Is Peppermint Safe while Breastfeeding?The first place I remember reading that peppermint (Mentha x piperita) oil may be contraindicated for nursing mothers was in Sheila Humphrey’s The Nursing Mother’s Herbal (a favorite of mine, by the way). In this text, Humphrey mentions a case study involving a mother who eats large amounts of Altoids and experiences

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One of the best suggestions I received while pregnant was to stop spending so much time preparing for the birth and to start thinking about what to do with the baby once he/she arrives. If you’re planning to breastfeed, you’ll also need to think about some associated logistics. Many new mamas haven’t considered the need

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