Most herbs are acceptable for use during breastfeeding, but a mother should be cautious about herbs that contain alkaloids.
The nourishing qualities of these plants and herbs are amazing, and have been used for centuries by breastfeeding mothers around the world.
Herbs and breast feeding information
Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, menthol and spearmint, Sage (which is actually used for weaning or for healing mastitis), Sorrel, Thyme, Chickweed, Periwinkle and Cocoa. (Not a complete list)
Some herbs that can harm the baby via the breast milk
Rhubarb root, Evodia, Star anise, Sophora root, Ginseng, Bladderwrack, Angelica Root, Indian Snakeroot, Wormwood, Coltsfoot, Chaparral, Petasites root, Ginkgo, Kava, Valerian, Coptis, Aloe, Senna, Borrage, Licorice, Basil, Ephedra and Rue. (Not a complete list)
Herbal Teas that are safe to drink for mothers who breastfeed
Herbal drinks that will revitalize you, and give you strength for breastfeeding
Herb Robert, Red sage, Garden mint and Periwinkle.
Herbs that help heal mastitis
Herbs during pregnancy that are safe
Red raspberry leaf, Blessed thistle, Fenugreek, Nettle leaf (rich in calcium, magnesium and iron)
Nettle leaf decreases the risk of piles during pregnancy.
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