Spring and summer are high-allergy times for many, breastfeeding moms included. The common approach is to take an anti-histimine to help alleviate the symptoms. 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!
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:
Acts as a natural antibiotic. It works by stimulating white blood cell production (our body's infection fighters), and works as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. It helps to kill infection and to heal (any infection in or on the body), and helps in cases of colds and flu, especially when used in the early stages of illness or infection.
Fennel is a wonderful herb that helps alleviate tummy upset, colic, reflux, indigestion and heartburn, aids bowel movements, and prevents any associated cramping or griping. It is also a fantastic herb used to increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers.
A galactagogue is an herb that is used to help increase breastmilk production in nursing mothers. Below is a list of some of the more effective and popular herbs and some important information about each. For a list of the products that Herb Lore offers that include these herbs, information about which one is appropriate for your situation, and helpful dosage information, please click HERE.
In this highly informative article, you will learn what colic is and what can cause this painful situation, and feeding suggestions to help alleviate baby's colic. Learn what foods that mom may be eating that may be problematic, and a list of foods that commonly cause colic in babies so you know what to avoid. See supplement and herbal suggestions (some herbs the breastfeeding mom can take which will pass to the baby through the breastmilk, and others need to be given directly to the baby.
Goat's Rue is a powerful herb for stimulating the production and flow of breastmilk. It works directly with the mammary glands, and is a great choice for women experiencing problems with low milk production from the beginning, or for women with previous breast surgeries or IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue).
Ear Infections, Eye Infections, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Flu and even Yeast Infections!
In this informative article, learn what herbs are best for immune system health - what to use to keep you and your family healthy (so you don't get sick in the first place), what to use if you do become ill, and how to use each of these herbs and herbal products correctly for best results. Also addressed in this article: