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Anyone drink Yerba Mate?

Did you during pregnancy or while nursing? I absolutely LOVE it and held off during pregnancy, but I have been breast feeding for three months and was craving some again.


Asked by bluelady27 at 10:13 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • According to Medications and Mother's Milk by Dr. T. Hale, mate tea is one of a few herbs contraindicated during breastfeeding.
    On they state "This herb is a popular tea in South America. It contains caffeine (0.3-2.0%), and is a stimulant and a diuretic. The American Herbal Products Association notes that this herb is not recommended for excessive or long-term use."

    I'd say no :-(

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:16 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • :( Bummer.

    Answer by bluelady27 at 10:16 PM on Jun. 7, 2009