Here’s a Starbucks hack we never knew existed...some nursing moms are claiming that Starbucks’ Pink Drink is helping them increase their breast milk supply.
Does it really work though?
The blush pink beverage, which officially joined Starbucks menu earlier this year, is described on the coffee chain’s website as containing "sweet flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with Coconut milk, and topped with a scoop of strawberries."
The drink was mentioned in the Facebook group Milky Mamas, as one member wrote: "So this happened and it NEVER happens," showing a leak that sprung through her shirt and a note that she had the increase in milk from Pink Drink. Others echoed the boost in milk supply as well.
Is there any truth to the claim though? Assistant clinical professor at UCLA’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, Leena Nathan, MD, told Health: "There is no evidence to suggest that any of the ingredients in the Starbucks pink drink would help with breast milk production."
So, is it simply a coincidence?
The beverage may contribute to hydration and electrolyte levels, as well as the "relaxation factor involved in making a trip to Starbucks and drinking a sweet, delicious beverage."