FAQ

Usage | Storage | Fenugreek Bars | Milk Water Tea | Shipping | Support

 

USAGE

Can I have your products even though I no longer have a newborn?

Yes, you can have them any time you need a boost in your milk supply or feel your body needs some TLC.

Can I have any Mrs. Patel’s products if I am pregnant?

No. Our herbs are potent and cannot be digested if you are or think you are pregnant.

I’m pregnant - when should I order?

We recommend ordering 3 weeks before your due date. You can have the products as soon as you deliver.

Are there any side effects?

Please check first if you are allergic to any of our ingredients. NOTE: Those with thyroid, blood sugar issues (such as diabetes), peanut allergies and those taking certain blood clotting medications should avoid fenugreek.

Some people can smell like maple syrup or get an upset stomach or increased intestinal discomfort from fenugreek. We use culinary quantities of fenugreek in our bars and include herbs like ginger and peepramul that specialize in easing digestion, but if you are especially sensitive, these effects may still occur. Our tea blends and Munch Crunch are fenugreek-free.

Women who have contraindication to fenugreek may experience a decrease in milk supply.

Can I have the Fenugreek Bars and the Tea or Munch Crunch at the same time?

Yes, you can have a bar and a cup of tea and the lactation sprinkle at the same time. You can also split them up during the day as you see fit - a bar in the morning, a cup of tea in the afternoon and some Munch Crunch with dinner. It’s up to you and your body.

My supply is pretty good, if I take your products will I start overproducing?

If your milk supply is fine, you may not need our products as they may increase your milk supply. If want to still receive the postpartum healing benefits, but do not want to have overproduction, then you can eat half a Fenugreek Bar a day or drink only 1 cup of our Milk Water Tea per day and see how your supply is affected.

What’s the nutritional info for the bars?

The nutritional info is listed on each product page.

What’s Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system that has been used in India for over a thousand years.

 

STORAGE

I just received my Fenugreek Bars - how should I store them?

When you receive your bars please place them straight into the freezer for 30 minutes - 1 hour to firm them up. You can then transfer them to the refrigerator or the keep them in the freezer - your choice! Best if stored in a sealed container.

 

FENUGREEK BARS

How many bars come in a box?

There are 12 bars/box.

What do the bars taste like?

The bars have a one-of-a-kind taste that is hard to describe. Some mamas say they taste bitter, some think they taste sweet and others have described them as ‘herbal’.

How long can the Fenugreek Bars stay fresh?

Our Fenugreek Bars can stay out for 1.5 weeks, but refrigeration is recommended. They can be kept for up to 1.5 months in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer, best if in a sealed container. Gluten-free Vegan bars can stay out for 2-3 weeks, but refrigeration is recommended.

Can I have more than 1 Fenugreek Bar a day?

We recommend starting with one bar per day. If you feel you need more of a boost after 3 days, you can eat up to two bars per day.

I already take fenugreek pills, can I take both the pills and eat the Fenugreek Bars?

Yes, you can take both the pills and eat our Fenugreek Bars. Each of our Fenugreek Bars contains the rough equivalent of 1 capsule of fenugreek powder. (~500 - 550mg). Depending on how many pills you are taking, you can have both.

I took a full cycle (12-days) of your products and now my supply has increased, can I stop or do I need to keep using your products to keep up my supply?

If you feel your supply is where you need it to be and your body can naturally maintain this new milk output, then you do not need to keep using our products (although it is hard to stop eating our bars as they are so yummy!). Your supply should not decrease and you do not need to wean yourself off of our products as you may need to do with fenugreek pills.

 

MILK WATER TEA

How much tea comes in a bag?

There are 10 servings of loose tea/bag. You can reuse the tea leaves to make more servings if you like.

If using the Quick Prep method, you can save the tea leaves to make 2 more cups by adding more hot water and re-steeping. For the Traditional Method, you can reuse the leaves just one more time by reboiling the tea leaves. You can "save" the tea leaves in a mug/bowl/container and keep them in the fridge until needed.

Is the tea loose or in bags?

The tea is loose tea. But we sell fillable tea bags here.

How do I make the tea?

There are instructions on the bags but here are some tips:

QUICK PREP: To make the tea you can use an infuser, a strainer or even a French press or coffee maker. If using a strainer, you just put 4 heaping tablespoons of the loose tea in a mug, add hot water, steep for 5-7min and then strain out the tea. To do this you can use a strainer that fits over the mug, or you can even just use a pasta strainer or colander.

