By: Allie Pollman
Nursing time tea made by Fairhaven Health, is a great product for nursing mothers. It gives the nursing mother a healthy boost to her supply. The ingredients are all safe for breastfeeding mothers. The product is fenugreek free, which is a plus, as some breastfeeding mothers or their babies cannot tolerate Fenugreek. The herbal tea is made with many herbs proven to be good for milk supply. The tea consists of fennel seed, blessed thistle, alfalfa, and goats rue to help with production and quality of milk. The lemon verbena is a flavor enhancer. With this loose leaf herbal tea is best used with a tea ball to contain the strained herbs after steeping. The tea has a soothing quality for colicky and gassy babies and it is a fast acting solution. Drinking two to three cups daily is very helpful for supply. Just one teaspoon of the herbal mixture and a quick 5 minute steep, and it is good to go.
I used this tea to start a stock pile in the freezer for emergencies. As a stay at home mom, it is good to have a little stash for daddy to feed baby when mama needs a break. In my first two uses, I pumped an extra six ounces after each feeding. I am not a fan of the herbal flavor of herbal teas, so I found that adding a little bit of honey and a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon, the flavor was more for me. I used the coffee maker to boil my water when I was in a time crunch. And it became a part of my morning routine. I highly recommend this tea to mothers looking to give their supply a boost or even just to help with the quality of their milk.