Herbal medicines have been an integral part of pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal, for thousands of years. There are so many issues that women will face during pregnancy, some are everyday issues whilst others are more serious. Most women will have heard about drinking Raspberry leaf to help bring on labour, but most would never think to use this gentle herb after their baby is here. This herb that so many mothers have heard of is also used post partum for milk flow, to decrease postpartum bleeds and regulate hormones, it is also used in post partum depression.
One of the issues women face postpartum is slow milk flow or insufficient milk, preventing the mother being able to breastfeed easily. There are many herbs you would not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding but there are some wonderful herbs that are perfect for the purpose.
In the clinic I make a wonderful tincture of herbs from Borage, Goat’s Rue, Saw Palmetto, Raspberry leaf and milk thistle. This little bottle, when taken properly, can help to improve the milk flow and reduce the pain caused when milk isn’t flowing.
Other herbs that can be used whilst breastfeeding, to help the milk, are:
I would also consider a few other factors that might be affecting the milk flow:
If you are looking for some support, help or guidance, contact Carina for an appointment.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.