Nigeria's lactation cookies for breastfeeding moms

STORY: (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MILKY EXPRESS, TITILAYO MEDUNOYE, SAYING:

“My name is Titilayo Medunoye, I am the founder of this amazing product “Milky Express Lactation Cookies” for breastfeeding mothers, to help them improve the quality and quantity of their breastmilk.”

Titilayo Medunoye started making her own lactation cookies

after she found out there was nowhere to buy them in Nigeria

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MILKY EXPRESS, TITILAYO MEDUNOYE, SAYING:

“At that time there was nobody selling these products in Nigeria so I used to import it, I used to buy it abroad and ship it to Nigeria and use it. But when I found out that that was not sustainable for me, I decided to start making my own products for myself, and as time went on I made the product for myself and I used it and then I started having friends who were also having babies who wanted the product.”

The main ingredients of the cookies is oats

mixed with other herbs and sweeteners

Titilayo's cookies sell for about $8 per pack

They're sold in Nigeria, the U.S., UK, Ghana and South Africa

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MILKY EXPRESS, TITILAYO MEDUNOYE, SAYING:

“Our goal is to be able to ensure that mothers know that they have the support that they need because we want them to breastfeed you know, the World Health Organization wants mothers to breastfeed, the federal ministry of health wants mothers to breastfeed, but how are we equipping them to breastfeed is the gap that Milky Express is closing.”

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