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Hibiscus Tea While Breastfeeding
Stay away: A lot of herbal tea ingredients aren't recommended due to unknown effects. I'm sure the occasional bit of tea isn't any harm at all but I wouldn't drink them constantly without confirmation from your pediatrician and just stick to straight black or green tea. Hibiscus is on the list because, I believe, it can influence estrogen.
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Be careful: Green tea itself may be safe in small amounts but pill formulations contain combinations of substances & you would have to study each formulation to determine what the ingredients may do. Green tea (camellia sinensis) contains caffeine, polyphenols, & tannins. Fussiness, jitteriness & poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes.
Mgt: It is best to drink a well established brand.
Yes, but: Don't exceed recommended doses and watch as well for yourself: long term use isn't advisable, as your bowels would be dependent on the laxative, wish you wellness
Chicory root: Chicory root is not recommended during breast feeding because of its many side effects.
No problem: Your body can take care of anything harmful in the tea and prevent it from being secreted in the breast milk.
Yes: There is no contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Drinking herbal teas is ok for a breastfeeding mom. . . But mom should be safe by drinking the types of teas that have been drunk for many generations, by buying from a reputable manufacturer, and by drinking a variety of teas (so not to get too much of one herb's chemicals). Remember that herbs are not strictly regulated, so there may be a little or a lot of herb in teabags of different brands.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Honestly there are tons of slimming drinks out there. I'm sure some of the herbal stimulants in some of those products probably get into the breast milk and therefore may not be safe to drink while breastfeeding. Because of the lack of studies, you're best off using diet and exercise of slimming teas.
Small amounts in AM: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoid excessive caffeine while breastfeeding, so a cup of tea or coffee in the AM is ok, but baby will get the caffeine around early afternoon. Large amounts of caffeine are not good for you or baby.See 1 more doctor answer
Do you know what: Is in that tea? Many of the so-called herbals have contaminants in the materials. You would be better of drinking regular tea. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Be careful: Green tea itself may be safe in small amounts but pill formulations contain combinations of substances; you would have to study each formulation to determine what the ingredients may do. Green tea (camellia sinensis) contains caffeine, polyphenols, & tannins. Fussiness, jitteriness & poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes.
Caffeine: Most of the ingredients I see on their site are not a concern but the caffeine content is high, same as two cups of coffee. We generally say a cup of coffee in the morning is ok, most babies aren't that sensitive. But if you go drinking this all day long, I would expect the baby might become jittery and irritable. Perhaps they have a caffeine free version?
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.
Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe. . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in breastfeeding. Are you looking for safe ways to help you produce breast milk? Mother's milk tea by traditional medicinals may work & be safer. Here's a helpful article describing additional, behavioral steps to take also: http://tinyurl. Com/k6b2gf2.See 2 more doctor answers
Breast Feeding: As long as you are eating a balanced diet with all recommended nutrients, you can have some green tea. I have no comment on slimming tea. Are you trying to loose weight drastically? Talk to your own doctor.
Likely OK: Newborns can have some trouble metabolizing caffeine but at 6m the exposure proposed is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. There is evidence that chronic caffeine use can lower the iron content of breast milk but in low to moderate amounts tis is less a issue. Rarely irritability & insomnia can arise in sensitive infants.
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