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Using Herbs to Boost Your Milk Supply

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

I'm often asked two questions by breastfeeding mums who are looking at my products. "Which Mama's Milk product is right for me and do they really work?" So let's break it down. There are 3 Mama's Milk products within the online store: Mama's Milk - Breastfeeding Herbal Tea Mama's Milk - Breastfeeding Herbal Tincture Mama's Milk - Breastfeeding Herbal Capsules They all contain herbs with galactagogue properties i.e. herbs that stimulate the production and/or flow of breastmilk. They also all have herbs within them with digestive calming properties (for baby via the breastmilk).  In case you were wondering, the word galactagogue hails...

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Healing The Hot Mess After Birth

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

It's likely at some point during your pregnancy you'll wonder these 2 things:

       1. How the heck will my baby fit through my vagina?
       2. What damage will be done to me in the process?

These concerns are so normal. In fact, tearing during childbirth is one of the top fears for most pregnant women (next to pooing in labour).

As a doula I've seen all sorts. 10 pound babies leaving no trace, 7 pound babies with a 2nd degree tear, 8 pound babies being born after an episiotomy and 9 pound babies leaving a labial graze only. And everything in between.

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