How to Make a Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture that helps promote a healthy milk supply. Here's my favorite tincture recipe to help with milk supply!

How to Make a Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture to Promote Healthy Milk Supply

How to Make a Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture that helps promote a healthy milk supply. Here’s my favorite tincture recipe to help with milk supply!

Breastfeeding, as natural as it is, can be so hard! There can be so many challenges to overcome.

With my first child, we got off to a rocky start, and I almost quit breastfeeding after four days.

Once we got our breastfeeding relationship established, I had a hard time keeping a strong milk supply the older my baby got.

I was always worried that he wasn’t getting enough milk, but I knew anything was better than nothing. So I kept at it, and I was really thankful he was such a great solid food eater!

I nursed my oldest for 13 months when he decided he was done and self weaned. I was thankful because I was tired of worrying about milk supply issues.

With my second, I’ve been nursing for over eight months and have not once worried about my supply.

How to Make a Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture that helps promote a healthy milk supply. Here's my favorite tincture recipe to help with milk supply! |

I attribute my healthy milk supply to my faithfulness to take my Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture.

Once my youngest started eating solid foods, I knew I needed to do something to promote a healthy milk supply. For it was when my oldest started solid foods that my supply began to wane the first go around.

I didn’t know anything about herbs with my first child, but this time I knew I wanted to use herbs to help build my milk supply.

Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture Recipe

After doing a lot of research, I came up with my Daily Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture.

I chose the following herbs based on mounds of research and what I felt was best for my body’s needs. I’m 100% comfortable with this herbal tincture for myself.

This isn’t necessarily a recipe that everyone should use. Please use common sense, do your research, and for the love, don’t take this as medical advice. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just a mama who loves herbs, natural living, and exploring God’s creation. I’m no expert.

I recommend researching each individual herb before concocting your own Nursing Mama Tincture (or any tincture) just to be sure it’s safe for you.

Herbs, as natural and God-given as they are, they still come with a few risks just like any medicine. It’s good to know if something has any contraindications, and it’s especially good to know what each herb will do for you.

Make your own herbal tincture! Plus a Nursing Mama Tincture recipe!

My Daily Nursing Mama Tincture Recipe:

Note: I get my herbs from my local health shop, Amazon, or from my own back yard.

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2 cups red raspberry leaf – high in magnesium, potassium, iron, and B & C vitamins; because of its combination of nutrients, it is extremely helpful to the female reproductive system

1 cup rose hips – one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C available and high in antioxidants

2.5 cups alfalfa – known as the “king of plants” because of its high vitamin and mineral content like iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, and trace elements; highest chlorophyll content of any plant; includes 8 of the essential amino acids, which our bodies have to get from food since we can’t make it ourselves

1/2 cup dandelion root – rich in calcium, Vitamin C, iron, and zinc; great for liver function

1/2 cup fenugreek – high in antioxidants and said to increase a woman’s milk supply

1 cup chamomile – a naturally calming herb; soothes digestion and menstrual cramps; great for children!

1.5 cups nettles – great blood purifier; increases production of urine, which helps clear toxins from the body; significant source for vitamins A & C as well as high chlorophyll content; good source of protein and dietary fiber

2 cups oatstraw – rich in calcium and magnesium

1/2 cup lemon balm – another wonderfully soothing herb; from the mint family; aids digestion and menstrual cramps; rich in antioxidants

5 Tablespoons burdock root – strong blood purifier; as a nursing mom I use this sparingly since detoxing isn’t my goal; provides significant amounts of chromium, copper, iron, and magnesium; great for mercury detox

To Make:

To make your Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture, follow my step-by-step guide for making an herbal tincture. Just use the recipe above when it’s time to mix your herbs!

How to use your tincture

For my Nursing Mama Tincture, I take 2-3 droppers, 1-2 times a day. Of course, I forget to take it from time-to-time, but I have to say I can definitely tell when I’ve been using my tincture faithfully.

How to make an herbal tincture at home!

Play with how many droppers of a tincture you take and how often. Start small and work your way up. Pay attention to your body and see if you feel any differences.

Again, this is how I found 2-3 droppers, 1-2 times a day was my needed dosage for my Nursing Mama Tincture:

  • I started out with 1 dropper a couple of times a day and didn’t notice any changes.
  • I went to 2 droppers …
  • and eventually found that 3 droppers, 2 times a day is my BEST dosage for my body and my needs. I could tell a significant difference!

If you’re not getting the results you need, then you may need to change your formula. I’m always tweaking my tincture recipes and trying new things.

Just keep a good log of what you’re doing so you’ll be able to replicate your magic formulas.

Herbs are such a wonderful way God has given us to nourish our bodies and help build our milk supply!

