How to remove nervous tension of a nursing mom

Nervous tension associated with pregnancy and childbirth, and then with the worries of a newborn, can accumulate and manifest as stress, anxiety and nervousness, especially in the first weeks. If you are breastfeeding, medications and tools that have a calming action to take is strictly forbidden, since they have dangerous substances, contraindicated during breast-feeding.

Try to improve your mood, walking in the fresh air, socializing with people that cause you pleasant emotions, instill in you optimism. But if you decide to stabilize your emotional state to drink herbal teas and infusions, do not choose their own, you still need to consult a doctor. Soothing herbs and herbal teas will also help you, but use them should be dosed and in strict accordance with the recommendations of the doctor.
To calm your nerves and lift the mood, use massage and aromatherapy. Relieve stress essential oil of pine needles, sandalwood and mint.

Folk remedies calming effect for nursing mothers

Sedative effect of medicinal plants and herbs, a part of which are alkaloids and essential oils. These include: mint, motherwort, Valerian, passionflower, lemon balm, verbena officinalis.

The safest of these are Valerian and motherwort. But it is better not to buy at the pharmacy Valerian drops or tablets, and to prepare a tincture for themselves. The infusion of Valerian and motherwort is prepared the same way: pour 15 g of dried Valerian root or motherwort dried leaves of Cup of boiling water and steep for 15-20 minutes, then cool, strain and drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals. A calming effect even the inhalation of Valerian alternately breathe them over the bottle with the tincture for 15 minutes.
Buying herbal teas, be sure to pay attention to their contents and inspect the properties of all the herbs that they contain.

Mint can also relieve emotional tension, but with breastfeeding it is not recommended to drink because it can reduce the amount of milk, but with verbena, on the contrary, it enlarges, acting as a hypnotic and sedative. Promote lactation and soothe frayed nerves herbal tea with chamomile, nettle and lemongrass, mixed in equal proportions. Brew it in a thermos 1 teaspoon to 1 liter of water and drink, eating honey.