The postpartum phase is so intense and the last thing anyone needs is milk production issues. When you sit down and think about it, the things that affect breast milk production are:
- Lack of Sleep
- Sucking issues (latch)
All of the above also just happen to coincide with just birthing a child! There is a reason we are told to rest and heal, it is just as important for us to be taken care of in this fragile time as it is for our new baby or babies.
While there are some herbs you should absolutely be avoiding because they have been shown to slow down milk production:
- lemon balm
This tea we make for all of our postpartum clients is a sure fire way to get milk flowing (outside of any glandular or medical issues of course).
Om Mamas Milk Makers Tea
- 1/2 Cup Red Raspberry Leaf
- 1/2 Cup Nettle leaf
- 1 tbsp Chamomile Flower
- 1/4 Cup Organic Fennel Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Fennugreek Seed
- 1/4 Cup Alfalfa
- 1/4 Cup Dandelion Leaf
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Peppermint Leaf
For these and many other great herbs and spices please check our affiliates at Bulk Herb Store
To make a single cup, boil water and pour into a mug. Add 1-2 tablespoons of tea to a tea ball and allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, etc. if desired.
If you don’t have a tea ball, simply add the tea leaves to boiling water and then strain with a mesh strainer .
To make a large batch, boil 8 cups of water and add 1/2 cup tea leaves. Steep for at least 10 minutes to overnight, then strain and place in the fridge to sip on over the next few days.