TRADITIONAL PREP: Put 1/4 cup of tea leaves into a pot, add 3 cups of water and then boil for 20-30 min until the water is reduced down to 1/2-cup of tea. Strain out the tea leaves. This will make a concentrated cup of the tea. You can add milk and sugar, or lemon and honey to this concentrate.

Can I reuse the tea leaves?

Yes. If using the Quick Prep method, you can save the tea leaves to make 2 more cups by adding more hot water and re-steeping. For the Traditional Method, you can reuse the leaves just one more time by reboiling the tea leaves. You can "save" the tea leaves in a mug/bowl/container and keep them in the fridge until needed.

How do I store the tea leaves if I want to reuse them?

You can save the tea leaves in a mug/bowl/container and keep them in the fridge until needed.

Can I add anything to the tea?

Yes, you can stir in whatever additions you may like. This will not affect the herbal effectiveness of the tea. We recommend milk/dairy alternative and sweetener with the Chai Spice tea (as you would prep your coffee) and lemon and honey with the Herbal Blend.

How long does the tea stay fresh?

The unused tea will keep for up to a year. If you are not drinking the tea within 6 months, place the bag in a sealed container and store in the freezer. It will be good in the freezer for up to 1-1.5 years.

 

SHIPPING

Do you ship orders?

Yes, we ship orders via USPS Priority Mail across the country, including Alaska, Hawaii Guam and Puerto Rico. Shipping is calculated by item and grouped together, if applicable. Depending on your order, we usually ship multiple items in one box. We are based in San Francisco, CA and we do not ship internationally.

How long does shipping take?

From ordering to receipt, it usually takes 1-1.5 weeks.

I live/work in San Francisco, how can I save on shipping costs?

You can find our products at two retail locations in the city: Natural Resources and Day One Baby. We also offer local pick-ups between 2-4pm weekdays from our facilities in Bernal Heights. Just place the order on-line and note your choice of pick-up day and time. Once we coordinate, we will refund you the shipping charges and send you our location info.

My friend just had a baby, can I get a package sent to her?

Yes! We offer gift packages featuring gift tags with custom messages and can ship orders across the country.

Do you sell your products at any stores?

Our products are featured at several retail locations: Natural Resources and DayOne Baby in San Francisco; Healthy Horizons in Burlingame, The Cradle Company in Pasadena, CA, and The Modern Bump in Guam. If you would like to be become a wholesaler, please contact us.

 

SUPPORT

Do you offer samples?

Unfortunately, we do not offer samples to individuals. Moreover, our samples only offer a taste of our products and would not be an indicator of potential effectiveness.

When will I see results?

We don't offer timelines as results really vary from woman to woman and people respond to herbs in different ways. Some mamas respond in a 1-2 days while for others it can take 12+ days and some mamas may not respond at all. We recommend having our products for at least 1 month.

Are your products guaranteed?

No, they are not. Everyone responds to herbs in varying ways, and results differ from woman to woman. Some mamas may not respond to the herbs in our products. For more information, please read our Disclaimer.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, once an item has been shipped, we do not offer refunds. We hope you like what we have to offer and we take a lot of pride in what we make, but since our products are highly specialized, handmade food items we cannot give you a refund once an item has been purchased and shipped out. If you are unsure about our treats and teas, we suggest you start off small, with either 1 box of Combo Fenugreek Bars or 1 bag of our Milk Water Tea.

I did not receive my package, what do I do?

First contact your local post office since they will be best equipped to provide you with the information you need. Once we ship, we can not control the delivery of the product. If they are unable to assist you, you can contact us and we will do what we can to resolve the issue.

Why isn’t the ‘firstorder’ code working?

This code can only be used for first time orders. The code cannot be used with subscriptions. You have to input both your shipping and billing address before you apply the 'firstorder' code.

How can I edit or cancel my subscription?

If you already have an account with us, you can edit or cancel your subscription by logging into your account: https://www.mrsmilk.com/account/login. Once you log in, you will see a link on the left column that says "Manage Subscriptions". You can easily access your subscription to change your subscribed items and the frequency of shipments. You can also skip orders or cancel at any time. If you do not have an account with us, you will first need to register here: https://www.mrsmilk.com/account/register.

I want to edit or cancel my subscription but the system doesn’t recognize my email address (although I already receive emails). What do I do?

While your email address may be on file, you do not actually have an account with us. Please follow this link: https://www.mrsmilk.com/account/register to create an account. Once you register, you will be able to access your subscriptions.