If you are a breastfeeding mama looking to up or maintain your milk production, give mother’s milk organic tea a try.
You can purchase it at most grocery or drugstores under their tea aisle, or directly from their website here-> Traditional Medicinals. The tea comes in individual tea bags within an appropriately color coordinated milky-white and pink box.
I received this little box of tea from another mama who recommended it to me in the case I ever needed help with my milk supply. My sister had also mentioned it worked for her, so it was a nice little gift to keep around if needed.
When my daughter was first born, I had no problems milking. Actually, I felt I was over-producing milk, but she was a satisfied eater and I was definitely not complaining. Going back to work was a different story.
I continued pumping since I was very adamant in breastfeeding her for the first year. At first my milk – flow was normal, but after a month or so I noticed a slight decrease. I had broken up my pumping sessions into twice in an eight hour work – day and went from pumping 4-6 ounces per session to 3-4. Even getting those 3-4 ounces was tough as I would get stressed about not pumping enough, and pump even less. So, I decided to start drinking that tea right away.
Within a week of drinking a cup a day, I noticed a change. I begun pumping 4-6 ounces per session again. I kept drinking the tea until I ran out, afterwards I simply made sure I had enough liquids and especially water on a daily basis. My milk supply remained steady, but I did purchase another mother’s milk tea box just in case.
What’s in the tea?
Fennel is one of the magical ingredients that aid in helping with milk production. Other ingredients found in the tea are: anise, coriander, fenugreek seed, and blessed thistle herb.
What’s it taste like?
It’s a good tasting tea, kind of sweet ;but be warned, the anise does give it a black licorice kinda taste. It does recommend adding milk or honey, which would potentially change the taste. I drank the tea alone and the taste never bothered me.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, definitely! My experience is obviously different from others, but as mentioned I have heard from other breastfeeding mamas that it worked for them also.
Have you tried mother’s milk tea? Help other breastfeeding mamas out and leave a comment with your experience below.