When I had Ayven, I felt like nursing took over my life! I was stressed about not knowing when to pump, if I was pumping enough, if I would reach my goal of 1 year for nursing. It’s like you become stuck in this tunnel where you can’t think about anything else. I was constantly googling “how to increase my milk supply” desperately looking for something to triple the amount I was making. Check out our post on six ways to increase your milk supply.
One thing I learned about nursing the second time around is that your stress level makes a HUGE impact on the amount of milk you make. Relax your body and don’t push yourself too much because it will become unhealthy. I know it is way easier said than done because even I find myself stressing at times with my second son.
So I was fortunate that my mom came to stay with me the first month my son was born. She made me this natural tea at home that was amazing for my body. This tea is supposed to help your cleanse your body, help get your stomach down and help increase your milk supply. Guess what, it did all three of these for me! Let’s just say with Ayven the first time I pumped I barely pumped out an ounce. With my second son, I drank so much of this tea the first time I pumped, which was the 2nd week I had him, I pumped out 4oz! I was simply amazed.
The Methi Seeds will increase your breast milk production, the Fennel seeds helps with lactation and is a great digestive aid for moms and prevents colic in babies. It is not for babies, just through the breast milk and the Dill Seeds stimulate breast milk production.
Also check out our post on 10 things you need by yours side while nursing!
It is such an easy and inexpensive tea to make. Here’s the secret recipe!
Check out the recipe!
- 1 gallon of water
- 1 tablespoon of Fennel Seeds
- ½ tablespoon of Dill Seeds
- 1 tablespoon of Methi Seeds
- Boil the water
- Mix together the Fennel, Dill and Methi Seeds
- Add the seeds to the boiling water and boil on medium for 30 minutes until the tea is nice and brown
- Let the tea cool and start filling up your water bottles
One other tip, in your busy life it is very easy to forget to drink this tea. Make the tea and put it in water bottles so that you can load up your refrigerator and grab a bottle when you need it. This made a huge difference for me!
Oh yeah and all that breast milk you make can be used as remedies for other ailments! Check out our post on top 7 uses of breast milk other than feeding the baby