Breastfeeding tea for increasing milk supply

by Tracy
(South Africa)

I've tried quite a few things to increase my own breast milk supply. I've tried Fenugreek capsules, breastfeeding all day, gummy berry juice and even Domperidone. Domperidone gave results after about 10 days, but cost me a little fortune.

After searching a little online, I discovered "Sacred tea for breastfeeding mothers" I organized myself a packet. This breastfeeding tea has fresh organic ingredients that are brewed the old fashion way. I was a bit worried that it would taste terrible, coz I'm not a big tea drinker and I have tasted plain fenugreek tea...which tasted like curry to me. This tea has a great smell, almost liquorish. It also has a nice taste...i do add a bit of honey and lemon though.

I drank the two cups of the tea before bedtime the first night and had a lot more milk in the morning than seems to work much better than the Domperidone, it's half the price and much healthier to take, I'm sure.

After using this breastfeeding tea for a while I decided to make my own version of it, so I went to the herbal shop and bought...

Fenugreek seed, Fennel seed, Alfalfa leaf, Anise seed and blessed thistle. Mixed them all together...
Put about 2 heaped tablespoons of this in two litres of water and boiled it on the stove for about 10 minutes.
Added lemon and honey and voila...I have my own breastfeeding tea! And it works just as well.

Now, I don't know what I would do without this tea. Making it yourself is ten times cheaper.

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Feb 21, 2014
by: Anonymous

Hi Tracy,

Can you use alfalfa seeds instead of leaves?

Feb 22, 2014
alfalfa seeds and breastfeeding
by: Tracy

Yes, you can use both! You can even sprout the seeds and use those for eating in salads. (although, have never tasted it myself) ;-)

May 27, 2014
will it work without anise?
by: Anonymous

Is there a way to make this without using anise seed? I have bought a few different teas meant to boost milk supply (mothers milk is one I can think of right off hand) and I just can't even seem to force myself to drink them.. The black licorice flavor is just horrible. I did manage to hide the flavor a bit once when steeping the tea in some chocolate flavored decaf coffee, but even that wasnt something I would like to do every day if I can avoid it..

Jul 12, 2015
can not find blessed thistle
by: Anne

Hi Tracy,

I'm unable to find blessed thistle, can I make the tea without it? Or do you perhaps know where I can purchase it? I live in Montana Park, Pretoria.


Jul 29, 2015
breast milk tea
by: Tracy

Hi Anne

No, you do not need it. You can change the recipe as you like. All the other ingredients will still do their job. ;-)

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