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#1 of 6 Old 01-22-2005, 11:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I love this tea and I drink it almost three times a day, does anyone know about this tea and bf? I should probably ask a specialist if it's ok to drink this much while bf, it has a little caffiene, but it is said to be a kind that is absorbed better. there is also alot of chronium (i think thats it) in it, so anyone who knows about this let me know . and if anyone could suggest a tea that I could safely drink three times a day that would be very benificial to me and my babe let me know
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I've been looking for info on Yerba Mate while pregnant (am currently ttc). A lot of websites have warnings not to drink it while pregnant or bf. But it is unclear if they have a reason for the warning. They could be advising on the side of caution, because they don't know if there'd be any problems.

I'm going to stick to organic green tea, to be safe. Looks like green tea has many of the same antioxidants and other helpful stuff as mate.

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hmmm, yeah its probably cause it has caffeine, a little caffeine won't hurt, sometimes I need that good ol' cup of joe to get things flowing (if you know what I mean!) hehe
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There is actually no caffine, but something similar which they have named matine (sp?). In South America, where Mate originates, I saw women drink it everywhere but I have not idea if it might be bad. My friend from Uraguay said it would be fine for a 2 year old to drink if he liked it (but then, my SIL from Columbia drank coffee for breakfast before grade school each day). If your babe is not up all the time and hyper, I think Mate is actully better for both of you than green tea and I would stick with it.

Are you drinking it from a gourd/bombilla or just the tea bags. The bags are SO mmild that I wouldn't worry about that at all. My dh drinks a gourd everyday (and ds has a little gourd and bombilla tht he drinks other teas from - no mate for him yet, not until he becomes a good sleeper!)

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whats a gourd/bombilla?
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Mate comes as a loose herb that you stuff in a small gourd and drink with a type of filtering straw called a bombilla (pronounced BOMBe-ja). If you look mate up on google I am sure you'll see all sorts of examples. In South America many people carry around a gourd, bombilla, and a thermos of hot water and sip mate all day.

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