Major Key Alert!
Ok, I love reviewing products, in my mind. I haven’t posted any yet, but I will and I will make a habit of it.
So I have had this issue with my breasts and my milk, lol. At first it was way too much and my boobs were little mountains. I mean, they were hard, and painful and they baby just couldn’t keep up. I pumped initially but found that was only making the problem worst (that is a topic for another blog post). Long story short, I was ungrateful of my milk production. I wanted it to die down. I was researching everything on the internet to make it stop. I stopped soothing myself by standing in the stream of a hot shower every morning… that was making it worse.
Now… now that I have returned to work and I want all the milk I can make to build up a stock for the end time… now the milk has slowed down. Baby has no problem getting her fill but I can only pump off 5 oz at a time. I’m at work in my call room twisting and contorting my breasts to squeeze out the last drop and I know that can’t be good aesthetically. So, I took to google again to find the answer. If you can see by now, google is my bestest friend… frenemy at time though.
So I read about the Mother Milk with fenugreek an active ingredient and mild galactogogue (meaning it stimulates your body to produce milk). I heard all types of things, from horrible smell to horrible taste and uselessness and over-priced. Being that I was desperate I decided to give it a try. I went to Whole Foods and picked up a box for $3.99. I’m sure I could have found a cheaper box somewhere else but you always need an excuse to go to Whole Foods so I used it. Not to mention they were handing out free wine and cheese to everyone waiting in line, I resisted because it was my lunch break. I also didn’t want dirty looker from the onlooker who would see me throwing back shots of wine with Mother’s Milk Tea in my other hand. Welp.
Mother’s Milk Tea – Traditional Medicinals
Preparation: I boiled water in my electric teapot. Dropped a tea bag in a cup and poured. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Added 2 cubes of ice. Enjoyed.
Taste: I drink my coffee black. That is all. I don’t think you care what anything tastes like to me after I have informed you of this. Needless to say, the tea had really no taste. Not compared to a strong cup of dark roast Startbuck’s coffee or a potent glass of Merlot. It tasted like tea, watery herbs, light and airy.
Smell: Really? It smelled like tea. I suppose it could have smelled like licorice… if I knew what that smelled like or if I had smell senses. Which I don’t.
Now for the most important part.
Does it work?
It worked FOR ME. Yes, about 48 or so hours after my first drink I was engorged. Engorged in my weak breast, my limp breast, the lil breast that lagged behind and produced an oz less of milk than my leader, winner, golden star breast. I made 8oz in one sitting. Yes, a good 3 oz more. And as long as I kept drinking the tea I made about 4-5oz off each breast every time I pumped. That is a victory so suggest you give it a try. That is all.