Does Mother Milk Tea Work


Lactation teas are a great way to help increase and maintain a healthy milk supply. 

While there are many ways a mother can increase her milk supply, simply sipping on some herbal tea is one of the ways that requires very little effort. 

So do lactation teas really work?

I put Mother’s Milk Tea to the test!


Review of Mother’s Milk Tea by Traditional Medicinals

What is Mother’s Milk Tea

Mother’s Milk tea is a lactation herbal tea that helps increase breast milk in nursing mothers.

It is made with organic, non-GMO herbs such as fennel, anise, fenugreek, and coriander. These herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of health remedies.does-mother-milk-tea-work

It has a sweet but slightly bitter taste with a hint of licorice. If you like tea, then you won’t mind the taste.

If you don’t like tea, then add some honey or sugar and you will find the taste grows on you.

It is recommended that you drink at least 3 cups of tea per day to get the best results.

So what makes this tea so effective? Well, it’s the herbs, of course.

Here is a little about some of the main ingredients and how they help lactation:

Fenugreek Extract

Fenugreek is a herb often recommended to mothers who want to get a boost in their milk supply.

You will find numerous mothers who rave about the results they have seen by taking Fenugreek daily.Increase-Milk-Supply-Supplement

Studies show mixed results in regard to Fenugreek and its true influence on a mother’s supply but with the positive reviews out there and the thousands of breastfeeding moms who say it does work, one would conclude that this herb is a winner.

Of the studies that have been done, it does show that a mother needs to take nearly 3500 mg of Fenugreek a day in most cases for it to be effective.

It is said that once your sweat and urine smell like maple syrup then you are taking enough. Nice, sweet side effect in my opinion!

I love maple syrup!

Powerful herb with great results!

Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle is a herb commonly found in lactation supplements.

It appears to work best when paired with Fenugreek.

It has been used since the Middle Ages for a variety of ailments such as loss of appetite, indigestion, as a diuretics, depression, and of course for lactation.

Fennel Seed

Increase-Milk-Supply-SupplementAlso known as, Foeniculum vulgare, Fennel is a popular and flavorful herb for cooking.

Since ancient times, it has been used for a variety of medical purposes including lactation in mothers.

It contains anethole, which is considered a phytoestrogen.

Phytoestrogens mimic the properties of the hormone estrogen, which is essential for increased secretion of milk in mothers.

Evidence suggests that taking Fennel may promote increased lactation because of this.

It is also high in vitamin C, which may be why it has been used effectively for medical remedies for so long.


Anise is a herb from the parsley family.

It has the distinct flavor of licorice and has been used for centuries for cooking and in medicines.

The Anise seeds contain anethole, which is a Phytoestrogen. This means it has estrogen-like effects just like Fennel Seed.

It is commonly used to increase breast milk, treating menstrual cramps and discomfort, increasing sex drive, treating clogged ducts in the breast and more.


Coriander is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, dietary fiber and it contains antioxidant properties.

It is often used by women to promote lactation.

It can be used for indigestion, reducing blood cholesterol, and more!

Does Mother Milk Tea Work?

I used this tea for the nearly 4 years that I breastfed. I saw a significant impact on my supply using Mother’s Milk Tea when I returned to work after I had my first son.

Like most new moms returning to work, I was worried about how my milk supply would hold up since I would be away from my baby most of the day.does-mother-milk-tea-work

Mother’s Milk Tea was recommended to me by a friend.

Now, I absolutely love tea.

I would drink tea all day if I could.

I like it hot, cold, with lemon, without lemon, black tea, herbal tea, green tea, etc.

I just love tea. So, drinking this tea was actually enjoyable for me.

I was worried about the licorice taste that it was said to have because although I like tea, I do not like black licorice.

In fact, I might go as far as to say I hate black licorice. It is nasty. So the thought of drink a black licorice tea was not at all appealing to me.

The first time I steeped a nice, hot cup of Mother’s Milk Tea, I did, in fact, smell the licorice.

It was more subtle than I was expecting, though. I actually enjoyed the flavor of the tea. It is not licorice flavored for anyone worried like I was.

It is slightly bitter (like most herbal teas) but it has a nice flavor.

I drank probably 4-5 cups of this tea a day, 7 days a week. Like I said, I like tea.

I noticed that I was pumping more milk after about 3 days of drinking the tea.

I pumped about 3-4oz per pumping session on a good day and after the tea was pumping 5-6oz. That’s success in my book!

So does Mother’s Milk Tea work?

Yes, it does!

(Related: Find the Best Pump for Low Milk Supply!)

What are Moms Saying About Mother’s Milk Tea?

