- 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)
Dangerous Herbs while Breastfeeding
Some herbs that can actually harm Baby during breastfeeding
- 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)
Safe to Drink while Breastfeeding
Herbal Teas that are safe to drink for breastfeeding mothers
(Celestial Seasonings is a good make, that lists all ingredients)
Avoid the pharmacologically active herbal teas.
- Orange cinnamon, Lemon lift, Raspberry tea, Rose hips - contains a lot of Vitamin C.
Lactation Herbs for Increasing Breastfeeding Milk Supply
are those herbs that establish and promote the flow of the mother's milk.
- The fenugreek herb: Fenugreek
is safe for those who do not have low blood sugar levels. It may cause colic, stomach upset and diarrhoea in some babies. Fenugreek milk produced, can sometimes smell and taste like maple
syrup. It may even result in Mom smelling like maple syrup.