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How about you? Do you use herbal tinctures? What other ways have you found to increase your milk supply?

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  1. Thanks so much for this post!! I had a preemie who was five weeks early, and knew how important breast milk was for my little one. I had already been set on breastfeeding, knowing it would probably be difficult. Because I had a preemie, my body wasn’t ready to produce milk yet, and then because it was my first my body really didn’t know what to do! I had a very small supply at first which ended up being okay since my little one couldn’t eat much anyway, but I was worried it wouldn’t grow. Then I was diagnosed with insufficient glandular tissue which meant my supply probably wouldn’t grow!! I was so disappointed and confused by the whole situation. As my first I really wasn’t prepared for all of this stuff to happen all at once. I exclusively pump for my little girl because she can rarely latch on properly (but I let her whenever she can) and after starting fenugreek, milk maid tea (made by my lactation consultant), and blessed thistle my supply has increased. It went from about 1 oz tops a pump to about 3-4 oz each time. I don’t know if it will continue to increase or if it will soon decrease since I’m almost three months out, but I know that next time I really want to be prepared for increasing my milk supply. I have heard great things about tinctures and I am saving this to get started on my own! I don’t know how much it will help this time, but next kiddo I will be ready!! Thanks so much!!!

    1. I think it is so amazing how helpful herbs are in increasing milk supply and just overall health. Blessed thistle is another GREAT herb for increasing milk supply! So glad you’re finding something that has helped. This tincture is also great as a multivitamin type thing. It might be worth doing something to just boost your vitamin and mineral levels. Just a thought! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love this mixture. I actually have some of the same ingredients at a mama booster tea. I, thankfully, have never had milk supply issues so I leave out the fenugreek but the rest is great even as just a vitamin booster. I also add in a bit of licorice root for adrenal fatigue and because it adds a bit of sweetness to my tea. Great tincture and I’m happy that you found a solution to make nursing less stressful for you and your little one.

    1. I love licorice root in teas. So good! I didn’t really learn about licorice until after I made this batch. I might would be tempted to add it in next time. And yes, a great vitamin tincture even if you aren’t nursing!

  3. I am just curious as to how much (quantity) this makes? I have had trouble with feeding my first two (second one had to be supplement fed from day one), and with our third just around the corner, I would love to avoid that!

  4. I struggled so much with breastfeeding with my first. I tried what felt like everything under the sun to increase my milk supply. I did try fenugreek but I didn’t try any tinctures. I’m pregnant with my second! I pinned this just in case I struggle with it again. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Hi. Thank you so much for posting this!
    I’m just learning about herbs and tinctures and very much want to make this.
    I didn’t struggle much with supply with our first two but with two more on the way – I want to make sure supply doesn’t become an issue!
    Plus I will also have to go back to work this time around so need to have a Very good freezer stash and quickly.
    I did end up supplementing a bit with our first when I had to get a job when she was 9mo and Really want to avoid that. Of course between our 1st and 2nd babies I learned about milk-sharing so formula would be our very last option now but still – I’d rather just have milk in the freezer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So a couple questions:
    When order the herbs from the store you linked – what quantity do I need for everything?
    The default ordering size is 1/2lb – is that enough or do I need a full pound of some things?
    Does this need to be chilled or is room temp storage ok?
    Thank you in advance!

    1. I usually only order the 1/2 pound at a time. If I order anything by the pound it’s the Red Raspberry Leaf. But 1/2 pound is usually plenty to get started and then some. I think that’s another reason I love herbs so much. They are pretty affordable because they last so long! As for storage, I keep them in a cool place out of direct sunlight. I have a cabinet in my dining room I keep them in and I stored my extra tinctures in a cabinet in our basement because that’s where I have space. But anywhere that’s cool and out of direct sunlight will work just fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Fantastic!I am so thankful for blogs like yours! I’ve learned so much and by default so has my hubby!! A couple years ago he’d have said no to spending nearly $70 for herbs for one “weird thing” but I just told him what you said and he said “ok, cool.”!!!!

        Do you think this is safe to take while prego(mom to mom opinion; no liability lol)? I saw the other comments about it being a good vitamin mix and I have yet to find a store made prenatal that agrees with me.

        1. I do believe this is safe for pregnancy as well. Recheck on the burdock for me though before taking my word for it. Some would also caution to go easy on Red raspberry leaf in the first trimester. I, personally, take it throughout the entire pregnancy because I take it when I’m not pregnant as well. Just start with small doses and work your way up.

          Also be sure to check out my post on how I did vitamins and minerals during pregnancy:

          I had trouble with regular prenatals as well. ๐Ÿ™‚