Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers everywhere need resources like Herb Lore and their treasure-trove of alternative healing resources, information and herbal products.
David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
(Author, The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, Windows of the Womb)
Spring and summer are high-allergy times for many, breastfeeding moms included. The common approach is to take an anti-histimine to help alleviate the symptoms. You may not know, however, that these antihistimines can also decrease or dry up breastmilk! These medications are made to dry up secretions and fluids - it will not differentiate between the different body fluids and will commonly decrease breastmilk production. So keep this in mind if you're thinking of resorting to those anti-histimines!
A helpful and effective alternative is the herb Nettle (also known as Stinging Nettle). Its fine for use while pregnant or breastfeeding, and is highly nutritious. Many people swear by this herb to alleviate their allergy symptoms! Homeopathy is also very effective in alleviating allergies!