As a breastfeeding mom, you are hyper aware of ANYTHING that could effect your milk supply. Every drop counts because breastmilk is liquid gold!!! Watch out for these three common holiday foods that could be decreasing your supply, that you may not be aware of.
Peppermint is a mainstay in holiday treats, but you have to be careful eating it when you are a breastfeeding mom. Peppermint is actually used by moms who have an oversupply and need to decrease that supply for easier feedings or by moms who need to wean quickly.
Some women will notice more of a decrease in supply than others. It can especially effect supply when you eat it around the same time as other foods that cause a decrease in milk production.
Sage is a delicious herb often used in stuffing, soups, and turkey. It can also cause decreased milk supply, so be careful when over-indulging in your holiday favorites with this savory herb.
Parsley is a common herb found in many recipes. It can decrease your milk supply as well.
Though the amount of sage and parsley in most recipes won't be enough to cause a significant decrease in supply, be aware when you are planning your holiday menu.