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Not one, not two, but five of my friends are currently pregnant and my best friend just had a baby. Our group messages have exploded with everything baby related including how to make mother’s milk tea taste better. I had such a crazy breastfeeding journey with my first baby. He was in the NICU and I started out pumping instead of feeding from my breast. I felt like I always had a low supply because we didn’t get off to a great start and I still vividly remember drinking Mother’s Milk tea. It tastes pretty bad in my opinion but I’ve got some great tips for making it taste a little better. It may also help moms produce more breast milk but the problem is you have to make it drinkable to find out if it’ll work for you or not!
When I had my first baby, my nurse was Nigerian and told me that lots of hot soup and hot teas were common foods for new moms in Nigeria. Personally, I found what she said to be true for me and I found the Mother’s Milk tea worked better hot but if you prefer it iced I’ve also got some suggestions (if you live in Texas like me and it’s 100 degrees out, you may want it iced).
Now that both of my kids are older I’m actually able to make some posts I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time! It was pretty crazy for awhile with two children under the age of two. I may not currently be breastfeeding or pumping but I still have a few tricks I remember that I can share. Two other things that also helped me with my breastfeeding and pumping journey were the Haakaa manual breast pump and eating tons of oats.
Mix Mother’s Milk with Lemon Lift or Berry Zinger
The first tip I have for making Mother’s Milk taste better is to mix it with another tea. The two teas I recommend are Decaf Lemon Lift and Berry Zinger which is naturally decaffeinated. These teas can help to hide the strong flavor of Mother’s Milk.
Mix with Chai Tea
If your baby does fine with a little caffeine another great option is mixing Mother’s Milk with chai tea. Amazon also has a decaffeinated chai tea mix which is pretty good if you are still watching your caffeine intake.
Add Sugar, Honey, or Agave
Adding some sweetener can really make a big difference. I know it is pretty common knowledge but just a reminder that honey is only for the mamas and babies shouldn’t have honey until they are 12 months of age. I’m a huge fan of Agave in the Raw and it is really great in tea.
Try it Iced
If you try it iced, especially with some added sweetener you may find that that flavor isn’t quite so strong. Using a straw can also help you drink it down faster.
Add a Lemon or Orange Slice
Adding a lemon or an orange slice can also help make Mother’s Milk tea taste better.
Mix it with Lemonade
Mixing Mother’s Milk with a really tart or strong lemonade can help you. Plus, breastfeeding makes you really thirsty so it’s a double win since you’ll be getting a ton of liquids.
Mix with Apple Cider
This tip is perfect for the winter months. Mix the tea with a hot apple cider to mellow out the flavor.
If all else fails, just drink it is as fast as you can!
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