The happiest period of every woman is,of course, her motherhood. The appearance of a child in the family always leads to pleasant troubles for caring for him and a complete change in the habitual way of life of the newly mummy. Until recently, it would seem, there was free time, now a little baby attracts the attention of all members of the family, and mom, like the most native person of the baby, falls from fatigue and lack of sleep. But what can not you do for the health and development of your baby! Many young mothers at first breastfeeding face the problem of lack or insufficient milk production. This happens mainly in the first months of breastfeeding. And, as a result, such women, trying to restore lactation, resort to a variety of folk remedies. Some even stop breastfeeding and look for suitable mixtures. But do not follow their example! Do not turn from a mother to a stepmother, because you deprive your blood of most useful trace elements and contribute to your reckless act of reducing the immunity of the baby. The milk rush of women depends on many factors: mood swings, stressful situations, fatigue, malnutrition and small amounts of fluids during the day. But the problem of weak lactation is a temporary phenomenon, so there is no need to panic about it. It is better to calm down and drink herbal teas, which can be found in the pharmacy. If you are addicted to giving birth to such drinks, then do not change your habit. Just replace black tea with more useful, with less caffeine. That's right, we're talking about green tea and its incredibly magical properties. Often young mothers ask whether it is possible to increase lactation by regular intake of green tea. Let's just say that today there are different opinions about its effectiveness for mother and baby. In the information network of the Internet and periodicals you will find many interesting things about this toning drink, as well as doubts about its use in breastfeeding.
Green tea for nursing mothers: "for" or "against"?
Green tea is an excellent antioxidant,has miraculous tonic properties. Its regular use helps reduce blood pressure, reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular, as well as cancer. These properties have a great effect on the state of the body: besides the restoration of the correct metabolism, there is also a loss of excess fluid, intensive removal of unnecessary products of decay and toxins. Therefore, women who want to lose weight, this fragrant drink is more than useful: using 3-5 cups of green tea a day, you will become the owner of a beautiful figure, and not only. Your appearance will change, of course, for the better, and the skin will acquire a healthy radiant shade. This is not a product advertisement. These are the conclusions of previous studies, as well as the analysis of numerous reviews of readers. But do not run to the supermarket to buy green tea, packed in sachets. As you know, not everything is gold that glitters. Finely chopped sorts of tea will not bring you maximum benefit, but will not harm your body. The medicinal properties of tea in the sachet are much lower than the large leaf. It is large, twisted leaves of tea, easily recruiting their original form in boiling water, are able to have a beneficial effect on the health of our body, are rich in vitamins and are saturated with a pleasant, delicate aroma. Green tea does not contain caffeine, but has a certain percentage of theine. Tein - a trace element, close in its properties to caffeine. Therefore, it is worth considering whether the child will sleep peacefully, and not be capricious at night? After all, caffeine even in small amounts excites the nervous system, especially the small, newly born babe. And if you can drink green tea while breastfeeding, how much? Or is it better to give up such pleasure during lactation? Each mother values her child and, of course, before choosing between satisfying her any whim and the baby's need, will give preference to the crumb. Therefore, if you can not imagine a day without tea, you can drink it, but not much, while observing the child's reaction. You can drink a little, gradually increasing the dosage. And look at how the baby behaves after you feed him. So you yourself will understand whether it is possible in your case to use this drink and in what quantities. Moms are certainly aware that their food directly depends on how the child will develop and grow, whether he will have any allergic reactions and whether he will go to his mother's benefit "deviation" in the diet. After all, women - nature passionate, restless and can partly break even in food. As a result, we at one point spoil ourselves with delicacies, because we just want to! But always watch the baby. If you have drunk a cup of green tea, ate a pie or a kilogram of peaches, look at the reaction of a small organism: the child is naughty, often wakes up - then refuse to use the harmful ingredient when breastfeeding. And you and the child will feel better.
Can green tea enhance lactation in lactating women?
No matter how much we talk about healing propertiesgreen tea, many women are confident that by drinking a few cups a day, they will get rid of their problem. The mother's organism, which nourishes the baby, should always be toned, rested and healthy. As a day, women produce about 900 ml of milk, of course, the liquid in the body needs to be replenished. On the day of lactation it is necessary to drink up to two liters of water. Despite all the positive properties of green tea, the opinion that this drink will enhance the allocation of milk in nursing mothers is partly mistaken. Since each person is individual in all senses of the word, so does the organism of each has its own characteristics. Therefore, many women green tea while breastfeeding really helps, they have more milk. In others, a large difference before and after the application of this tonic drink is not observed. It is proved that green tea takes an important part in the lactation process. It does not specifically increase the production of mother's milk, but expands the dairy ducts with this physiological process. Thus, if you decide to breastfeed, and there is no milk, you can try to drink tea.
Can I give green tea to babies?
Some uninformed young mummiestry to water their babies from the first months, who have not reached even a six-month-old age. As a drink they are offered water or a weak green tea. About the addition of water in the diet of infants, we can say that it is even useful. After being on breastfeeding, the child receives all the necessary micro- and macronutrients and useful nutrients with the mother's milk. Milk contains also a sufficient amount of water. Therefore, eating only mother's milk, the baby feels great. But in some cases it is still necessary to have a bottle with simple filtered and necessarily boiled water. A few sips of ordinary water can restore metabolic processes in the body, since overfeeding often causes bloating and characteristic of colic. If the water for a baby is replaced with green tea, this will cause the crumbs to have increased irritability and excitability. And Mama herself will be unhappy that she has given her a baby. Therefore, doctors do not recommend giving babies this drink at all. Remember once and for all: in the first months of life, the baby should only be limited to water.
How to save in the toning drink its healing properties and aroma?
Thus, we have already found out that when feedingyou can drink this drink. But how can one do it so that it positively affects a woman during lactation? From the right preparation depends on whether the green tea you have recently acquired will really be healing. So, you do not need to brew tea in a metal, but in a ceramic or clay teapot for brewing. If you brew this drink in aluminum or plastic dishes, then the drink can be with a taste of metal. The same goes for the thermos. In a thermos you can pour tea, but only when it is absolutely necessary. And if you can do, then it is better to pick pottery. If you are breastfeeding, milk can get an unpleasant taste. With brewing, everything is clear: we choose among high-quality tea products a quality product - a large-leaf variety of green tea. Pour a pinch of tea can be not hot water. First you should wait until the temperature is about 80 degrees. Insist no more than 30 minutes, otherwise all the fragrant qualities and vitamins of this drink are lost and it tastes bitter in taste. And this again affects the taste of milk. Be sure to pour the teapot with boiling water, in a sense, heat it. Thus, you will make the nutrients "leave" from the leaves into boiled water, in other words, save the value of the drink. Pouring hot water into a cold teapot, you will not get any useful vitamins. To get involved in a large volume of tea absorption is not worth it, especially on an empty stomach, but in the morning you can drink a cup of a fragrant tonic drink - it's a pleasure! If a girl drank only espresso or cappuccino before pregnancy, during the gestation of the child and during breastfeeding she will have a passionate desire to return to the old habits. But, unfortunately, during lactation it is dangerous for health. But, as doctors say, you can perfectly replace these drinks with green tea and honey. The effect will be the same. Thus, we can say that green tea is an excellent alternative to coffee. And not only during breastfeeding, but also in ordinary life. By the way, some representatives of the fair sex answered the question why they look young and fresh, with one simple phrase: "I drink a cup of green tea every day."