By Liz K. Siegel, The Washington Post/APA couple of months ago, the American Herbal Health Association convened a workshop to help doctors better understand the role of herbal teas in breast feeding.
As one of the attendees, a lactation consultant named Julie, shared with The Washington State Journal, she saw her first herbal tea after giving birth.
It was a pleasant surprise, she said.
It’s not an herb, but it works.
Julie, a mother of four who works in a nursing home, said her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, and her daughter have been breastfeeding for several months now.
Julie said she often takes herbs along for tea breaks.
I really enjoy it because I feel like I’m on my own, she told the Journal.
The herbal tea Julie has used for a couple of weeks has the soothing and calming effect of a tea while providing a soothing sensation in the breast.
Dr. Paul Kornhauser, a family physician and herbalist, also uses herbal teacups to breastfeed.
He said he uses them with his patients, and he’s had some patients ask him about herbal teapots.
“The more I understand about it, the more I think they are beneficial for breastfeeding,” he said.
Kornhausing is a professor of pediatrics at the University of New Mexico and is the medical director of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Education Center.
He added that herbal teats are often used by pregnant women as a way to calm their infant’s crying.
He said it can also provide a soothing and soothing sensation when used with other medications.
One of the benefits of herbal tea is that it has a low glycemic index, which helps to slow blood sugar levels in the baby, Kornhalter said.
Other benefits include the ability to reduce pain, ease constipation, reduce diarrhea, help with the formation of blood clots and reduce the risk of heart disease.
A recent study published in the journal Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that herbal tea can also be effective in preventing type 2 diabetes and helping to prevent premature births.
Kornhafil, however, said that herbal tinctures are not recommended for babies younger than 6 months old.
But the herbal teat, if used properly, is a safe alternative to other methods of soothing.
As a breastfeeding mother, Julie said, I really enjoy breastfeeding.
I feel that I’m just like the mother who is trying to do it her way.
She said she and her husband are now using the herbal tea as a means to nurse their newborns, and they have no problem getting the baby to latch on to them.
If you are interested in learning more about herbal tea, visit the American HERALDA Association website.