Make an Iced Breastfeeding Tea

Make an Iced Breastfeeding Tea

Breastfeeding Tea's have many benefits as outlined below, but if you don't like a hot drink, we have also shared our favourite iced tea recipe too!

Benefits of using Breastfeeding Teas

1. Increased Milk Production

Many breastfeeding teas contain galactagogues, herbs that are believed to enhance milk supply. Common galactagogues include:

  • Fenugreek: Known for its ability to boost milk production.
  • Fennel: Helps stimulate milk production and has a pleasant flavor.
  • Blessed Thistle: Often used in combination with other herbs to support lactation.

2. Hydration

Staying hydrated is essential for breastfeeding mothers. Drinking herbal tea can help ensure adequate fluid intake, which is important for maintaining milk supply.

3. Nutrient-Rich

Herbal teas can provide additional vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron, which are important for both mother and baby.

4. Digestive Aid

Many herbs in breastfeeding teas, like fennel and anise, can help soothe the digestive system, reducing gas and colic in both mother and baby.

5. Relaxation and Stress Relief

Breastfeeding can be a stressful experience, especially for new mothers. Herbs like chamomile and lemon balm, often found in these teas, have calming effects that can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

6. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Some herbs used in breastfeeding teas have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with breastfeeding.

7. Boosting Immune System

Certain herbs, like nettle and alfalfa, are rich in vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen the immune system of the mother, which is beneficial for overall health.

8. Convenience

Breastfeeding teas are an easy and convenient way for mothers to support their lactation and overall well-being without needing to take pills or supplements.

Common Ingredients in Breastfeeding Teas 


  • Fenugreek: Boosts milk production.
  • Fennel: Aids digestion and enhances milk supply.
  • Blessed Thistle: Supports milk production.
  • Nettle: Provides iron, calcium, and vitamins.
  • Anise: Reduces colic and aids digestion.
  • Chamomile: Promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety.
  • Lemon Balm: Calms the nervous system and reduces stress.

    Tips for Using Breastfeeding Tea

    • Consult a Healthcare Provider: Before starting any new herbal tea, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.
    • Moderation: While herbal teas are generally safe, it's important to consume them in moderation to avoid potential side effects.
    • Observe Baby: Monitor your baby for any reactions, such as changes in digestion or behavior, as herbs can pass through breast milk.

    Make an Iced Breastfeeding Tea

    1. Use one teabag per 300ml of water

    2. Add freshly boiled water just enough to cover tea bag and wait for 2 minutes.

    3. Top up with cold water and pop in fridge to cool, either 30 minutes or overnight.

    4. Just add ice or fruit if you like it a little sweeter.


    Enjoy some of our breastfeeding teas:




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