Natural and safe herbs to help produce more breast milk.
Every breastfeeding mother feels at one time or another during her breastfeeding journey, that she is experiencing low milk supply. Most of the time it truly isn’t low milk supply, but rather the perception of feeling as if your milk supply as dropped.
Mama… if you’re struggling with your milk supply, you’ve got to check out this great herbal blends!
Red Resberry Leafs – Not only is it packed full of nutrients, but it’s great for women’s reproductive health. . This herb makes a great tea to keep in your fridge at all times. It tastes great, and it’s packed full of vitamins that your body needs! when pregnant its recommended to use from 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Fennel Seeds – is a great tasting herb that does a variety of different things : it help to boost milk production, but it’s also used in weight loss formulas because it normalizes the appetite, and it’s used for digestive issues for babies . when breastfeeding drink maximum 2 cups a day.
Nettle Leaf – This herb is a great addition to any herbal mix just because it’s so nutritional. It’s traditionally used for a lot of different things, but it mainly acts to increase urine production, increase the efficiency of the kidneys and liver, and to act as a mild laxative.
Fenugreek Seeds -are mainly used for respiratory issues because of it’s expectorant like properties. It helps get the mucous and fluids up out of the lungs . Fenugreek Seeds are also very nutritious. They act like a fiber and are also full of fixed oils.
Dandelion Leaf – is high in a lot of nutrients your body needs, but especially in calcium, and is recommended for increasing the nutritional content of breast milk. It’s also used medicinally as a blood purifier as it acts on some of the major organs like the pancreas, liver, and kidneys.
Blessed Thistle – used for increasing milk supply in nursing mothers, but it shouldn’t be used during pregnancy… only afterwards. It’s an excellent source of potassium and sodium, and it’s thought to help with blood flow to the heart and brain.
How to use:
You can use this herbal blend as a tea or as a tincture
. A tincture is the best way to use a little but get a lot out of the herbs, but a tea is also great because it keeps you hydrated and helps to flush your kidneys.
Are Nursing Teas Safe?
Herbal nursing teas are generally considered safe, but there are always exceptions. Many of the herbs used in nursing teas have been used as medications throughout history. Just as with any other medication, many herbs have side effects when taken in large doses. So, you should always consult your doctor or a lactation consultant before using any herbal supplements, including teas, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.