Updated 10 May 2017
Mama Body Tea is the brainchild of Melbourne mums and best friends Jessica Spencer and Jessica O’Brien. They were looking for natural products to help them with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, and enlisted the help of naturopath Anne Cousins. Together, they came up with this lovely range of organic tea blends.
We’re loving Mama Body Teas! Here’s why:
- naturopath blended teas
- all organic ingredients
- all caffeine free
- no flavours or sugar added
- can be drunk hot or cold
- loose leaf tea for the best quality
- 28 servings per pouch
I’ve just starting stocking these delicious teas at Hello Charlie, and I thought it would be helpful to give you a run down of which tea to drink when.
Which Mama Body Tea should you choose?
Morning Wellness tea: any time, by anyone, but especially good in the first trimester to help with morning sickness
Soothing tea: any time, by anyone, and especially good in the last trimester when you’re feeling full all the time
Raspberry leaf blend: avoid in the first trimester, great in the last trimester to help prepare for labour and birth. Also good post birth, and for general female reproductive health.
Pregnancy: avoid in the first trimester, but perfect for the second and third trimesters.
Mama’s Milk: after birth to help with milk supply and breastfeeding.
Baby Bliss: especially good for breastfeeding mums to help a colicky and windy baby. Good for anyone at any time, especially if you’re feeling stressed or before bed to help sleep.
Relax: any time, for anyone, including pregnant or breastfeeding mamas.
Energise: best during the day, but not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding due to the herbs used. Perfect for anyone else who wants a natural pick me up!
Chill Out Dad: because dads need to relax, too. Work and parenting takes its toll on all of us, so this calming blend is designed especially for blokes.
Energise Dad: it’s not just mums who have sleepless nights with new babies. This tea will helps dads stay on top the game, at work and at home.
Ingredients: ginger root, lemongrass, peppermint, chamomile flower and meadowsweet (all organic)
You can drink Morning Wellness tea any time to help with upset tummy or feelings of nausea, but it’s especially good in the first trimester to help relieve morning sickness during early stages of pregnancy.
Drink it morning, noon and night!
Ingredients: peppermint leaf, ginger root, fennel seed, rose hip shells and marshmallow root (all organic)
Soothing tea can be drunk at any time, by anyone! It’s ideal to drink towards the end of pregnancy, when you’re starting to feel full all the time. It will help your digestion and help to ease that bloated feeling. Soothing tea will make life a little more comfortable for heavily pregnant mamas.
This refreshing tea is perfect for anyone to drink after meals to help soothe and calm your digestion. It’s caffeine free, as are all the teas from Mama Body Tea, so you can drink it at any time of the day or night.
Ingredients: raspberry leaf, peppermint and stinging nettle leaf (all organic)
Raspberry leaf tea should be avoided during the first trimester, but is super helpful during the third trimester and post birth. Drinking Mama Body Tea’s Raspberry leaf blend during the third trimester will help prepare your uterus and your body for birth.
After you’ve had your baby, drink Raspberry leaf blend to help decrease uterine swelling and cut down on post partum bleeding.
Raspberry leaf tea is rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc. It’s helpful for the health of women’s reproductive systems, so you can drink it at any time if you’re not pregnant.
A warning on raspberry leaf tea. Herbal teas can be very powerful, and it’s always best to consult your healthcare professional before you take herbal remedies. Don’t drink it until your third trimester, and then only drink 3 cups per day.
Ingredients: fenugreek seed, goats rue, fennel seed, caraway seed, spearmint leaf, aniseed, marshmallow root (all organic)
The Mama’s Milk tea has been blended especially to help increase your breast milk supply and promote a healthy milk flow. It helps assist you with breastfeeding, and also helps with digestion and to ease colic and wind symptoms in babies.
The naturopath blended ingredients include fenugreek seed, goats rue and fennel seeds, which are all known for their assistance with milk production, while spearmint, caraway and aniseed help with colic and wind, and marshmallow root helps with digestion for mums and babies.
The Mama’s Milk tea is fragrant and nourishing for all breastfeeding mums to enjoy.
Ingredients: fennel seed, chamomile flower, caraway seed and aniseed (all organic)
Baby Bliss tea can be drunk at any time, by any one. It’s a lovely calming cup of tea, and is ideal when you’re feeling stressed or need help to relax before getting to sleep.
Mama Body Tea’s organic Baby Bliss tea blend is full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A and C, Thiamine and Zinc. It can help settle and comfort your baby if they’re restless with colic, wind or teething.
While adults can drink this tea like any other tea, babies and toddlers have different recommendations:
- from 2 weeks to 3 months – give baby 20ml per day
- from 3 to 6 months – give baby 20-40ml per day
- from 6 to 12 months – give baby 40-60ml per day
- from 12 to 18 months – give your toddler 100ml per day
- from 18 months onwards – you can give your toddler 250ml per day
Herbal tea isn’t a substitute for breastmilk or formula, and it isn’t a remedy or a drug. Please consult your healthcare practitioner about the advisability of giving it to your baby or toddler, and check the recommended quantities. Always serve it lukewarm to cold (never hot!), and you can use a dropper, a bottle or a sippy cup.
You can browse the range of Mama Body Tea at Hello Charlie.