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    Default Wu-Yi Tea

    Is Wu-Yi Tea ok to drink while bf? It contains less caffine than coffee.?

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    Default Re: Wu-Yi Tea

    I've never heard of it, can you list the ingredients? Does it have herbal supplements added?
    Lyn
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    Default Re: Wu-Yi Tea

    it is 100% natural

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    I had to look this one up. Wu-Yi tea is an oolong tea, a black tea that is not quite as dark as what most people consider "black" tea. One type of oolong that many people are familiar with is "gunpowder" tea. Oolong is thought by some to come from Wu-Yi mountain originally. The type of tea known today as Wu-Yi, if I understand it correctly, is a very expensive oolong from that same region. I read about this on Wikipedia just now.

    So the short answer is, it's just plain black tea. Probably very good tea. If you're buying it from a weight loss source, you could probably get better Wu-Yi oolong at better prices from a good tea shop. Either way, it shouldn't hurt the baby to drink this tea while nursing, as long as you know that it's JUST TEA with no other weight loss additives. To be on the safe side, I'd buy the tea from a tea shop.

    And, FYI, if something is "100% natural" it can also be 100% bad news. Natural does not mean safe.

    Enjoy your tea!
    Stephanie, mom to Jaime Hoban 11/04/07 and Annika Jayne 12/21/09


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    Default Re: Wu-Yi Tea

    I agree with the PP, 100% natural does not = safe. There are a lot of herbs that are natural that nursing mothers should avoid.

    Regarding the tea, it still contains caffeine which your LO may be sensitive to. Its up to you whether or not you want to pass this to your child. I avoid caffeine usually for myself and my son's health, but sometimes treat myself

    Here is a LLL resource regarding caffeine:
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/caffeine.html

    Good luck!
    Lyn
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

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