6 Great Beverages for Breastfeeding Mums

Hydration made easy.

Whether you’re a new mom, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of challenges, added to broken sleep, neck and body pains, fatigue, and other struggles new mothers face during the first few months of motherhood. Your hormones and emotions are likely to be all over the place during this time. You’re likely to feel more thirsty as a result of oxytocin effect produced during nursing. It is your body’s way of making sure that you are getting enough fluids to produce breast milk. Also, being hydrated influences your mood, energy levels and skin health.

To keep your breast milk supply up it’s important to stay well hydrated. This means you’re going to need to be sipping something throughout the day. And, as we know from our mothers, water is the best source of hydration. But let’s be honest –  water can get to be uninsipiring after a while. Here, our Gaggler team has created a list of flavourful options to keep your breast milk and mood flowing!


Sometimes you need more than ‘flat’ water. Seltzer is a great natural way to get your caffeine-free, fizzy fix – without any added sugars. Seltzer is available in plain or exotic flavours. You can also make your own flavoured seltzer at home by cutting up your favourite fruits and adding it to plain seltzer. Check out your nearest grocery store to see what flavours they offer or add some freshly cut fruits to make a pitcher of flavour-infused seltzer.

Nut Milk

Dairy is the most common cause of baby reflux or eczema. If your baby is reacting to dairy in your diet, nut milk is an excellent alternative. Almond  milk is a great choice to start with. Almond milk comes in a variety of flavours, making the switch from cow’s milk to almond milk more palatable. It’s important to speak with your doctor first before making the switch to rule out any allergies to almonds. Whilst almond milk is not an animal based product, it does provide protein and does not contain cholesterol. The Omega-3 Fatty Acids boost your immunity, improves eyesight and helps fight stress. 

Take a cup of raw almonds, add 3 cups water, 3 pitted dates, and a pinch of salt. Blend well in a high-powered blender and filter the liquid through a strainer to get your delicious almond milk. The residual almond meal can be used to make flour that is gluten-free. If your doctor allows, you can replace the cow’s milk in your postnatal diet with nut milk.

Herbal Tea

A great option for healing and postpartum recovery, herbal teas are excellent for mums who enjoy a nice cup of aromatic ‘liquid hugs’ every day. A few herbs, such as peppermint and lemon balm, are used to medically decrease milk supply. Packed with essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and strawberries, the Namastea Pretty Berry Tea helps to improve the health and look of your skin, hair, and scalp in addition to its fantastic taste. Pretty Berry is a fantastic cosmetic product when combined with rose petals, which help improve the appearance of skin. Strawberry and Passion fruit are known for postpartum recovery.

Bone Broth

Pregnant women and new mums require nutrient-dense food which include a healthy dose of calcium, magnesium, glycine, zinc, iron, boron, manganese, carbs, phosphorus, and selenium. Bone broth helps with gut health and is packed with collagen, maximising  nutrients for both mum and baby. Bone broth is an excellent source of B2 and B12. It also helps as an aid for gastrointestinal issues and keeps the joints strong. A healthy dose of vegetables, aromatic herbs and apple cider vinegar can be added to your broth for additional nutrients and benefits. The glycine and collagen helps to rebuild tissues in the uterus and the abdomen area making it a great choice for postpartum healing. Bone broth made from fish contains nutrients, iodine and collagen which help in managing issues related to thyroid. Bone broth helps in elevating mood and energy levels adding to your hydration routine.

Fennel Water

Making fennel water part of your recovery diet helps to manage hormones naturally. Add one teaspoon of fennel, one liter of water, raw honey or natural sugar and boil together before filtering through a strainer to enjoy! This blend is rich in fiber, the antioxidants accelerate metabolism and cut out the absorption of unnecessary fats. If you are a fan of Ayurveda, you would know that fennel water acts similarly to the hormone Oestrogen in your postpartum diet. You can also boil fennel in water, strain, and add a  Namastea Sweet Dream – Chamomile and Honey tea bag to prepare your drink. This blend helps balance out Vata, Pitta and Kapha – the three body energies –  according to Ayurveda.

Coconut Water

Coconut water stimulates breast milk secretion and increases capric and lauric acids in breast milk, both strengthen your baby’s immunity and aid in the overall bone and brain development. Coconut water also protects newborns from several harmful infections due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Coconut water is considered to be a coolant, a digestive stimulant and a balancing beverage with high levels of potassium. It cleanses and soothes the digestive tract and has life-restoring capacity. Coconut water from a tender coconut helps cleanse the urinary tract. It has been voted the world’s safest natural soft drink known for renewing emotional stability and reducing inflammation as well as flushing out toxins from the body.

“Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby, and the earth.” Pamela K. Wiggins,  one of the first women to become certified as a Lactation Consultant. To keep your breast milk supply up, it is essential to stay hydrated, which means you’re going to need to be sipping something most of the day. When you are hydrated, feeling good and well rested your body will recover faster making you a happy new mum. 


