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About Us

Máthair Bars is a specially designed bakery that creates lactation bars to care for both mothers and your family. We provide a tasty, nutritious and convenient snack option for mothers that is not only delicious but also supports your lactation journey. We take pride in using only the highest quality ingredients in our bars, including hemp hearts, flaxseeds, and brewer's yeast – so you can feel good about what you are eating.

Our Mission

Our goal at Máthair Bars is simple: To support new parents.
We do this by providing homemade, delicious, allergen-free, nutrient-dense bars that:
1. Aid breast milk production.
2. Replenish vitamins and minerals lost during breast feeding.
3. Provide a healthier snack option for your family.
Along the way we also want you to feel seen and appreciated, because what you are doing is amazing.


Our Baker

Heather Parker's grandfather owned a bakery in Brooklyn, NY., so baking is in her genetic make-up. His spirit seems to pour out of her when she’s baking these bars. 

Heather is also a big believer in how extraordinary women are, the importance of family, living life well, and the power of delicious food.  When not in the kitchen, Heather is a wife and proud mom of her vivacious son…the inspiration for Máthair Bars. 

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Founding Story

Máthair means mother in Gaelic.


The ideas for Máthair Bars originated in 2022 when we started making lactation bars for a local doula who wanted to bring them to her new parents. The positive responses started rolling in immediately.


So, we thought: is there something to this?  That lead to our first pop-up stand at the Del Ray farmers market in Alexandria, VA in June 2023, where we sold out that day.  That experience confirmed our assumptions:

  • There is a need for lactation bars.

  • Our lactation bars are delicious. 

  • People really enjoy homemade baked goods.


We also learned that:

  • People have a lot of food allergies/avoidances.

  • There was a need for a non-lactation bar for the rest of the family.

  • The bars can and should be priced in a way that makes it easy for everyone to enjoy.

Nutritious, plant-based, allergen-free, homemade food can and should be both affordable and delicious. 


We are so proud of our bars. We hope you enjoy eating them as much as we love baking them.

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