Can You Drink Chamomile Tea While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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Yes, you can drink chamomile tea while breastfeeding.

Chamomile tea is a herbal infusion that's often used for its calming properties and ability to soothe an upset stomach. The American Pregnancy Association1  states that chamomile is generally safe while breastfeeding when consumed in moderation.

However, it's important to remember that even natural substances like chamomile can have effects on the body. A study published in Pediatrics in Review2  suggests that all herbs, chamomile included, should be used with caution during breastfeeding, as the long-term effects on infants are not fully known.

So, while it's fine to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea, moderation is key. As with any dietary change during breastfeeding, it's always wise to consult your healthcare provider.

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  1. American Pregnancy Association"Breastfeeding Nutrition"https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/breastfeeding/nutrition-during-breastfeeding/.

  2. Katarzyna Budzynska, MD, Zoë E. Gardner, PhD, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and Paula Gardiner, MD"Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine: Advice for Clinicians on Herbs and Breastfeeding"American Academy of Pediatrics, vol. 34, no. 8Jul 31, 2013https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530286/.


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Can You Drink Chamomile Tea While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article Can You Drink Chamomile Tea While Breastfeeding?

Yes, you can drink chamomile tea while breastfeeding.

Chamomile tea is a herbal infusion that's often used for its calming properties and ability to soothe an upset stomach. The American Pregnancy Association1  states that chamomile is generally safe while breastfeeding when consumed in moderation.

However, it's important to remember that even natural substances like chamomile can have effects on the body. A study published in Pediatrics in Review2  suggests that all herbs, chamomile included, should be used with caution during breastfeeding, as the long-term effects on infants are not fully known.

So, while it's fine to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea, moderation is key. As with any dietary change during breastfeeding, it's always wise to consult your healthcare provider.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. American Pregnancy Association"Breastfeeding Nutrition"https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/breastfeeding/nutrition-during-breastfeeding/.

  2. Katarzyna Budzynska, MD, Zoë E. Gardner, PhD, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and Paula Gardiner, MD"Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine: Advice for Clinicians on Herbs and Breastfeeding"American Academy of Pediatrics, vol. 34, no. 8Jul 31, 2013https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530286/.


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