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What is the best time to consume lactation products
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What is the best time to consume lactation products

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This is one of the most frequently asked questions on our live chat. "When is the best time to drink my tea or hot chocolate to increase my supply?"

In this blog post, we will explore some general guidelines to help you determine when to enjoy your lactation tea, hot chocolate or cookies.

  1. Morning Boost: Starting your day with a cup of lactation tea or a serving of Lactation Hot Chocolate can provide an excellent energy boost while promoting milk production. Many women find that consuming these products in the morning jumpstarts their milk supply for the day ahead.

  2. Post-Feed or Pumping Session: After a nursing or pumping session, your body could benefit from replenishing nutrients and supporting milk production. Consider enjoying your lactation tea or cookies immediately following these sessions to provide essential nutrients and assist in the process or replenishing your supply

  3. Afternoon Snack: The mid-afternoon slump is a common time for tiredness and decreased energy levels. Utilise this period to enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate as a self care minute. Not only will it help with your energy slump but it may also contribute to sustained milk production throughout the day.

  4. Evening Relaxation: Many mothers find consuming lactation tea, hot chocolate or cookies in the evening to be a relaxing and comforting routine. Sipping on warm lactation tea can promote a sense of calm and aid in better sleep, allowing your body to rest and recharge.

Remember These Tips:

  • Personalise Your Routine: These suggestions are not set in stone, so feel free to experiment and find what works best for you and your baby.
  • Balanced Diet: Lactation teas and cookies should be seen as supplements, not replacements for a well-balanced diet. Ensure you're consuming a variety of nutritious foods to support overall health and milk supply.
  • Seek Professional Advice: If you have concerns about your milk supply or breastfeeding, it's always wise to consult a healthcare professional or lactation consultant for personalised guidance.

Determining the best time of day to enjoy lactation products is ultimately a personal choice. Whether you prefer a morning boost, a post-nursing ritual, an afternoon snack, or an evening relaxation routine, what matters most is finding a time that works for you and aligns with your lifestyle. By incorporating these delicious and nutritious options into your day, you can support your milk supply while enjoying a delightful treat. 

Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.