Congratulations on your new baby and taking the best care of both of you by breastfeeding solely right now. Even though the amounts of herbs in our cleansing kits such as sage (Salvia officinalis) are considered generally safe, pregnancy and breastfeeding are a more special time.
If you feel you need a cleanse now, I can recommend the gentle 30 day cleanse using just Toxin Absorber (not Digestive Stimulator or our other blends). This packet contains vegetable fiber including apple pectin and psyllium husks, plus bentonite clay, and either ginger or peppermint to improve the way fiber works in our systems. This mild program using only one packet taken before bed is safe for you and your baby now, with two important conditions:
1) You will also need to drink 8 glasses of water, unsweetened herb tea, or other liquids every day. Otherwise, the fiber and clay would tend to absorb some of the normal moisture in your body, leaving you constipated -- the opposite of what you want! Anyway, all breastfeeding moms need extra hydration, so, please, no skimping on healthy water intake for you! Not to mention, there are several general health benefits, inside and out, from all this water and cleansing fiber.
2) Take the fiber supplement 3 hours after dinner and two or more hours away from any prescriptions you take, so that you get the maximum benefit from nutrients and any required medication.
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