Simply put, breastfeeding is hard! There are so many issues that can arise and it takes patience and education to overcome them. For moms experiencing low milk supply there are many things you can try that will successfully boost milk supply. My friends at Mrs. Patel’s offer amazing “treats and teas for nursing moms” that “help women heal faster after labor and get that milk flowing”.
Mrs. Patel’s uses ancient Ayurvedic medicine principles to create their Fenugreek bars, Milk Water Tea and Munch Crunch. They are wonderful to consume right after labor or at any time during breastfeeding when a boost in supply is needed. I was excited to try the Combo Package which included all three items.
In the interest of full disclosure I started Mrs. Patel’s and within 2 days was making so much extra milk that I was leaking everywhere. I then got my period and did experience a drop in supply for about 3 days due to the hormonal shift. This was only my second postpartum period and I don’t pump on a regular basis to be able to compare output. Once all the hormones calmed down my supply bounced right back to overflowing. I actually had to cut down drinking the tea to 1-2 times per day and eating the Munch Crunch 2 times per day because I was producing way more than my daughter was taking in.
The Milk Water Tea is the strongest milk booster, so this would be the one to buy if you had to choose. It comes in Chai Spice and Herbal Blend. To see effect you can drink 1-3 cups per day. The bag of tea gives approximately a 10 day supply but tea leaves can be used up to 3 times (more bang for your buck!). I tried the Chai Spice and thought it was delicious when I added a little almond milk and turbinado sugar. If you are not a fan of very herbal tasting teas then this would be perfect for you. I like herbal teas so I drank it plain a few times and thought it was still tasty. The downside to this tea is that it takes a long time to boil it correctly. But given the effectiveness it is completely worth it when you need a serious lactation booster.
The Fenugreek Bars are a great addition to your morning cup of tea. I always had mine as a mid-morning snack since they are not enough calories for a nursing mother’s breakfast. They come in 3 flavors including Original, Chocolate, & Peanut Butter. There are also Gluten-Free and Vegan options available. The bars are sold in boxes of 12 and you should eat 1-2 per day in the morning. The bars do contain wheat, dairy & nuts in case you have an allergy. My favorite of the bars was the Chocolate. I could definitely taste the spices in the bars but they are still pretty tasty. The Chocolate and Peanut Butter had a bit more sweetness to them than the Original.
The Munch Crunch not only helps with lactation but also digestion. It is a combo of different toasted seeds that have been tossed in turmeric and lemon. It has a very savory taste to it. I did try one teaspoon of it plain but I felt a little bit like a bird since I had just eaten a bunch of seeds off a spoon, haha. I preferred adding them to my yogurt, oatmeal, salad, stirfry, or whatever I was eating. They do have a bit of a strong taste so I liked them better in a more salty, savory meal as opposed to something with a lighter or sweeter taste.
I can definitely say that taking these three products made me feel as though my supply had increased a lot. I was waking up to harder breasts and feeling fuller throughout the day. It is not uncommon for me to leak from the breast that is not being nursed on but since my milk supply leveled out I haven’t been leaking quite as much. I did need to chance my nursing pads at least once throughout the day while using Mrs. Patel’s so even though I do not pump to be able to compare ounces I am quite sure that it significantly increased my supply due to those factors.
The Combo Package which includes all three items can be purchased for $34 or you can purchase each item individually. They offer a Loyalty Program for repeat orders that gives a 15% discount.
Interested in trying Mrs. Patel’s treats? Get 20% off your first order with coupon “FIRSTORDER” at checkout.
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