Herb Lore Nursing Tea
This is a great tasting herbal combination formulated specifically to increase and enrich breastmilk production in nursing mothers. This combination not only helps increase breastmilk production, but has the additional benefits of helping to alleviate and dispel gas, indigestion and colic in the baby and mother, as well as helping the mother’s uterus regain its normal shape and size after birth. Many mothers of twins have used this product alone to successfully make enough breastmilk to feed both babies.
A suggested dose would be three cups of tea or two droppersful of tincture three times a day. (Two droppersful of tincture equals one cup of tea.) You should see results within 12-24 hours. If this isn’t enough to produce the desired effect, you may increase the frequency of your doses. Many mothers will have a cup of tea or two droppersful of the tincture every time they sit down to nurse or pump, and this is perfectly acceptable. It’s a matter of finding the right balance for you and your body. The herbs are highly nutritious and are extremely safe for both mother and baby, with no side effects, even when taken frequently or in large amounts.
Nursing Tea or Nursing Tincture may be used in combination with Fenugreek or other herbs traditionally used to increase breastmilk production. Fenugreek is not an ingredient in our Nursing Tea or Tincture, as not everyone needs its strength, and Fenugreek may not be appropriate for everyone’s situation. Fenugreek is a highly effective herb for increasing breastmilk production and has been used successfully by many, but its usage must be consistent and regulated, as inconsistent use can result in a decrease or inconsistency in breastmilk production. These are the main reasons we do not include Fenugreek in our Nursing Tea, as it is nearly impossible to regulate how much of the herb one would get in each teabag or cup of tea, and this kind of inconsistency can be potentially detrimental to the milk supply. We recommend using Fenugreek for those who have more significant problems with their milk production, and offer it as a single herb product (not combined with anything else). This makes it extremely easy to use and regulate, making it much more effective for the user and increasing their chances of success. Fenugreek can also cause gas in either mom or baby, and because of this, we suggest trying the Nursing Tea or Tincture first to see if that’s all that’s needed, especially when the baby is newly born or is a preemie when their digestive systems are not yet mature, or if the baby has a tendency towards gas. Please see our article on Fenugreek for further information, and feel free to call our herbalist, Pam, if you’d like to get her expert advice on your particular situation and to see what herbs might be best for you.
The herbs contained in Herb Lore’s Nursing Tea and Nursing Tincture are all organic or wildcrafted, contain no caffeine, preservatives or additives, and are of the freshest and highest quality. The tea comes in a tamper-evident, resealable pouch, which is air-tight and moisture-proof to keep your tea in the freshest condition possible. The tincture (liquid extract) is available in either an alcohol-based version, which is recommended, or a non-alcohol version, which is extracted in vegetable glycerine and distilled water. The alcohol-based tinctures are recommended due to the fact that alcohol extracts more of the medicinal properties of the herb. (Alcohol-based tinctures are safe for use by pregnant and nursing mothers, as the actual alcohol content per dose is the equivalent of eating a very ripe banana.) The non-alcohol tinctures are still quite potent and effective, and are a great choice for those who prefer a non-alcohol product.
This combination contains the following herbs:
Fennel Seed – increases breastmilk production while helping to alleviate gas in both mother and baby. Helps to soothe indigestion and heartburn, aids in bowel movements and prevents any associated cramping or griping. Helps soothe colic in babies (mom ingests the tea and passes it to the baby via breastmilk).
Goat’s Rue – Goat’s Rue is a powerful herb for stimulating milk production and the flow of milk production. It has been shown to increase breastmilk production by up to 50% in many cases, and may also stimulate the development of the mammary glands themselves.
Red Raspberry Leaf this herb is highly nutritive and assists in the production of plentiful breastmilk. It also helps the uterus to recover more quickly after birth, as one of its main functions is to tone and strengthen the uterine muscle.
Nettle Leaf – contains nearly every vitamin and mineral necessary for human growth and health. Abundant in vitamins A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and sulfur. Nettle contains more chlorophyll than any other herb, which is important to clean, purify and oxygenate the blood. It guards against anemia, helps gently relieve constipation, supports kidney function, and is extremely nutritious. It eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms and pain due to its high calcium content. (Nettle and Raspberry Leaf contain calcium in its most absorbable form. Spinach, chocolate, rhubarb and brewers yeast will interfere with the absorption of calcium, and calcium supplements made of bone meal and oyster shell should be avoided as they have are not as easily absorbed in the body and they have been shown to contain high levels of lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals.) Nettle prevents hemorrhage due to its high Vitamin K content, and its astringency and nourishing action helps to reduce hemorrhoids by tightening and strengthening blood vessels. It also will increase the richness and amount of breast milk.
Alfalfa – Alfalfa is similar to Nettle in that it is highly nutritious, and contains nearly every vitamin and mineral known to man. It contains 8 essential amino acids for good digestion and helps relieve nausea. It is extremely high in chlorophyll which helps with blood oxygenation and purification, and helps to correct constipation. Most chlorophyll products are made from Alfalfa. It is very high in Vitamin K, which helps coagulate bleeding. It’s highly nutritious and helps to increase the richness and amount of breastmilk.
Chamomile – relaxing, soothing and calming to the entire system. Helps with digestion and nausea, and is also high in calcium. The essential oil of Chamomile is anti-inflammatory in nature and is wonderful in healing swellings, achy joints and other inflammations. Rosemary Gladstar states “This delicate, gentle flower is a must for pregnant (and nursing) women. Its sunny disposition is helpful for lifting the spirits and its calming relaxing attributes are very soothing to the soul.”
Size: 5 oz.