Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Prolactin and oxytocin are the main hormones that regulate lactation. Moreover, the first is responsible for the formation of breast milk, and the second promotes its release. When a baby suckles at the breast, these hormones jump. But not everyone has a well-oiled process.
If there is little breast milk, it is recommended to drink plenty of warm liquid throughout the day. This improves blood circulation in the woman's body. But a large amount of liquid in itself does not enhance the secretory function of the mammary glands, therefore, ideally, teas should contain lactogenic components.
Young women who became mothers for the first time, coming to the pharmacy, face a difficult choice of which means to give preference to. To help them, our experts in the field of breastfeeding conducted a study and ranked the best teas for lactation from foreign and domestic producers.
- Rating of the best teas for lactation
- Best imported teas for lactation
- Hipp natal
- Weleda stilltee
- Fleur alpine
- The best domestic teas for lactation
- Milky Way
- Lactomama Evalar
- Grandma's basket
- Mom's health
Rating of the best teas for lactation
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best imported teas for lactation||1||Hipp natal||RUB 300|
|3||Weleda stilltee||650 RUB|
|5||Fleur alpine||230 RUB|
|The best domestic teas for lactation||1||Lactafitol||161 RUB|
|2||Milky Way||RUB 380|
|3||Lactomama Evalar||140 RUB|
|4||Grandma's basket||RUB 63|
|5||Mom's health||RUB 138|
Best imported teas for lactation
Imported producers are very responsible in the production of teas for lactation. They use exclusively natural ingredients and their products meet high quality standards.
The first position of the rating is occupied by the German tea for stimulating lactation Hipp Natal. It contains extracts of lemon balm, nettle, fennel, cumin and anise. And the composition is supplemented with dextrose (grape sugar). You can start drinking it from the first day of feeding. The recommended daily dose is 2 cups.
Tea is produced in the form of dry granules, which dissolve quickly enough in water. Tea has good taste characteristics. It is not very sweet, herbal. For 200 ml of boiled warm or chilled water, you need to take 8 g (2 teaspoons) of granules. It is recommended to consume the contents of an opened package 12 weeks in advance.
According to the reviews of lactating women, the effect of using Hipp tea is observed the very next day. They like that the pellets can be diluted even with cool water (very convenient when traveling). They also note that the jar can be easily opened with one hand. Hipp Natal is deservedly ranked among the best, as it effectively stimulates the production of breast milk and tastes good.
- contains herbal extracts;
- can be dissolved in cool water;
- pleasant to the taste;
- enhances lactation;
- convenient jar.
- development of an allergic reaction is possible.
The second position in the ranking is occupied by German tea from Humana. This product contains: extracts of hibiscus, fennel, rooibos, verbena, raspberry, fenugreek, galega, as well as vitamin C and fennel oil. Not without sugar and maltodextrin (molasses is a fast carbohydrate).
Humana is a raspberry-colored granulate. One full teaspoon of this product is immersed in 100 ml of warm boiled water and thoroughly mixed until the granules are completely dissolved. Sugar should not be added to the finished drink, it is already there. Drink tea warm shortly before feeding the baby 2-3 times a day.
In the responses, women note that with Humana tea, they not only improve lactation, but also normalize digestion, intestinal function, and strengthen immunity. If you dissolve it according to the instructions, then the package is enough for 17 cups. However, due to raspberries and a fairly large amount of sugar in the composition, some children have rashes after it. And yet he was in the ranking of the best, since in most cases it is well tolerated and milk stays with him very quickly.
- noticeably increases lactation;
- improves the digestive tract;
- comfortable in using.
- in some children, it provokes a rash.
The third place in the rating is given to another German tea Weleda Stilltee. It contains: fenugreek seeds, fruits of anise, fennel, caraway, lemon verbena leaves. Moreover, the manufacturer claims that all the plants from which this tea is obtained were grown without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and they also passed a special test.
Weleda Stilltee is available in filter bags (one weight – 2 g). The package contains 20 such doses. 1 tea bag is brewed in a glass of boiling water. It is insisted under the lid for 5 minutes. The daily intake of this lactogenic agent is 3 cups. The tea has a pleasant herbal taste. The drink is transparent with a greenish-yellow tint.
Reviews of nursing mothers about Weleda Stilltee tea are mostly positive. Women note that after two cups, drunk in the morning and at lunchtime, by the evening they noticeably have milk. Weleda Stilltee organic tea deservedly ranked among the best, because it has a pleasant taste and practically does not cause allergic reactions.
- good composition;
- noticeably increases the amount of milk;
- pleasant taste;
- convenient packaging.
