incredibly delicious cookies and overnight oats that are packed with galactagogues (milk boosting ingredients) to help boost a breastfeeding mothers milk supply.

The story of MilkBliss began with the birth of Jessica's daughter Cora who was both lip and tongue tied. 

"Breastfeeding was so much harder than I anticipated, and I was disappointed because I had been looking forward to it so much! Soon enough I was experiencing supply issues. I have always loved baking and so I found a recipe that was somewhat tasty online, but it worked to boost my supply! I decided to create my own recipe that would both boost my supply and be incredibly delicious!"- Jessica

A few weeks later Pam welcomed her baby boy! 

"Pam and I had been discussing how difficult breastfeeding was, and I decided to give her some cookies to see what she thought! She loved them so much that she asked to share them with her friends. 

We started baking bigger batches and sharing them with all of our breastfeeding friends."

"Soon enough women were asking to pay us to bake more! We decided it was time to make MilkBliss into a real business."

The things that are important to us

Ingredients: We knew we needed to provide a nursing mom with the cleanest ingredients possible. We use:

-NON-GMO ingredients in all of our products

-Transparently sourced ingredients from trusted suppliers

-Made with simple ingredients and whole foods

Our Line Up

Currently we offer 3 flavors of lactation cookies:

-Dark Chocolate Chip

-Peanut Butter Chip

-Wild Blueberry

3 Flavors of  lactation overnight oats:

-Chocolate Peanut Butter

-Very Berry

-Maple Cinnamon

Funding Breakdown

We're launching this Kickstarter to raise money for our first large scale production run, to bring MilkBliss to the world! This money will be used in the following ways: 

  •  Packaging— 30% will go towards ordering the bags for the new products
  •  CO-PACKER — 20% will go towards the cost of working with our co-packer, the price of raw ingredients, baking and packaging the cookies and testing done in the facility
  •  Advertising —30% will go towards spreading the word to new moms who need our help!
  •  SHIPPING —5% will cover the cost of shipping ingredients to our co-packer and shipping the final product for distribution
  •  CONSULTING AND LEGAL FEES — 5% will be needed to cover legal and consulting fees
  •  KICKSTARTER & AMAZON FEES — 10% of the funding is automatically deducted by Kickstarter (5%) and Amazon (Credit Card Fees).

Risks and challenges

We have taken every step possible to mitigate risk – We're working with a team of industry professionals on Operations & Food Science; We’ve partnered with a Contract Manufacturer that we trust; We’ve sourced high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers, and even sourced backup ingredient suppliers, but there is still a small chance, we could run into challenges, such as:

Issues with Ingredients – For example, human food-grade brewers yeast (a major ingredient in all of our products) can be difficult to source. We have a reliable supplier, but challenges with backordered products are always a possibility and could effect our timeline.

Excess Demand – If our KickStarter does really well, we would have to work with our CoPacker to get extra time on their lines to produce our product.

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    Get a bag (Early Bird Special) PLUS 5%!

    For your most generous support, you will receive 1 bag of chocolate chip cookies! Early bird special means you will receive your reward 1 month earlier! Also, you will get 5% off all products for LIFE!

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