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Is star anise tea safe to drink while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Avoid star anise: Avoid drinking star anise. Star anise contains anethole a phytoestrogen. This means it has estrogen like effects. It is thought to be a galactogogue (promoting breast milk production) but is unproven.
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