Apparently, there is a secret drink at Starbucks that can boost your milk supply
It's one of those things that you might now know about (I sure didn't), but apparently, Starbucks has a secret menu – and it has all sorts of delicious treats on it.
Even better news if you are a breastfeeding mum – one of the drinks is rumoured to boost your milk supply – according to TikTok.
TikTokkers call the drink the "Cosmo and Wanda" (a name inspired by the duo of fairy godparents in the animated series The Fairly OddParents) but you might be better off asking the barista for a Strawberry Matcha, according to Pop Sugar. And remember: It's not technically on the menu, but you can order it off the so-called "secret menu".
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This pretty-coloured drink concoction contains coconut milk, which has some nursing mums wondering if it could help boost milk supply – just like another Starbucks Pink Drink was rumoured to do when it was first launched back in 2017.
The urban legend started when a US mum posted a picture of a leaked-through t-shirt to the Milky Mamas breastfeeding support Facebook group in 2017—and claimed Starbucks' Pink Drink deserved the credit for her increased milk supply.
In the days and weeks that followed, more and more breastfeeding mums came forward to share their own experience of the connection between the Starbucks Pink Drink and their increased milk supply.
To be fair, no scientific studies were ever made to explore the phenomenon, but what we do know is that certain foods – galactagogues—aka, foods and supplements known to increase milk production—certainly do exist and the Pink Drink could be an accidental one, possibly because of the coconut milk in it.
According to Mother.ly, the "Cosmo and Wanda" is just the Pink Drink, but with added vanilla cold foam and a scoop of matcha powder blended into the cold foam. The original Pink Drink, of course, is a delicious blend of Starbucks' Strawberry Acai Refresher and coconut milk.