- must be ordered online.
Bebivita tea for nursing mothers, produced in Switzerland, ranks fourth in the ranking. Its composition is enriched with herbal extracts and also supplemented with sweeteners. On the other hand, the product is free of gluten, dyes and preservatives.
Bebivita are dry granules. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of the product in a glass of slightly cooled boiling water. It is allowed to drink up to 3 cups of this drink per day. The manufacturer recommends starting it during the last trimester and continuing as long as the baby is breastfeeding. The contents of an opened jar are suitable for 3 months.
From the reviews of lactating women, it becomes clear that Bebivita tea is a delicious way to increase the amount of milk. Mothers note that the granules dissolve in water very quickly and do not precipitate. This tea was in the rating of the best, since in the absence of pronounced problems, it supports lactation well, and during a crisis it ensures the arrival of milk in the right amount.
- natural composition;
- enhances lactation;
- easy to prepare;
- pleasant taste and aroma.
- fast consumption.
The fifth place in the ranking went to Fleur Alpine tea for nursing mothers. It is manufactured in the Czech Republic. It is a certified organic product. Contains fennel fruits, lemon balm leaves, mint, nettle and galega herb. This tea is contraindicated during pregnancy and with individual intolerance to certain components.
Fleur Alpine is packaged in individual filter bags for brewing, 1.5 g each. Immerse 1 bag in 200 ml of boiling water and leave it for 10 minutes. It is allowed to use this remedy for 2-3 weeks in a row, 3 cups a day warm with meals. Then take a break for 2 weeks, after which the reception is resumed.
Fleur Alpine is well received. Young mothers love the taste and aroma of this drink. They note that this lactation tea actually provides a surge of breast milk, but this does not happen after each serving, but cumulatively. Fleur Alpine deserves to be ranked among the best, as it has passed all the complex procedures of international certification. It is effective and well tolerated by breastfeeding women and babies.
- exclusively herbal composition;
- provides milk flow;
- tastes good;
- in bags, cut raw materials, not dust.
- the effect does not come immediately.
Closes the rating of the best imported teas for lactation – Leros. It is produced in the Czech Republic. It contains galega herb, caraway seeds, fennel fruits, lemon balm herb, golden rod herb, plantain leaves. Thanks to its ingredients, Leros tea effectively stimulates the production of breast milk.
It is produced in simple filter bags, which are not additionally packed in any way. The general carton contains 20 of them. One sachet is poured with 250 ml of boiling water and insisted under the lid for 10 minutes. Drink the drink immediately after preparation 2-3 times a day before breastfeeding.
According to reviews, Leros tea effectively helps to solve the problem of lack of breast milk. The brewed tea has a pleasant taste without bitterness and a herbal aroma that is not very intense. The only thing that many women do not like is too simple filter bags without a label. And yet Leros does a good job with the tasks.
- good composition;
- the tea drink is tasty and aromatic;
- maintains lactation in the required amount.
- lack of labels on filter bags.
The best domestic teas for lactation
Russian manufacturers are also not far behind and offer a large selection of teas that help women to normalize lactation.
The first place in the rating is given to herbal tea Laktafitol. It is produced by AO Krasnogorskleksredstva. The tea contains: fruits of fennel, anise, caraway. And also these components are complemented by nettle leaves. The composition of the tea is quite safe, if there is no increased individual sensitivity to individual components.
Filter bags with tea are additionally packed. The box contains 20 of them. 1-2 tea bags are brewed in one glass of boiling water. They let it brew for a quarter of an hour and drink half a glass in the morning and in the evening during the main meals. It is allowed to consume such tea for up to 1 month. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a breastfeeding specialist before use.
Women in reviews praise Lactafitol tea. They like the pleasant taste of the drink. Mothers note that milk begins to actively arrive the very next day from the beginning of use. Lactafitol is in the ranking of the best, since it not only helps women with problems with lactation, but babies also experience bloating. As a bonus, there is a small brochure with useful information about breastfeeding included in the tea package.
- noticeably increases the amount of milk;
- pleasant taste;
- removes colic in babies;
- includes a brochure with useful information;
- high quality filter bags.
- allergic reactions are possible.
The second place in the rating is occupied by the drink Milky Way. Manufactured by LLC Vitaprom. The composition of the product is very rich. Along with the extract of galega herb and soluble chicory, it contains a large complex of vitamins, skim milk and refined soy protein.
This lactogenic supplement is packaged in a sturdy can with a transparent nylon lid. Includes a measuring spoon. One such spoon without a top is diluted in 100 ml of warm boiled water (juice, kefir, milk). The finished product is recommended to be consumed within an hour. To restore sufficient lactation, the agent is used 2-4 times a day for 14 days.
