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Allergies? Breastfeeding and considering antihistamines?

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!

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!

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Sage Tea
 
Price$9.95

Used to dry up or decrease breastmilk. Also helps alleviate hot flashes in menopausal women.

Sage Tea & Sage Tincture


Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem, or in cases of fetal demise. 

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Sage Tincture
 
Price$10.95

Used to dry up or decrease breastmilk. Also helps alleviate hot flashes in menopausal women.

Testimonial

I teach kindergarten.  I took Herb Lore's Astragalus Tincture last winter, and it was the first time in four years that I did not come down with pneumonia.  Needless to say, I plan to take it this year again too!  C.M.