How herbal tea can help with breastfeeding

By Shelley Atkin, Mama Body Tea

Breastfeeding is one of motherhood’s greatest joys and often one of its greatest challenges. Instinct is one thing, however the reality of nourishing your precious bub can be something else, and this is how herbal tea can help with breastfeeding!

The mechanics of attachment are just one facet to master, however just as important is ensuring adequate milk flow, minimising tummy upsets and delivering essential nutrition. Which may be a perpetual balancing act as your baby grows. We’ll let you in on a little secret that has both natural and delicious breastfeeding benefits for for Mama and bub – it’s a simple brew of herbal tea.

Discover these traditional herbs for nursing ease and nourishment:

Fenugreek and Fennel Seed

Fenugreek and Fennel seed – The balance and daily demand for milk production is supported beautifully by both Fenugreek seed and Fennel seed. Long used to support lactation, these herbs are the queens of breastmilk. If your milk supply is falling short, these herbs are where to turn for naturally boosting breastmilk production. Additionally, both herbs are soothing digestives, offering relief from colic and wind as the beneficial compounds travel through the breastmilk to settle baby’s tummy.

Goats Rue

A lesser known herb, Goats Rue is quietly remarkable in stimulating the production of breastmilk through its effects on the mammary glands.

Caraway seed

Highly nutritive Caraway seed supports breastmilk quality and production, whilst also providing relief from colic and wind.

Aniseed and Marshmallow Root

Aniseed is one of nature’s best carminatives that relieves colic and wind through its potent oil, whilst Marshmallow root is the ultimate soothing herb to both Mum and baby’s digestive systems.

Natural Breastfeeding Support in a Cup of Tea

These herbs, packed with vitamins and minerals, have supported lactating women through the ages. Consumed as herbal tea, they provide a daily supportive action gently into the body, whilst also allowing a ritual that enhances mums’ emotional well-being.

Sometimes a cup of tea really can change the day! Supporting lactation, promoting a healthy milk flow and ensuring baby is digesting comfortably can all be achieved through the benefits of the right blend of herbal tea. Breastfeeding is about so much more than milk, it’s about a healthy and beautiful connection that sees both Mama and bub thrive together. So pop the kettle on and have a cuppa – it’s a ceremony with the most natural and gentle of benefits, for both baby and you.

Mama Body Tea has naturopathically formulated its breastfeeding tea with the highest quality organic herbs to support milk flow and bubs digestion. Find Mama's Milk with Fenugreek, Fennel, Goat’s rue, Caraway seed, Aniseed and Marshmallow root, blended with refreshing Spearmint here with free shipping Australia wide on all pouches.

Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.

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