Botanicals for Breastfeeding

This post goes out to all the incredible mama’s out there. Whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or doing a little of both – we see you and we think you’re doing amazing! In honor of you, we’re going to share some basics on using herbal medicine to naturally boost milk supply.

Hops (Humulus lupulus) strobiles growing in coastal Southern California.

There’s a number of foods and herbs that have a long history of use to increase milk supply. Herbs that increase milk supply are known as galactagogues. Traditional galactagogue herbs used by various cultures worldwide are still widely used today. These herbs all work in different ways, which recent scientific research has begun to shed light on. While some mechanisms are clearly understood, others are still being explored.

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