IDEAL FOR THE BREASTFEEDING MUM
An organic herbal tea specially designed for breastfeeding mums to help encourage an abundant breastmilk supply, simultaneously aiding bub’s digestion.
Drink 1-2 cups daily for supply maintenance and support. Drink 2-4 cups daily to help increase your breastmilk supply.
Let’s take care of you mummy.
Breastfeeding requires a large amount of devotion and a whole lot of nutrition. Our Milky Way tea is naturopath approved and designed to support breastfeeding mums on this life giving journey.
Galactagogue herbs have been used for centuries encouraging greater volumes of breastmilk. Our breastfeeding tea also contains herbs that help ease gas and wind in little tummies.
ABOUT THESE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
Dictionary definition of galactagogue: a food or drug that promotes or increases the flow of a mother's milk.
Goat’s rue (Galega officinalis) is one of the most potent herbs believed to build milk supply and mammary tissue if needed. For this reason, it can be particularly helpful for women who did not experience an increase in breast size during pregnancy, women who have had breast surgeries, and women who simply need more volume of milk. Goats rue is often recommended by lactation consultants!
Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) a galactagogue which contains phytoestrogen. Anise is also known for its ability to help relieve gas and colic in babies.
Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare) a well known galactagogue, studies suggest fennel increases the hormone prolactin which is a vital hormone in breastfeeding mums. Fennel has also been found to be extremely helpful in relieving gas and colic in babies.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) a well-known galactagogue in Ayurvedic medical practices. Research suggests Shatavari helps mums produce more prolactin and corticoids, which will improve the quality of breast milk and generate more of it.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) a delicious galactagogue and wonderful digestion aid for both mother and baby.
Rosehips (Rosa canina) a herb rich in Vitamin C, supporting milk production and iron absorption.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) a beautiful, tasty, flowering herb which gives this tea it’s beautiful colour and uplifting taste. Hibiscus flowers are also known for their powerful antioxidants.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) another beautiful flowering herb known for its antioxidants and healing properties.
HOW TO BREW YOUR TEA?
I personally like my tea strong in flavour, I use 1 generous teaspoon of herbs per cup and allow it to brew for a good 10 minutes. For those who like a gentle flavoured tea, brew only 5 minutes. You can brew your tea herbs twice as the majority of the herbs in my teas are Australian grown which provides a far superior herbal tea which is why the tea is still delicious on the second brew.
The longer brewing time allows the herbs to release their full flavour and beneficial value. For the most therapeutic benefit brew your tea over night which allows 8 hours for the herbs to release all their goodness.
Another fun way to brew tea is “sun brewing”. A gentle process protecting the vitamin and mineral content of the herbs. Place ¼ cup of herbs in a litre jar, cover the herbs with water and give them a good shake. Cover the jar with a dark cloth and leave the brew in the sun for the day.
Drink daily 1-4 cups or as desired