Mama's Milk - Breastfeeding Herbal Tea
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Lots of new, and not so new breastfeeding mums often worry whether their baby is getting enough milk.
There's no doubt that breastmilk supply is dependent on many factors.
Yet an age-old way to help support or increase supply is with herbs.
Herbs that help boost milk supply are called galactagogues (ga-lac-ta-gogs).
This word hails from the mid 19th century, from Greek gala, galakt- ‘milk’ + agōgos ‘leading’.
Galactagogue herbs have a long history of use and are thought to work by increasing prolactin release.
Prolactin is a woman’s main breastmilk-producing hormone. It's released into the bloodstream in response to the sucking stimulus.
According to the Australian Breastfeeding Association, 'galactagogues work best when breastmilk is being removed frequently and effectively from a mother’s breasts. When all factors contributing to a low supply have been identified and addressed, then galactagogues may help to speed up the process.'
Mama's Milk Tea is:
✔️ Formulated by a Naturopath and Doula of 22 years
✔️ Contains 100% certified organic, non-irradiated herbs
✔️ Safe for baby
✔️ Non GMO, caffeine-free, gluten-free
✔️ Free from fillers and preservatives
✔️ Handcrafted in small batch production
✔️ Packaged in recycled and fully biodegradable material
What is it?
This herbal tea contains a blend of both nourishing and galactagogue herbs.
These help support a plentiful milk supply and also help bring calm to a windy or colicky baby. The perfect combo!
The actions of the herbs in this blend are:
- Nutritive tonic
What's in it and why?
Ingredients: Organic Medicago sativa (Alfalfa), Organic Carum carvi (Caraway) Seed, Organic Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) Seed, Organic Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) Seed, Organic Galega officinalis (Goat’s Rue) Herb, Organic Moringa oleifera (Moringa) Leaf, Organic Urtica dioica (Nettle) Leaf
Alfalfa: A nutritive herb great for any convalescence - hello, postpartum. Rich in vitamins A, C, E and K.
Caraway: An aromatic seed used to increase milk supply. The carminative and anti-spasmodic effects on digestion will pass through the milk to baby.
Fennel: The seeds help promote the let-down effect and provide anti-colic effects to baby via the milk.
"The leaves or seed, boiled in barley water and drank are good for nurses,
to increase their milk and make it more wholesome for the child."
Nicholas Culpeper, English Apothecary, Physician, Botanist (1616-1654)
Fenugreek: The seeds help stimulate milk production.
Goat's Rue: A powerful galactagogue stimulating both the production and flow of breastmilk. It can increase milk output by up to 50% in some cases (Hoffmann, The New Holistic Herbal)
Moringa: A nutrient-dense herb with iron, calcium, vitamins A, E, K, magnesium amino acids and antioxidants.
Nettle: Another highly nutritious herb, also with galactagogue properties. Rich in iron, calcium, vitamins C and, K, it helps nourish and rebuild after birth.
How to use
Suitable for any breastfeeding mother, at any stage of her breastfeeding experience.
For best results drink 3-5 cups every 24 hours.
100gm = approximately 50 serves
200gm = approximately 100 serves
This tea is great to have on hand if a mum has had supply issues with a previous baby, or a mum that will be having - or has had - a period of separation from her baby after the birth e.g. caesarean birth, baby in special care nursery and/or mum in adult special care.
This tea can also be used when a mum is needing to express on a regular basis e.g returning back to work.
Also recommended for those mothers who feel their supply cannot quite keep up with their baby's needs!
It may be used alongside other breastfeeding supportive products:
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