The Story of New Mama – Breastfeeding Tea
The Mama of Mama Tea, Anna Simpson, started Mama Tea whilst she was breastfeeding her second baby. Breastfeeding is one of the subjects that we feel is completely up to each individual woman to decide but there is no doubt that it is beneficial for both mama and baby.
Anna developed the delicious New Mama breastfeeding natural herbal tea to help women with their breast milk supply. So, what is the story of New Mama Breastfeeding herbal tea
The Start of the Story- Ingredients
Anna made sure there were some fantastic herbs in New Mama to help women to breastfeed their babies. She blended three “galatagogues” into the tea.
We have Nettle, Fennel and Fenugreek, all of which prompt the body to create breast milk and increase supply of breast milk.
Nettle Leaf – Urtica Dioca
Familiar to most of us as something that stings us when we’re out in the countryside, nettle leaves are also have lots of uses in herbal medicine. Nettle leaf is a powerful “galactagogue” that helps to produce breast milk and breast milk production,
History of Nettle
Stinging nettles were once used in a rather bizarre treatment known as urtication which involved beating paralysed limbs with stinging nettles in an attempt to stimulate sensations. The same remedy was also recommended for rheumatic pains while the Romans reputedly planted the small annual continental nettle (U. pilulifera) along British roads because they believed the country was so cold they would need to beat their bodies with nettles to keep warm. Nettles sting because the hairs on their stems and leaves contain histamine which is a potent skin irritant.
Fennel Seeds – Foeniculum Officinalis
Fennel symbolises longevity, courage and strength, the seeds are a rich source of minerals and nutrients. This herb is also a fantastic “galactagogue” that helps to create breast milk production and encourage breast milk production.
The Greeks called fennel “Marathron” which is derived from the herb meaning “to grow thin” and it seems to have been used as an early slimming aid. The Roman physician Galen classified it as hot and dry.
Fenugreek Seeds – Trigonella Foenum-Graecum
Fenugreek is familiar from Indian and Middle Eastern cookery and the herb gives a spicy flavour to curries, pickles and garnishes.
The herb rather than seeds, known as hilba, is used in tea in modern Egypt as a remedy for spasmodic abdominal pain – due to both digestive upsets and menstruation. In Ayurveda the plant (known as methi) is regarded as a good remedy in convalescence and debility helping to stimulate liver function and ease indigestion. The Chinese also regard fenugreek (Hu Lu Ba) as a kidney remedy – to warm the kidneys, dispel cold and relieve pain.
Anna was also conscious that many women suffer from mastitis during breastfeeding so she also blended red clover into the New Mama tea as this is proven to be an effective remedy for mastitis.
Anna also wanted to help women suffering with the baby blues so she also blended lemon balm in the New Mama tea to help mamas.
The Middle of the Story – Reviews
The story of our breastfeeding tea would not be complete without looking at what some of our customers have said about New Mama tea. A customer once said to Anna – “This New Mama breastfeeding tea is feeding my baby” – it is comments like that, that make the Mama tearful and make Mama Tea the brand it is.
I was a bit dubious about this one as I’m not a fennel fan, but once I tasted it, wow … there is a real liquorice flavour that is delightful and leaves your mouth feeling alive and refreshed.
When I was breastfeeding my daughter I got to the point where I felt I wanted to naturally increase my milk supply and took Fenugreek supplements (which I felt really helped with my supply), this tea has the added advantage that it contains fennel, fenugreek and nettle, which are all galactagogues – herbs which help to promote milk production and flow.
I’m a little bit addicted to this herbal tea as I’m a big liquorice fan and will also be giving fennel another go!
New Mama:A lovely fennel, liquorice and lemon balm blend. A delicious breastfeeding tea that helps increase the milk supply.
Tried new mama for the 1st time at the secc! It was so good I had to buy some!! Will definitely be popping along to my nearest Tesco to get some more!!! A lovely aftertaste unlike most others!! As a breastfeeding mum it’s great to know this is beneficial for me & baby!!
I bought the New Mama tea and was a little scared when I opened the box because the smell was so strong! I shouldn’t have been as it was DELICIOUS!! I would recommend this product to anyone and have bought some for friends baby shower gifts too. Great customer services too by the way. Xxxx
We have many more and will share them all on our website….if New Mama breastfeeding tea has meant something to you, please let us know @firstname.lastname@example.org
The End of the Story – Everyone LOVES New Mama
The end of the story doesn’t have to end with the end of breastfeeding your baby! Hopefully, you will have had New Mama breastfeeding on your breastfeeding journey with you. When the time comes to wean your buba off your breast milk, you don’t need to give up New Mama tea. After all, it is a known fact that most papas love New Mama tea too (shush – don’t tell anyone!) Everyone ends up loving New Mama!