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  • Where are the cereal squares made?

    In Agen, in a little artisanal factory, using organic ingredients, then hand-packaged.

    They are cooked at low temperature for over an hour, so as to preserve all their goodness.

  • Who are the snacks for?

    For all new mums, whether or not they are breastfeeding, who want to give a lift to their bodies and their spirits.
    If you aren’t or are no longer breastfeeding don’t worry, they won’t get your milk flowing…
    Tired dads can use them too, but we would advise you to keep them out of sight if you want some for yourself. This is the voice of experience… 😉.
    We don’t advise pregnant women to use them, however, because they contain fenugreek, which can bring on contractions. Don’t worry though, we’ll be expanding our range soon.
    Women who have had gestational diabetes should have a chat with their doctor.

  • What are they made of?
    What are the ingredients that encourage milk production?

    Nothing mysterious or magical, just good stuff that’s 100% natural. Including fenugreek, an ancient plant that has been used by generations of women all over the world to stimulate milk production. We tell you everything here.

  • When can I start?
    What’s the recommended quantity to get the best results?

    Right after the birth! You could slip a couple into your maternity bag, and then carry them around with you so you can have one when the fancy takes you: for breakfast, a handy snack when you’re on the go, an indulgent tea-time, a midnight feast…

    We recommend eating 1 or 2 cereal squares a day, 2 if you’re very tired or if your child’s in the middle of a growth spurt (with attendant marathon breastfeeding sessions), or when you go back to work.

  • How long before I start to see the results?

    Each woman is different, but after a few days, you should be able to notice an increase in lactation with a daily intake of 1 or 2 squares.

    Don’t forget to maintain a healthy, balanced and varied diet, and to drink sufficiently.

  • How many calories do they contain?

    We can’t survive on love alone… We are what we eat, particularly if we happen to be eating for two or more.
    A breastfeeding mum needs 500 kcal per day on top of what she was eating before pregnancy.
    On average, our cereal squares contain between 200 and 250 kcal. So with 2 squares, you’ll cover your extra energy requirements, avoid cravings, and you’ll do yourself and your baby good… minus the guilt!
    Here are all the details.

  • How much fat and/or sugar do your squares contain?

    Our cereal squares do contain fat, but it’s good fat. They are low on saturated fats, and high on Omega-3s.
    Since baby depends entirely on its mum’s food intake for its own supply of fatty acids, which are necessary for development of the brain, the nervous system and vision, it is essential that the mum’s diet is high on the right kind of fat. ANSES (L’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Alimentation, de l’Environnement et du Travail, the French government authority in charge of health and safety for food, the environment and the workplace) recommends that 35-40% of a breastfeeding mum’s daily intake should consist of lipids.
    As for sugar, we have selected unrefined sugars that have a low glycemic index: agave syrup and honey.

  • I’m pregnant, can I eat them?

    Mums-to-be, sorry but our first range of squares are not recommended for pregnant women as they contain fenugreek, which can bring on contractions.

    But don’t panic!  We will be creating a range specially for you soon.  So don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter and get all the info about our product launches!

  • What do I do if my milk production drops suddenly?

    First of all, take a deep breath, and believe in yourself. 💪
    The first thing to do if there’s a drop in milk production is to feed, or pump, more often and to drink more. Fatigue is often the main cause, so it’s important to rest as much as you can. Which is, of course, easier said than done!
    Not forgetting our cereal squares of course, which help milk production thanks to fenugreek, provide lots of good stuff, and prevent tiredness (even if we can’t guarantee you a full night’s sleep!).
    A breastfeeding advisor can also help you find solutions: making sure that the baby is feeding properly, in the right position. Check out what our experts have to say here.

  • Are they gluten free?

    No, because they contain oatmeal which isn’t gluten free. But they ARE guilt free, there are no refined sugars and the calories they provide are healthy ones.

  • Are they OK for vegans?

    No, because they contain honey. But they are suitable for vegetarians.

  • Are they lactose free?

    They are indeed lactose free.

  • Do they contain extra vitamins?

    No, they are naturally full of vitamins and minerals, with no additives, colorants or preserving agents, which is even better!

  • How long can I keep them? What’s the best way to store them?

    We recommend you keep them for up to 6 months to make sure they’re at their freshest. But in our experience if you don’t hide them from prying eyes they won’t last that long… 🙂 More seriously, they are best stored in a dry, dark place.

  • Can I share them with my children?

    There’s no problem if your kids get a hold of them. However your stock might start to “mysteriously” disappear 😇 … We don’t recommend them for kids under the age of 1 though, because of the honey content.

  • Where can I buy squares?

    For the moment, only on our website. But let us know if you have other ideas, we’re open to suggestions! And we’re currently working on other options.

  • How much is delivery in France?

    We charge 4 euros for delivery of our introductory pack. Other orders cost 6 euros for delivery (via Colissimo or Relais colis) if your order is below 75 euros. Above 75 euros, shipping is free for France and Belgique.

  • Do you deliver all over Europe?

    Yes!  The delivery charge is 10 euros.

  • How long will it take to get my order?

    Count 48 to 72 hours to prepare your order.

    In France, add another 2 days for delivery, 1 day if you order with express.

    In Europe, add another 2 to 4 days for delivery.

  • Can I return them if I’m not satisfied?

    Unfortunately no, since they are foodstuffs. If there is a problem, you can write to us at contact@jollymama.fr
    A cancellation period of 14 days does apply to orders, however. Details in our conditions of sale.

  • Can I send them as gifts?

    Yes, we thought about gifts. You can give our super “birth box”, or send gift cards to your best friends directly by email. That way they can choose their own favourite combo.

  • Does your packaging ❤ the planet?

    Yes, we want to keep the planet #jolly too. Our boxes are all recyclable and are sourced from sustainably managed forests.

  • Can I try them out?

    You can try our discovery pack of 8 squares (2 per flavour).

  • Why are your squares more expensive than ordinary cereal bars?

    Precisely because they’re not like ordinary cereal bars. They have been designed specially for you! They contain Omega-3s, fibre, iron and magnesium, to name but a few… They contain cereals (20%), lots of good grains and nuts, healthy fats and good unrefined sugars (agave, honey) with a low glycemic index. And, naturally, they are organic.