Herbs safe for breastfeeding

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jenkabee
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Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby jenkabee » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:49 am

Hello all! I am currently breastfeeding my daughter, who is close to 2 years old. I'd like to drink some of the herbal infusions that Susun recommends, especially the Stinging Nettle, but I hear different things about the safety of consuming herbs while breastfeeding. Thoughts?

Thanks and Green Blessings,
Jenkabee

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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby Lady Alinor » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:23 pm

In Susun's book "Herbal for the Childbearing Year" pages 84-86 she lists several herbs that are considered safe.
Raspberry leaf, Nettle, Alfalfa, Red Clover.

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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby Lady Alinor » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Here is an article written by Sheri Winston (The Breast Milk Theory of Love), very good read.
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/M ... earing.htm

jenkabee
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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby jenkabee » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Thank you!

Melissa Doordaughter
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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby Melissa Doordaughter » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:03 pm

I would add oat straw to the list of wonderful herbs for supporting a nursing mother

AriaBeth
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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby AriaBeth » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:45 pm

Use only reliable brands that have ingredients and concentrations clearly marked on the label, as well as the expiration date and the name of the manufacturer and distributor.

Melissa Doordaughter
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Re: Herbs safe for breastfeeding

Postby Melissa Doordaughter » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:16 pm

Or better still, harvest your own.... I find the process of searching for herbs is often as nourishing as the plants themselves


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