Reviews of the Milky Way drink are mostly positive. Lactating women drink it instead of tea, but cannot praise its taste. Young mothers really like how this remedy normalizes lactation, so it is recommended to always have it on hand. Despite the fact that the Milky Way is poorly soluble and rather bitter, it is still in the ranking of the best, because it copes well with lactation crises.
- saturated, multicomponent composition;
- helps with lactation crises;
- convenient jar and spoon included.
- dissolves poorly;
- bitter taste.
The third place in the ranking is occupied by Lactomam tea from the Russian pharmaceutical company Evalar. It contains oregano herb, lemon balm, nettle leaves, fennel fruits. This complex of plants actively contributes to the improvement of lactation. But it is not recommended to use it during pregnancy and with individual intolerance to individual components.
Lactomam is sold in individual sachets (each weighs 1.5 g). There are 20 of them in the box. The filter bags are double, so tea is brewed without herbal fragments. Pour one sachet with a glass of boiling water and leave for 5-10 minutes. The drink is translucent, light green in color. Take 200 ml of it during breakfast and during dinner. The permissible duration of use is 1 month.
In the reviews, women note that the effect of Lactomam tea does not develop immediately, but with systematic use, it significantly improves the lactation process. It earned its place in the ranking of the best, because it is easy to drink, well tolerated by women, and well packed. In addition, this tea improves gastrointestinal function and improves mood.
- non-overloaded composition;
- pleasant taste;
- improves lactation;
- normalizes the work of the digestive tract;
- improves mood.
- the effect develops over time.
The fourth place in the rating is occupied by Babushkino's tea basket. Its manufacturer is Imperial Tea LLC. The fruits of anise, fennel and caraway are supplemented with nettle leaves. At the same time, Babushkino's basket does not contain dyes, preservatives or flavors that are harmful to the health of the mother or baby.
The tea is packaged, so it is easy to brew. One sachet is poured with 200 ml of hot boiled water and infused for 3-5 minutes. The drink turns out to be of a dark, rich color with a characteristic smell of herbs that make up the composition. Drink it hot immediately after cooking 20-30 minutes before feeding.
According to reviews, women drink this tea with pleasure. He is not only able to diversify the nursing menu, but also maintains lactation at the proper level. Granny's basket is included in the rating of the best, because it has an impeccable composition. And even if, for some reason, he does not increase the amount of milk, he will definitely not harm mom.
- impeccable composition;
- brews quickly;
- maintains lactation at the proper level.
- the labels of the bags often come off.
The fifth place in the ranking was taken by Mom's health tea. This Russian product contains: fruits of anise, dill, fennel, oregano herb. But this vegetable raw material is not packed in the best way. In addition, the bags contain a lot of herbal dust that settles during brewing.
Breastfeeding women are advised to consume 1 sachet in the morning and in the evening with the main meals. Pre-brew it with a glass of boiling water and let it brew for 5 minutes. The tea has a pleasant, herbaceous taste, does not cause disgust. But the brewing process itself is not very convenient.
In the reviews, women note that Mom's health tea effectively helps with problems with lactation. But at the same time, they complain about uncomfortable sachets without strings and that a lot of dust settles at the bottom of the cup when brewing. However, Mom's health tea is still in the ranking of the best, since it has a safe composition, pleasant taste and lives up to all the manufacturer's promises.
- non-overloaded composition;
- brews quickly;
- pleasant taste and aroma;
- improves lactation.
- uncomfortable bags;
- dust on the bottom of the cup when brewing.
Lactavit closes the rating of the best herbal teas. He has exactly the same manufacturer as Lactafitol. But this version of tea is more affordable. It contains fruits of fennel / dill, anise, caraway seeds and nettle leaves. This tea is not drunk during pregnancy or if you are allergic to certain components of the composition.
Tea bags (1-2) are brewed in 200 ml of boiling water. Insist covered for 15 minutes. Take 100 ml in the morning and evening with meals. When brewed, a pleasant herbal drink with a characteristic yellow-green color is obtained. If, when opening the package, the smell can be very saturated, then after insisting in boiling water it becomes more moderate.
In the reviews, women note that they see no reason to overpay for more expensive teas, since Lactavit is not inferior to them in efficiency. Some inconveniences are caused by low-quality filter bags without tags, but it is quite possible to adapt to this. The natural ingredients and real milk flushes make this tea very popular.
- excellent composition;
- pleasant taste, aroma;
- quickly brings lactation back to normal.
- sachets without tags.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.