Mother’s Milk Tea boasts a 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Reviewers who sing the tea’s praises talk about the significant increase in supply they saw while drinking it. On the flip side, there were reviewers who felt the tea did not work for them or they did not like the taste.

As always it is important to point out that herbal supplements like Mother’s Milk Tea are a tool, not a miracle.

It will help your body by giving it the nutrients it needs to hopefully influence its ability to produce more milk.

The key to a healthy supply is and always will be proper breastfeeding and/or pumping technique (aside from medical issues, of course).

If you are struggling with the basics (latching, missing feedings, not nursing on demand, not pumping correctly, etc) then yes, you will struggle with supply issues.

But  Mother’s Milk Tea does work in terms of promoting lactation.

Pros and Cons of Mother’s Milk Tea


  • Increases Milk Supply
  • Uses Organic, Non-GMO Herbs
  • Includes Fenugreek


  • Have to drink 3 or more cups per day for best results
  • Flavor can be undesirable to some


Overall, Mother’s Milk Tea is a great herbal supplement to help you increase and/or maintain a healthy milk supply.

You can feel good about taking something that is not only natural but non-GMO and organic.

This tea worked for me and is something I recommend to many of my friends and family because of its benefits. 

It is a fantastic supplement to add to your everyday nursing routine!

Have you used Mother’s Milk Tea? Leave a comment and let us know how it worked for you!

Want to buy Mother’s Milk Tea?

Where to Buy: Amazon

Options to Buy:

1 Box of Mother’s Milk Tea (16 Tea Bags Each Box)

3 Boxes of Mother’s Milk Tea (16 Tea Bags Each Box)

6 Boxes of Mother’s Milk Tea (16 Tea Bags Each Box)

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  1. Mariya says:

    Thanks for your nice informative post on the workings of lactation tea. I personally have not tried this one but it sounds like I should! I am not a huge tea drinker so I have shied away from lactation teas in the past. Do you think someone who does not like or drink tea regularly would like this tea? Thanks!

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Mariya,
      The thing about herbal teas is that they are not in any way sweet. They have a very earthy taste and take some getting used to if you aren’t a tea fan to begin with. I would suggest adding some honey or milk to help ease yourself into it. I love tea. All kinds. So it was easy for me to get into this tea and really start to like it.

      If you want to start with a better tasting lactation tea (in my opinion) you can try Republic of Tea’s Funegreek Tea. That tea is very good. It has a very subtle cinnamon flavor and is really a nice tea. The Mother Milk Tea includes fenugreek in addition to other galactagogues. Republic of Tea’s Fenugreek Tea includes Fenugreek as the only galactagogues so it doesn’t work as well as Mother Milk Tea I found. Taste-wise, you will find Republic of Tea’s Fenugreek more enjoyable, however.

      If you just can’t do tea, there are pill supplements that work great. That might be something to consider as there is no reason to choke down a tea that you dislike if you don’t have to! I have had great results with Motherlove More Milk Special Blend.

      I hope this helps!

  2. Cristina says:

    Hello, Heather!
    I have read carefully your article, and I have the following questions, can you please answer them?
    1. When I checked on Amazon the product reviewed by you, I have found a suggestion for buying together Mother’s Milk Tea with Fenugreek Seed. What is your advice, the tea is sufficient for stimulating lactation or for better results should be added the supplement?
    2. When you used that tea, have you experienced side effects?

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Cristina, I do think on its own, Mother’s Milk Tea is a great supplement. It has Fenugreek in it. Some mothers see better results when taking a larger amount of Fenugreek. Some studies show that most mothers need 3500mg a day of Fenugreek to see a difference. If you follow the directions and drink say 5 cups of Mother’s Milk Tea, you would be getting less than 200mg of Fenugreek a day. So a lot lower. But the combination of Fenugreek with the other herbs like Blessed Thistle and Fennel are what make the tea work so well.

      For moms who need an additional boost, I had a lot of success taking Motherlove More Milk Special Blend. You can find that review on this page as well. It has a high dose of Fenugreek but includes other amazing herbs likes Goats Rue. Together the supplement and tea produce great results!
      Thank you for your question!

  3. ZEGU says:

    You managed to give relevant information about the product. Information around its price and your rating. In addition, you explained what the product is all about including its pros and cons. You also made it clear that the product is for breast feeding mothers. This will help women who struggle to produce enough milk. The part I enjoyed most is hearing the mothers themselves expressing their views about this Mother’s Milk Tea in an open and informative way. Its not just me, I am sure this website will be a benefit to most mothers out there.

    • Heather Grace says:

      Thank you. I appreciate your comment! I hope the review gives moms all the information they need to make an informed decision on the products like Mothers Milk Tea that is available in the market today. I can be overwhelming when trying to choose what works best. That’s why I created this site! Thank you for stopping by!

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