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Best Herbs to Increase Breastmilk Production

 

There are several herbs that work well to increase milk production.  You may be wondering which one is best for you!  Here is a brief summary - there is MUCH more information under Articles & Information and a more detailed and comprehensive one in the Premium Article section.  Here is a brief summary though:

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Booty Salve
 
Price$12.50

An herbal salve used to soothe painful hemorrhoids.

Flower Essences (and Rescue Remedy)


In the late 1920's, Dr. Edward Bach, a renowned British scientist and physician, observed that his patients' healing and well-being were directly influenced by their state of mind and emotional health. He noticed that the personality, attitude and present outlook of a patient had a great deal to do with their being cured or remaining sick. He understood that "the personality of the individual is of even more importance than the body in the treatment of disease". He realized that, instead of treating the patient as a body with an illness, the patient needed to be treated like an individual. "Treat the patient, not the disease."

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Hem Stopper
 
Price$16.50

Used to help staunch bleeding after a birth.

Hem Stopper Tincture (formerly Anti-Hemorrhage Tincture)

Herb Lore’s Hem Stopper Tincture is used to help staunch bleeding after a birth.  It’s best used immediately after the birth (and after the birth of the placenta), and as long as the bleeding or risk of bleeding continues.  If the placenta has not been birthed yet and is the cause for bleeding, the Placenta Release Tincture is then recommended.

Labor Induction

I remember the last several weeks of my pregnancy. They seemed to take FOREVER!  I was carrying a 9-1/2 pound baby and was SO incredibly uncomfortable! Any fear of labor was gone - I just wanted this baby OUT. As hard as it is to wait though, it is so worth it.

Labor Tincture

Black Cohosh Root
Blue Cohosh Root
Ginger Root 
Lobelia

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Labor Tincture
 
Price$16.50

Contains herbs to help initiate labor, to re-start a stalled labor, to detach a retained placenta, to stop postpartum bleeding and to help with an incomplete miscarriage.

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Lobelia Tincture
 
Price$13.50

Lobelia is recommended for rigid cervix, cervical lip, or cervical rim during the late stages of active labor.

Placenta Release Tincture


Herb Lore’s Placenta Release Tincture is used to help expel the placenta after baby’s birth. 

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Placenta Release Tincture
 
Price$16.50

Used at birth to help expel the placenta.

Postpartum Emotions (and a Note about Postpartum Depression)

As I was writing my blog about herbs for increasing breastmilk production, I felt guided to address how normal, natural and common it is for women to feel very emotional and feel the need to cry after they've given birth, or at any time postpartum.  It became clear that it needed to be a blog post all of its own.  

Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs


Herb Lore's Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs is an herbal combination used after birth to help soothe and heal the mother's perineal/vaginal area (even in severe cases), as well as to help heal baby's umbilical cord stump. The sitz bath combination contains the following herbs:

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Pregnancy Tea
 
Price$15.95

Provides nutrition to mother and baby, helps prepare mother's body for birth, helps ease morning sickness, and helps with postpartum recovery.

Pregnancy Tea & Pregnancy Tea Plus


Herb Lore's Pregnancy Tea and Pregnancy Tea Plus are healthful and refreshing herbal combinations that are supportive and toning to the entire system before, during and after pregnancy. The regular Pregnancy Tea may be used throughout the entire pregnancy, and because of its high vitamin and mineral content, achieves its best results when used on a long-term, daily basis. Pregnancy Tea Plus is similar to Pregnancy Tea, with the addition of Partridge Berry, a late-pregnancy tonic which further helps to strengthen and nourish the uterus, preparing it for the upcoming work of labor and birth. Because this herb has some very slight oxytocic properties to it (meaning it has the potential to start uterine contractions, although it's not likely), it's recommended for use during the last six weeks of pregnancy only.  (The regular Pregnancy Tea may be taken throughout the entire pregnancy however.)

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Pregnancy Tea Plus Tincture
 
Price$24.50

A healthful and nutritionally-rich blend specifically for the last six weeks of pregnancy, to help prepare the body for labor and birth.

Pregnancy Tea Tincture
Pregnancy Tea Tincture
 
Price$21.95

Provides nutrition to mother and baby, helps prepare mother's body for birth, helps ease morning sickness, and helps with postpartum recovery.

Recommended Reading for Pregnancy

The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Windows of the Womb, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susun Weed

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing From Within, by Pam England & Rob Horowitz

After the Birth, by Robin Lim

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
 
Price$13.95

A pregnant mother's best friend! It is highly nutritive and has a special affinity for the uterus, helping to tone, strengthen and bring over-all health and vitality to the uterus.

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Rescue Remedy
 
Price$12.50

A flower essence combination used to ease stress, anxiety, panic attack, trauma, or fear. Helps to balance the emotions.

Rescue Remedy List & Descriptions


The following Flower Essences are included in the Rescue Remedy combination.   The following is a list of each of their meanings and how they can be of help to you:

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.