Organic Mother's Milk Tea from Traditional Medicinals

I absolutely love the Organic Mother’s Milk Tea ($5.49)from Traditional Medicinals. I’m trying to boost my breast milk supply, so I’m drinking it because its a galactagogue –– which means it "promotes the secretion and flow of breast milk". According to Traditional Medicinals’ website, "This tea is based on one of the most widely used galactagogue formulas – this traditional combination of anise, fennel and coriander has been used is often recommended by lactation counselors and medical herbalists. Herbal teas containing anise and fennel have been approved as non-prescription herbal products for nursing mothers by health authorities in Europe."

I love the taste of this tea. It’s a combination of spicy, sweet and a little bitter. The directions say to let it steep for 10-15 minutes. It uses tea bags, not loose tea (so you can pop a few in your diaper bag and take it out with you). To be effective, you have to drink between 3-5 cups per day — which I don’t find very hard, because I absolutely love drinking it. But if you are constantly on the go, you might want to keep some brewed already in the fridge and use your favorite water bottle to take it with you (I keep my SIGG Bottle filled). Traditonal Medicinals has been selling this tea for 30 years. I have seen a difference in my milk production since I’ve started drinking it (and it does help that I think its delicious too).

Organic Mother’s Milk Tea is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) — 90% organic, using herbs with no added flavors. It’s also caffeine free.You should discuss with your doctor or lactation consultant whether it’s for you — especially if you are pregnant and currently nursing another child. Do not use if you have known allergies to aniseed, anethole or fennel or to plants of the Asteraceae (daisy) family such as blessed thistle, calendula, chamomile, echinacea, safflower or yarrow.

Ingredients: Organic bitter fennel fruit 875 mg, organic aniseed fruit 350 mg. Proprietary blend: Organic caraway fruit, organic nettle herb.

You can buy Organic Mother’s Milk Tea online at Traditional Medicinals’ online store or in natural food stores.

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