Bloom Greens Consumption During Lactation: What to Know
Empathic Parenting Guide: Bloom Greens and Breastfeeding Green Powder was created by influencer Mari Llewellyn and her husband in 2019. While it is popular among women on platforms like TikTok, it has some ingredients that make breastfeeding mothers wonder if this supplement can really boost milk supply.
One scoop of the powder contains 15 calories, 3 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber. It also has 0.6 milligrams of iron and 5 milligrams of sodium. Additionally, it contains seven different blends including a fiber blend, green superfood, pre- and probiotic, fruit and vegetable, antioxidant beauty and digestive enzymes as well as an adaptogenic blend. Depending on the flavor, a serving also has between 57 and 95 milligrams of stevia extract.
Can I Drink Bloom Greens While Breastfeeding? – FAQs
Among these ingredients, the most alarming for breastfeeding mothers is the ashwagandha blend which includes ashwagandha root, rhodiola root, eleuthero and ginseng adaptogens that may interfere with hormones and lead to lowered milk production. There is also spirulina and chlorella in the formula which may contain heavy metals, toxins or allergens that could harm a nursing baby.
Additionally, the stevia in the formula can lead to gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms for some people who aren’t used to these sweeteners. If this is a concern, it’s best to choose another green powder that is free of these additives. However, it’s still worth trying Bloom Greens to see if it helps increase your milk supply and supports your health as you breastfeed.