Peppermint (Mentha piperita)/Menthol are herbs that are generally avoided while breastfeeding, but are sometimes used to treat oversupply or used during weaning and should be avoided in large amounts during breastfeeding, as it can reduce milk supply.
Many doctors would also recommend that you drink very little peppermint tea, as peppermint tea contains menthol, which may pass through the breast milk and cause diarrhea and/or skin irritation in the infant.
A good tea to drink during breastfeeding is a caffeine free Rooibos tea, as it is low in tannins.
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I ate peppermint candy cane kisses and now my baby is really gassy?? What can I do and will this stop my milk?! She is only 3 weeks,I am freaking out?! …
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Hi I want to try a detox with mint and lemon with water will that affect my milksupply just one cup a day.
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