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, an abundance of milk is not always
possible for some nursing moms. Sometimes all that is needed is something like mothers milk tea, which can
help establish breastfeeding, when it would not have been possible. Mothers milk tea can also help maintain a longer breastfeeding relationship, in the
face of challenges.
Organic Mother's Milk Tea
The herbs in mother's milk herbal tea can imitate female hormones, as it contains Phyoestrogens. Phytoestrogens, which are plant
estrogens, perform a lot like human estrogen.
This tea is a combination of herbs, namely: fennel, coriander,
fenugreek, blessed thistle and aniseed. These herbs are believed to increase or maintain a
healthy milk supply.
The tea tastes like black licorice, due to the aniseed, although different
brands contain different ingredients.
The tea is mostly 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 mothers, but everyone is different.
Most moms agree that they can see a direct effect of the tea on their milk supplies.
Other advantages of using this tea
Many mothers have reported that their babies have less gas and colic symptoms.
Drinking the Already Made Teas
Using the tea
For those mothers who notice a decrease in milk supply during menstruation. Two cups per day should be sufficient.
If you or your baby has been sick and you have noticed a decrease in supply due to medication, or change in nursing frequency. Three cups of tea per day can be taken.
Some moms find that it takes a few days for the tea to start working, but once the tea starts doing its job, a mother can use the tea during the whole duration of the breastfeeding period (up to two or three years).
The tea should be steeped and covered for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Some honey or sugar can be added for taste.
Drink just before nursing.
For those mothers who need a little milk boost for night feedings, 1 cup of tea in the evening should be sufficient.
If you feel that you have a true milk supply deficiency, then you will need to take the tea in conjunction with other herbs. Please read the following pages on low milk supply:
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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. Steep 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. Allow to steep for 5 minutes before drinking. You can
drink this breast milk tea as often as needed.
Steep in 8oz boiling water for 20 minutes. Drink one cup, three
times per day. Mothers usually see results within 24 hours.
Some mothers may find that they need to increase the amount to four cups
If your mother s milk tea contains Fenugreek, watch out for a dip in blood sugar levels. Mothers who are diabetic should be careful when taking anything containing fenugreek.
Some mothers 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 it is best to use the tea only until you have increased your supply.
Some herbs may interact with other medications, so first talk to your doctor before taking mothers milk tea in combination with any other medications.
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