Herbs have been used since time started to increase breast milk supply and production. Wet nurses in the past were known to drink teas made from herbs like fenugreek seeds, blessed thistle, and other similar herbs. By using these herbs, they were able to keep up with the demands of breastfeeding their own child as well as other children.
We offer the best herbal products that contain several galactagogues. Galactagogues are herbs used to increase breast milk production. For example, Breastea contains rooibos, rose hips, lemongrass, fenugreek seeds, blessed thistle, nettle leaf, alfalfa, and other natural flavors. Nursing Time Tea contains fennel seed, goat's rue, blessed thistle, alfalfa, anise seed, and lemon verbena. Nature's Milk Drops contains goat's rue, borage, milk thistle, and fenugreek. Each combination product contains the most recommended herbs by breastfeeding experts to increase low breast milk supply.
The following is some of the herbs contained in the products we offer:
Fenugreek Seeds: *Fenugreek is a widely accepted alternative "remedy" for low milk supply. Fenugreek helps stimulate the sweat production that is required in a breastfeeding mother to produce breastmilk. It is thought to enhance lactation in women that have had surgical incisions in the aerola area. It also helps improve breastmilk production in women that are breast pumping for non-nursing infants. Fenugreek has a long history of use in treating a wide variety of reproductive disorders. Fenugreek is also used to stimulate breast growth.
Blessed Thistle: *Blessed thistle is famed for its ability to increase milk supply. Folk medicine has used this for increasing milk production. It has also been used as a natural treatment for a wide variety of digestive problems, including indigestion. It contains sesquiterpene lactones, which support digestion, and lignans, which are known for their immune-boosting properties. This herb may help improve digestion and support liver function. It is commonly used to support the reproductive system.
Alfalfa: *Alfalfa is thought to not only stimulate breastmilk production, but also improve the quantity and quality of the milk. Soothing, tea is full of protein and complete with calcium and B vitamins. It is excellent for use while breastfeeding and is a perfect alternative to wheatgrass juice.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass taste great.
*Lemongrass is considered by herbalists to have several useful properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, and fever-reducing effects. Some of these claims have been supported by animal and laboratory studies. In one test-tube investigation, published in the medical journal Microbios in 1996, researchers demonstrated that lemongrass was effective against 22 strains of bacteria and 12 types of fungi.
Nettle Leaf: *This is another herb that has been used traditionally to increase and enrich the breast milk supply. It has also been used as a Native American folk remedy for rheumatic pains. Drinking nettle leaf tea has become popular in Germany for treating bladder infections and other inflammations of the lower urinary tract. In addition to promoting the excretion of excess fluids (which helps flush out harmful bacteria) the herb has immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.
These are just a few of the commonly used herbs to increase breast milk supply. When each herb is combined with another one, they work together to supercharge your breast milk supply. It is generally recommended to use at least two galactogogues, or a product that contains two or more.
Herbal lactation products are very beneficial for breastfeeding mothers that have to pump a lot due to work. It's not uncommon for a strictly pumping mom to notice a decline in breast milk production as time goes on. Herbs such as these help boost supply back up. Herbs are also useful for adoptive moms that are trying to start their milk supply to breastfeed. If you need to jump start your breast milk supply, we recommend ordering today.
Some moms experience low milk supply from the beginning. For others, they find their milk supply decreasing over time. Regardless of how or when you experience low milk supply, it's upsetting. Moms with low milk supply share a common goal. They want to increase breast milk production.
Common reasons for starting an herbal product are:
Drop in milk supply due to illness
Drop in milk supply due to returning back to work/having to pump more
Low milk supply due to menstruation/ovulation.
Needing to increase milk supply after using certain medications
Adoptive moms wanting to breastfeed
Breastfeeding more than one child
Our herbal products are also helpful when you just need to increase your milk supply due to baby experiencing a growth spurt or when you need to store up additional breast milk for when you return to work.
Sometimes the herbal choices out there can seem overwhelming. When experiencing low milk supply, you just want to find a product that will work and increase your milk production. Rest assured that any of the herbal products offered on our website are of the highest quality, and formulated to offer breastfeeding moms the best possible milk supply.
When increasing low supply, please make sure to breastfeed and/or pump often. This is the key step in making more breast milk and maintaining your milk supply. We also recommend contacting a lactation consultant. The right lactation consultant can be a breastfeeding moms best friend!
*"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."
This product is intended in use for lactating women only. Do not use during pregnancy unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
Results will vary