The rumor mill is churning another delicious serving for us in the form of Starbucks Pink Drink that ups moms’ breastmilk production.
If you know anything about the internet, then you know that trends can spread pretty fast, especially if those trends look good on your social media profile.
Recently, millennial moms on Instagram have been raving about Starbucks’ “Pink Drink” rumored to help breastfeeding moms to produce more breastmilk.
Starbucks officially added the drink in April, which is made of Strawberry Acai Refresher and coconut milk.
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Cosmopolitan reports that its positive effects was first accounted to a North Carolina mother named Laura Galvin, who ordered her first ever Starbucks Pink Drink and found that her breasts were engorged through out the day, which never happened before.
“Although Laura never struggled to produce enough breastmilk while nursing her daughter, now four years old, or her son, she fell hard for her Pink Drink, and proceeded to order it every day for a week,” Cosmopolitan wrote. “Like clockwork, her breasts would become engorged during the day, and she’d pump upwards of 40 extra ounces (about 8 bottles) of milk throughout the day — on top of her regularly-scheduled breastfeeding sessions every few hours.”
Now, Laura has come up with her very own home-made pink drink, which is made from 1.5 cup of Crystal Light on the Go Wild Strawberry and 1.5 cup of So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk.
Ever since she’s replaced her fluids (except water) with the pink drink, the mother of a three-month-old has had to upsize her freezer because of all the breastmilk she’s been pumping.
However, Boston-based OB-GYN, Dr. Yvette Launiere said there is no scientific data to back up Laura and other moms’ claims.
“There is no other proven way to increase breastmilk but to regularly pump breasts,” Dr. Launiere said. “Pumping is a way to stimulate your breasts because it can raise prolactin levels.”
“Let’s not rely on this Starbucks Pink Drink or any other trendy drink claiming to promote milk production. They contain a lot of sugar and caffeine, which could affect the way your body produces milk,” she added.
Whether or not these drinks are effective, they sure look pretty on your Instagram profile!