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    Default Drinking tea?

    I'm sure there is a fairly easy answer to this question but I've been searching Kellymom and am having a hard time finding anything. Is it safe for my milk supply to drink (decaf) tea? It's getting colder outside and all I want is to drink a cup of Celestial Seasonings tea! Is this safe?
    Mommy to Cole born April 10, 2010 BF for 11 1/2 months!
    DD, Ayla, born August 16, 2012.
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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    Yes, it's fine. Even caffeinated tea is okay, as long as you stick with reasonable quantities. Just watch out for peppermint and sage tea- those 2 herbs are supply deducted.
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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    Thank you!!
    Mommy to Cole born April 10, 2010 BF for 11 1/2 months!
    DD, Ayla, born August 16, 2012.
    Birth weight-6lbs 3oz
    Weight leaving hospital-5lbs 14oz
    1 Week-6lbs 9 oz

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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    Yes, it's fine. Even caffeinated tea is okay, as long as you stick with reasonable quantities. Just watch out for peppermint and sage tea- those 2 herbs are supply deducted.
    Gah! I've been drinking mint tea with lemon balm (which kellymom also says is bad, I just looked it up to verify) in the evenings. OOOPS!!

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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    But doesn't it also say that those quantities that are used in food and teas are minimal compared to the amount you'd need to reduce your supply?
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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    But doesn't it also say that those quantities that are used in food and teas are minimal compared to the amount you'd need to reduce your supply?
    However, if a mom is struggling with supply, I think it makes sense to avoid. Sorry to not be more clear!
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
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    Default Re: Drinking tea?

    Here's the link:

    http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/herbs_to_avoid/

    I wouldn't panic about doing it occasionally, but having it as daily tea ritual might not be terribly smart on my end. Hasn't caused a problem so far though...

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