Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea

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Milk's Up Breastfeeding Pack Shot and whole leaf, plastic free, biodegradable tea bag
Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea whole leaf tea bag
HotTea Mama Milk's Up Tea was winner of Best Maternity Product in the UK Baby Awards 2019
Dear Bump Silver Award 2020 for HotTea Mama Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea
Happy baby with Milk's Up breastfeeding tea and pump for expressing milk

Milk's Up breastfeeding tea is designed to  naturally support mothers while nursing. Because whilst this time with your baby is amazing - it can also be really hard. A cup of tea can be a huge support.

Milk's Up is an award winning caffeine-free blend of fennel, nettle, fenugreek seeds, lemon verbena and star anise. These are natural galactagogues which have been used for millennia to support your milk supply, but they also taste delicious.

 

Each pack contains 15 whole leaf, plastic free, biodegradable tea pyramids. They can be used to make 30 cups of tea or more.

Choose from 1 pack, 4 packs - for 10% off & free delivery, or 6 packs - for 20% off and free delivery.

Vegan and gluten free.

Milk's Up Breastfeeding Pack Shot and whole leaf, plastic free, biodegradable tea bag
Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea whole leaf tea bag
HotTea Mama Milk's Up Tea was winner of Best Maternity Product in the UK Baby Awards 2019
Dear Bump Silver Award 2020 for HotTea Mama Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea
Happy baby with Milk's Up breastfeeding tea and pump for expressing milk
Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea ingredients are natural galactagoguesMilk's Up Breastfeeding Tea ingredients are natural galactagogues
Milk's Up Tea and a quote from customer Charlotte F saying:

INGREDIENTS 

Fennel seeds - small scale studies show fennel can help support milk supply, supporting their long historical use for this.
Anise - used for millennia as a natural support to milk supply
Nettle leaf - anecdotal evidence for hundreds of years suggests nettle can support milk supply, but no studies exist to confirm this
Fenugreek seeds - the most tested galactagogue - shown in some small scale studies to increase milk supply and fat content in milk.
Lemon Verbena - added to the blend for balance
Rosemary - a balance to the sweetness of fennel and anise

TASTING NOTES

Warming, spicy – almost savoury, in a good way

Fenugreek gives this blend a wonderful balance of sweet and bitter notes, with it’s aroma of dark, almost burnt caramel.

Fennel, Anise and Lemon Verbena add to it’s sweetness, with rosemary and nettle giving it a warming, earthy note.

It’s probably the most complex tea in our range, but utterly delicious.

We don’t recommend adding milk or sugar, but follow your cravings and personal taste!

Mum breastfeeding her baby

HOW MANY CUPS & HOW TO BREW...

The benefits of any tea can hopefully build over time - so we recommend having 3 cups a day from 37 weeks and combining with hand expressing colostrum. Then just keep it up - your supply will naturally be higher in the evening/night time, so you can drink it earlier in the day to stay hydrated and support yourself.

1. Use 1 whole leaf tea bag in a 300ml cup
2. Pour freshly boiled water over it
3. Brew for 3-5 minutes, depending on your taste
4. Remove bag from cup, and keep in a small dish (or egg cup!) by your kettle
5. Re-brew your bag, and just leave it in the cup for a little longer
6. Relax and take a moment with your cuppa.

We don’t recommend adding milk, but a drop of honey or lemon can be a good match.

SAFE FOR PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING

There's no reason to drink this tea before 37 weeks, as it's benefits in general will take 3-7 days to have an impact.  But it is great to start before your baby arrives and also to harvest colostrum so that you have confidence in your supply before your baby arrives.

Have a maximum of 4 cups a day to be within NHS guidelines on herbal tea in pregnancy.

Mum breastfeeding her baby

WHATS' IN THE BOX?

- We pack 15 whole leaf tea bags into each box.

- They are plastic free and completely biodegradable. Once you've finished your tea, simply put the used bag in your food bin.

- The inner bag which holds the tea bags is also plastic free - its made from paper! Put this in your food bin too as it is compostable.

- And don't forget to recycle the box! It can biodegrade too, but recycling is the most eco-friendly option.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can galactagogues support your breastfeeding journey?

The only guaranteed way to increase your milk supply when breastfeeding, is to increase the demand for milk by expressing milk, as well as feeding your baby on demand.  This is extremely hard work, but it is the only proven way to increase your milk supply.  You might feel like a cow, but it's worth it!

However, you can support your body while you do this, with natural foods and drinks that have been used for millennia to increase milk supply.  These are known as 'galactagogues'.

No one really know why they help, but there is research (on fenugreek in particular) to show drinking/eating them can help increase the amount of milk and the fat content in the milk you produce.  So consider stocking up on...

1. Oats - eat porridge and flapjack.  Oats have been eaten for hundreds of years as a galactagogue.

2. Fenugreek seeds - a key ingredient in our Milk's Up Breastfeeding Tea. Small scale research shows it can increase milk supply and is safe in moderate quantities to drink (we suggest a maximum 3 cups per day).

3. Fennel, anise, nettle - anecdotal evidence has linked all of these herbs to increasing milk supply.  There is no scientific research into them, but the historical usage is extremely long and women swear by them!

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