Increasing low milk supply is one of the most common breastfeeding concerns. The best way to increase milk supply is to breastfeed frequently and on demand, drinking lots of liquid and making sure that you get enough sleep!
Nonetheless, for various reasons, that isn't always possible for some nursing moms, and something like mothers milk tea can help establish breastfeeding when it would not be otherwise successful, or it could help maintain a longer breastfeeding relationship in the face of challenges.
Organic Mother's Milk Tea
The herbs in mothers milk herbal tea can imitate female hormones as they contain phyoestrogens. Phytoestrogens, which are plant estrogens, that perform a lot like human estrogen.
This tea is a combination of herbs namely fennel, coriander, fenugreek, blessed thistle and aniseed believed to increase or maintain a healthy milk supply. It tastes like black licorice because of the aniseed although different brands contain different ingredients. Commonly said to have a “pleasantly aromatic balance of sweet, spicy and slightly bitter tastes” True mothers milk tea is organic and does not contain any caffeine.
Does Mother’s milk tea work?
This tea does work for most moms, but then everyone is different. Most moms agree that they can see a direct effect from the tea.
Using the tea
- The tea should be seeped and covered for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
- Some honey or sugar can be added for taste.
- Generally drank just before nursing.
Other advantages of using this tea
- Many moms have reported that their babies have less gas and colic symptoms
General recommended amounts
Remember some moms might need more or less than others
- For moms who need a little milk boost for night feedings, 1 cup of tea in the evening should be efficient.
- For moms who notice a decrease in milk supply during menstruation, they can take two cups per day.
- If you or your baby has been sick and you have noticed a decrease in supply due to medication or change in nursing frequency, I would recommend three cups of tea per day.
- Some moms do find that the tea takes a few days to start working but once the tea starts doing its job, moms use the tea during the whole duration of the breastfeeding period (up to 2 or three years)
- If you feel that you have a true milk supply deficiency then you will need to take the tea in conjunction with other herbs and you can also read the following pages on low milk supply...
Make your own breastmilk tea for increasing supply
- 1 ounce dried borage leaves or blessed thistle
- 1 ounce dried raspberry leaves or nettle leaves
- 1 tsp anise or coriander seeds
Put the herbs in a gallon jar filled with boiling water. Seep overnight with the jar closed.
Strain the herbs and refrigerate the liquid. When needed you can pour off a cup and boil, then pour the herb mixture over the 1 tsp of anise or coriander seeds. Let seep for 5 minutes before drinking. You can drink this breast milk tea as much as needed.
- 1 tsp of fennel
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1tsp of Dill
Seep in 8 oz boiling water for 20 minutes. Drink one cup three times per day. Moms usually see results with this tea within 24 hours. Some moms may find that they need to increase the amount to four cups per day.
- If your mother s milk tea contains Fenugreek, watch out for a dip in blood sugar levels. Moms who are diabetic should be careful when taking anything containing fenugreek.
- Some moms will need to discontinue use of a nursing tea if they find that their milk supply is increasing too much. Remember an oversupply of milk can also cause problems. Sometimes its best to use the tea only until you find your supply is up.
- Some herbs may interact with other medications taken, so first talk to your doctor before taking mothers milk tea with any other medications.
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This information is life saving!!! I am going to try this tea, I hope to produce enough milk for my baby!!! :)
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