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I am always SOOO paranoid that my milk supply will deminish. NO reason for it to, but just sacred. Would it be harmfull to drink mothers milk tea if I don't have a supply problem? I love drinking tea anways.
 

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Well...Oatmeal is a surefire way to keep my supply up and I eat it every day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (Not the instant stuff!) I've never used Mother's Milk Tea but I drink just straigh Fenugreek tea to boost my supply and/or to aid with congestion if I have a cold. I know MMT has fenugreek in it, but I'm not sure about other ingredients. I don't see how it could really hurt, though!
 

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I was eating a LOT of oatmeal but ds's poops got mucousy again so I'm not doing oatmeal for a while to see if that is what he is reacting to. When I was eating oatmeal though I was leaking like mad. I know it was helping my supply.
 

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Hmmmm...DS gets mucousy BMs every once in a while but for him it's never in direct correlation (sp) with my eating oatmeal, thankfully.<br><br>
I had a REALLY bad cold a couple of weeks ago and my supply dropped like crazy. Fenugreek tea is good for helping clear up congestion and upping supply so it was a win-win situation for me. To up your supply, though, it's necessary to drink around 3 cups a day. That being said, I only about 4-5 cups over 48 hours before I felt like I was going to burst!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i drink it and dont have a supply problem. i started b/c i was scared of low supply but i have the opposite problem. when i drink teh MM tea, i HAVE to nurse alot! he nurses alot anyway so its not usually a prob.
 

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I have had excellent results with traditional medicinals mother's milk tea. When my son was younger and having those growth spurts 1 cup a day for 3 days would work wonders. My son is going to be 3 next month and we still use the tea when needed. It can't hurt to use it if you are worried about having enough milk.
 

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Well I don't know if it's a growth spurt of because he's a big boy but for the past 2 weeks he has been nursing every hour during the day. So I get about 45 minutes in between feedings. He is a tiny bit over 4 months old and at 3 1/2 months he was 16 lbs 12 oz.
 

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Well we only get the instant oatmeal (WIC only allows that kind) and I can say that I notice an increase in my supply when I eat it. I personally didn't like the mother's milk tea, it tasted horrid and I didn't notice any difference.
 

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You can certainly drink the tea if you want, but--more importantly--relax about your supply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> . Lots and lots of anxiety and issues are caused by perceived supply problems. Even real supply problems are best solved by nursing the baby more. There is no evidance that anything you eat or drink actually has much if any impact on milk supply. <a href="http://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/MakeMilk.html" target="_blank">good link on how milk is made</a>
 
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