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Anti-Histimines and breast milk production

Spring is the time of allergies for many, breastfeeding moms included. The common approach is to take an anti-histimine to help alleviate your suffering. You may not know, however, that these antihistimines can also decrease or dry up breastmilk!  These medications are made to dry up secretions and fluids - it will not differentiate between the different body fluids and will commonly decrease breastmilk production.  So keep this in mind if you're thinking of resorting to those anti-histimines!

A helpful and effective alternative is the herb Nettle (also known as Stinging Nettle).  Its fine for use while pregnant or breastfeeding, and is highly nutritious.  Many people swear by this herb to alleviate their allergy symptoms! 

Testimonial

I am a nursing mother to a baby who is not a strong nurser. She will not take a bottle with breast milk or formula, so it is imperative that I keep my milk supply up. I regularly drink Herb Lore's Nursing Tea Moringa Blend as well as take the Nursing Tincture Moringa Blend a couple of times a day. That has kept my milk supply up long after other mothers I know say their milk has dried up. My baby is 9 months old and still happily nursing several times a day. Without the herbs for nursing, I believe my milk would have dried up long ago since my baby does not nurse for long at each feeding.  S.E.