It always saddens me so much when someone says that they had to quit breastfeeding at six weeks because their milk dried up. It also maddens me, because I think health care professionals should explain to people how it all works.Â For the first six weeks your milk reservoirs, so that youÂ have a constant supply – then it ‘dries up’ but it doesn’t really dry up, it just becomes available on demand and might not respond well to expressing either! know it’s frightening, it was to me too, but this concoction of herbs really helped improve my flow and I was able to go on. Armed with this knowledge, I’m almost certain more people would be able to feed for longer.
To finish off National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I wanted to share a fantastic mother’s milk tea with you. If you have the herbs in your cupboard, that’s great, but if not they are all pretty easy to find in your supermarket or health food shop, or from my preferred supplier – Woodland Herbs.
- 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon dried nettle
- 1/4 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
- 1 cup boiling water.
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How To prepare:
Combine all the herbs.
Put 1 tablespoon in a glass jar, add the boiling water, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
This tea also helps with digestion and relaxation of mother and baby.
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