Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month! Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month!

06 Aug , 2015

August is National Breastfeeding Month.  During the month you’ll see education about breastfeeding laws, workplace breastfeeding/pumping rights, breastfeeding tips, and more.  We wanted to introduce this month by sharing about Our Lady of La Leche.

Our Lady of La Leche is our breastfeeding support tea.  It is full of galactagogues (herbs or foods which stimulate breastmilk production).  It’s delicious hot or iced.  We’ve had many mothers say they enjoy the flavor enough to continue drinking the tea after their nursing days have ended!

Our Lady of La Leche contains the following organic herbs:

Nettle Leaf
–  This is a “superfood” of the herbal world.  Rich in minerals and traditionally used as a blood builder, nettle helps create high-quality and nourishing breast milk.

Alfalfa Leaf– Alfalfa has also been hailed as one of the most nutritious herbs out there.  Most notably, Alfalfa is high in Calcium and Vitamin K.  This herb also serves as a galactagogue to help support supply.

Marshmallow Root– Yep, just like the marshmallows we eat.  Traditionally marshmallows were made from this root (give making your own a shot with this recipe from Mommypotamus)   We include it in our tea because it is very nourishing to the digestive tract and because it acts as a galactagogue when combined with other herbs.

Fennel Seed– Fennel has traditionally been used to help with digestion. It is also high in nutrients; better digestion = better absorption of nutrients! Fennel is also traditionally used for breast milk production and flow.  You’ll find that fennel adds a wonderful flavor to our tea as well!

Fenugreek Seed– This is the most well known galactagogue herb.   It also has a flavor somewhat reminiscent of maple syrup which adds fantastic flavor to our tea.

Astragalus Root– The primary benefit of Astragalus Root is immune support function.  The immune systems of Mothers are often extremely taxed which may affect supply.  Astragalus plays an important role in this tea!

All these herbs combine to create a beautiful, delicious and nourishing tea.  Please remember, experiencing a drop in milk supply happens occasionally for any number of reasons.   It is important to consult with a physician, lactation consultant or your local La Leche League leader if you believe you’re experiencing a supply issue.

We hope you’ll enjoy drinking Our Lady of La Leche tea.  We’d love to hear your stories of your experience with our teas- feel free to email us at info@birdsandbeesteas.com, share on Facebook or post a review on our website!

Our Lady of La Leche is available in bulk bags or tins

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Birds and Bees Teas employees are not health care professionals.  Please consult with your practitioner before undergoing any changes to your health.

 


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August is National Breastfeeding Month.  During the month you’ll see education about breastfeeding laws, workplace breastfeeding/pumping rights, breastfeeding tips, and more.  We wanted to introduce this month by sharing about Our Lady of La Leche.

Our Lady of La Leche is our breastfeeding support tea.  It is full of galactagogues (herbs or foods which stimulate breastmilk production).  It’s delicious hot or iced.  We’ve had many mothers say they enjoy the flavor enough to continue drinking the tea after their nursing days have ended!

Our Lady of La Leche contains the following organic herbs:

Nettle Leaf
–  This is a “superfood” of the herbal world.  Rich in minerals and traditionally used as a blood builder, nettle helps create high-quality and nourishing breast milk.

Alfalfa Leaf– Alfalfa has also been hailed as one of the most nutritious herbs out there.  Most notably, Alfalfa is high in Calcium and Vitamin K.  This herb also serves as a galactagogue to help support supply.

Marshmallow Root– Yep, just like the marshmallows we eat.  Traditionally marshmallows were made from this root (give making your own a shot with this recipe from Mommypotamus)   We include it in our tea because it is very nourishing to the digestive tract and because it acts as a galactagogue when combined with other herbs.

Fennel Seed– Fennel has traditionally been used to help with digestion. It is also high in nutrients; better digestion = better absorption of nutrients! Fennel is also traditionally used for breast milk production and flow.  You’ll find that fennel adds a wonderful flavor to our tea as well!

Fenugreek Seed– This is the most well known galactagogue herb.   It also has a flavor somewhat reminiscent of maple syrup which adds fantastic flavor to our tea.

Astragalus Root– The primary benefit of Astragalus Root is immune support function.  The immune systems of Mothers are often extremely taxed which may affect supply.  Astragalus plays an important role in this tea!

All these herbs combine to create a beautiful, delicious and nourishing tea.  Please remember, experiencing a drop in milk supply happens occasionally for any number of reasons.   It is important to consult with a physician, lactation consultant or your local La Leche League leader if you believe you’re experiencing a supply issue.

We hope you’ll enjoy drinking Our Lady of La Leche tea.  We’d love to hear your stories of your experience with our teas- feel free to email us at info@birdsandbeesteas.com, share on Facebook or post a review on our website!

Our Lady of La Leche is available in bulk bags or tins

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Birds and Bees Teas employees are not health care professionals.  Please consult with your practitioner before undergoing any changes to your health.

 


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