Before I had kids, I had no idea about herbal remedies. I never looked at, thought about, or questioned product ingredients. Everything you find on shelves should be safe, right? Then when I found out I was pregnant, I got a long list of products to avoid. After some research out of curiosity, I began to wonder why I took them in the first place! When you are pregnant (and breastfeeding!) you still have normal ailments and then some. Luckily, there are safe, herbal tinctures, remedies, salves, and teas that can help you with common discomforts! WishGarden Herbs has a full line of herbal remedies for pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, babies, children, and adults. They just wrote a informative blog post about How to Increase Breast Milk Supply? With Herbs Of Course! I was sent some of their lactation herbal remedies, plus their Kick-It Allergy herbs for seasonal discomfort to review and I can’t wait to try more! My allergies have been horrible for the past year. I’ve hated taking traditional allergy medicine while breastfeeding, but I feel like I have to in order to avoid a sinus infection. So I thought I’d give Kick-It Allergy a try. It is awesome! After using 3 droppers full in water, you will shortly feel relief and back to balance. The Kick-It Allergy helps assist your lymph, eyes, nose, and throat naturally from seasonal discomfort. The herbal remedy is made with Yerba Santa leaf, Nettle leaf, Echinacea Purpurea aerials, and Orange peel which are safe while pregnant and breastfeeding! You can get Kick-It Allergy in 1, 2, and 4 oz. sizes for $12.99-$36.99. It is currently on sale for $9.74-$27.74! If you are having supply issues, Milk Rich is the product you need! This blend of nourishing herbs promotes healthy breast milk while supporting a healthy volume of milk. It is infused with safe galactagogues like Raspberry leaf, Goat’s Rue aerials, Fenugreek seed, Fennel seed, Nettle leaf, and Blessed Thistle aerials. Depending on your supply needs, you may only need 2-3 droppers full a day, but can take up to 12 a day. Little man is getting his first teeth and has been trying to go on a nursing strike, so it has been nice to have the Milk Rich to help make sure my supply doesn’t take a dive during this time! I have not felt super engorged by taking 3 droppers full a day and my supply has not dropped.Milk Rich is available in 1, 2, and 4 oz sizes for $12.99-$36.99 and is currently on sale for $9.74-$27.74! Goat’s Rue is a traditional lactation aid, that promotes healthy breasts and milk flow. Its galactagogue properties were first noted to effectively increased milk in goats. Now it is used to increase milk supply by nursing mothers as well as farmers for their livestock. Goat’s Rue is a milder version of the Milk Rich and something you can take daily and that will not cause engorgement. You can get Goat’s Rue in 1, 2, and 4 oz. sizes for $12.99-$36.99. It is currently on sale for $9.74-$27.74!
New Mother’s Nursing Balm is great for cracked and sore nipples. It is made with Calendula flower, Comfrey leaf, Comfrey root, Vitamin E in Olive oil, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax. It is a very soothing, oil based salve that doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue. The calendula and comfrey help fight infection while healing wounds, so this is great for nipple trauma! New Mother’s Nursing Balm is available in a 1 oz tub for $7.99, but it is currently on sale for $5.99!
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