recently, I saw a post by someone that said chamomile tea could decrease milk supply. I have never heard this from anyone including Susan Weed and Aviva Romm. I am an herbalist... could someone tell me why this would be? What are the physical reasons, or the chemical constituents that would create this problem. Thanks.
Hi Lovely Mothering Readers!
This is Aviva Romm here. For those of you who don't know me, I am homebirth midwife x 25+ years, an award winning herbalist and author, and a Yale trained medical doc. Oh, and most important: A mom to 4 now grown homeborn, homeschooled kiddos. I've known Mothering Magazine since it was a baby!
Chamomile: totally safe during breastfeeding and in fact, traditionally used to help momma relax, which is great for let-down. No specific breast-milk building qualities. Even up to several cups/day as a tea is fine, and it can be used in tincture form for tension, anxiety, IBS, and sleep problems.
Wishing you abundant health!
Aviva Romm, MD
Aviva Romm, MD, CPM
Author: The Natural Pregnancy Book, Naturally Healthy Babies and Children