Increasing Milk Supply for Nursing Mothers with Herbal Tea
It’s world breast feeding week so what better time to look at the evidence and scientific research behind nursing mothers’ teas for increasing milk supply.
Fenugreek tea given to breast feeding mums were found to produce significantly higher amounts of breast milk, have babies who lost the least birth weight, and experienced the shortest time to regain their birth weight as compared with mums given apple tea.
And for all my statistic-loving readers significance achieved in each measurement (p < 0.05).
Do you know a nursing mother? A gift of fenugreek tea might be very appreciated if she is struggling to produce enough milk.
Check out what Australian Breastfeeding Association say about Fenugreek here: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/galactagogues-substances-claimed-increase-supply
Turkyılmaz, C., Onal, E., Hirfanoglu, I. M., Turan, O., Koç, E., Ergenekon, E., & Atalay, Y. (2011). The effect of galactagogue herbal tea on breast milk production and short-term catch-up of birth weight in the first week of life. The journal of alternative and complementary medicine, 17(2), 139-142.