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The 'Tea' on Lactation Teas

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debbie
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Sometimes to the key to getting rid of stress is a relaxing cup of tea. That is no different when it comes to stress over lactation. Generations have turned to teas to remedy everything from sleep to slimming down to boosting a mother’s milk supply. It is so common that there is actually a term for them: Galactagogues.  
 
Throughout history, almost every culture, from shamans, to mothers, monks and doulas have been brewing their own “magical” teas that aide in the creation of milk for breastfeeding mothers. Each culture in possession of a powerful ingredient or blend of ingredients indigenous to their lands that boosts lactation. 
 
Today we are lucky to have access to every secret blend, from every corner of the globe. We can purchase the key ingredient(s) to blend and steep ourselves or order them as loose blends. No matter your choice, these sacred ingredients have been promoting lactation for centuries.
 
While there are no studies to scientifically prove that lactation teas work, the fact that we are still discussing them today supports the anecdotal evidence.
 
There are several different companies that have lactation teas on the market.We can even get them bagged, boxed and ready to go.  Here are some of the most commonly found Galactagogues and the Top Reviewed Tea picks including these incredible ingredients.

Fenugreek

Origin: South Asian culture

Found in: YOGI TEAS WOMAN’S NURSING SUPPORT

 

Stinging Nettle

Origin: European Culture

Found in: EARTH MAMA ANGEL BABY MILKMAID NURSING TEA

 

Fennel

Origin: European culture

Found In: TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL’s ORGANIC MOTHER’S MILK TEA

 

Blessed Thistle

Origin: Indian Culture

Found in: MILIKIES NURSING TIME TEA

 

If you are not a Tea drinker, or would like some other suggestions for increasing your milk supply, please reach out to the Certified Infant Feeding Specialist at Northeast Doulas so we can support you.

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