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Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Crystal Water Bottles

Positively energised.

Crystal-infused water bottles have been gaining popularity among wellness enthusiasts in recent years. These bottles, designed to infuse water with the healing properties of crystals, enhance the energy and benefits of the water. Read more to learn how to use these unique bottles.

Different crystals are associated with different properties and energies. For example, amethyst is believed to promote peace and relaxation, while rose quartz, is with love and compassion. Research or consult with a crystal healer to determine which crystal would be most beneficial for you. It’s important to choose the right crystal for your needs.

All of us at Gaggler are obsessed with wellness, water, and the wonderful healing properties of crystals. Joining the club with the likes of Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham, we believe that crystals hold energy and are the gateway to physical and emotional benefits. While it is not scientifically proven, crystal-infused water may just be the placebo effect we are looking to incorporate into our healing.

Why Use Healing Crystals?

Healing crystals have been used for centuries by different cultures as a form of alternative healing. They are believed to have unique properties that can assist in the healing of physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. In recent years, there has been a surge in popularity for these crystals, with people turning to them as a form of self-care and holistic healing. But what exactly are healing crystals made of, how do you select the best one for you, and how do you care for them?

What Are Healing Crystals Made Of?

Healing crystals are made of minerals that are found in the earth’s crust. These minerals are believed to have specific energetic properties that can affect our own energy fields. Crystals are formed from the cooling of molten rock (magma) or the evaporation of mineral-rich water. The minerals form into a crystalline structure, which is what gives each crystal its unique qualities. 

For example, amethyst is said to help with anxiety and stress, while rose quartz is believed to promote love and emotional healing. Some crystals, such as clear quartz, are said to have universal healing properties and can be used for a variety of purposes.

Selecting the Best Crystal for You

Selecting the right crystal for you is a personal and intuitive process. You may be drawn to a particular crystal based on its appearance or the way it makes you feel. Here are some tips to help you select the best crystal for you:

Research: Do some research on the different types of crystals and their properties. This can help you narrow your choices and find a crystal that aligns with your specific needs.

Trust your intuition: When selecting a crystal, trust your intuition. You may be drawn to a certain color or shape or feel a strong connection to a particular crystal. Listen to your instincts and choose the crystal that feels right for you.

Hold the crystal: Hold the crystal in your hand and feel its energy. Does it feel warm or cold? Heavy or light? Pay attention to the way the crystal makes you feel.

Ask for guidance: If you’re having trouble selecting a crystal, ask for guidance. Close your eyes and ask the universe to guide you to the crystal that is best for you.

Once you’ve chosen your crystal, start by cleansing it to remove any negative energy. You can do this by holding it under running water, smudging it, or placing it on a bed of salt. Next, fill your crystal-infused water bottle with fresh, filtered water for several hours or overnight. The longer the crystal is in the water, the more potent the infusion will be. Take a moment to set an intention for your water. This can be a simple affirmation or a specific goal you wish to focus on. In this way, you will direct the energy of the crystal-infused water toward a particular outcome.

To care for your crystal-infused water bottle, be sure to clean it with hot, soapy water. Avoid exposing the bottle to extreme temperatures or dropping it, as this can damage the crystal inside.

Benefits of Drinking Crystal-Infused Water

Water is a powerful cleanser and purifier. When a crystal is placed in water, the water molecules absorb the energy from the crystal, creating a vibrational imprint of the crystal’s energy in the water. This is because water is a highly receptive element that can absorb and transmit energy.

It has been scientifically proven that water has memory and can hold information in the form of vibrational frequencies. When a crystal is placed in water, its vibrational frequency is transferred to the water molecules, creating crystal-infused water that can be used for consumption. It is a simple and effective way to access the healing properties of the crystals and promote overall well-being.

Wellness in a Bottle

Crystal-infused water bottles are designed to help harness the power of crystals. Each crystal has its unique properties, and the water bottles are specifically designed to match the properties to the corresponding centers, also known as chakras, in the body. For example, the Rose Quartz crystal is known to promote self-love, compassion, and healing of the heart chakra, while the Amethyst crystal is known to enhance intuition and calmness.

Crystal-infused water bottles also provide physical benefits. For instance, many crystals are believed to have detoxifying properties and aid in removing toxins from your body. Some crystals are also believed to enhance the immune system or improve digestion.

A good quality crystal-infused water bottle is made from lead-free borosilicate glass, ensuring the water remains safe for consumption. The crystals are placed in the bottle, and the stainless steel and silicone seal keeps them securely in place. Fascinated by crystal-infused water bottles as much as we are? We have recommended a few below if you’re interested in incorporating crystal-infused water into your daily routine.


Aventurine Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00


Amethyst Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00


Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00

Crystal-Infused water bottles are a recent trend that has rapidly gained popularity in the wellness community. While the scientific evidence supporting the claims made regarding their benefits is limited, many people who have used crystals, swear by them. Gaggler founder, Monica, started using crystals 2 years ago and is always seen with a stack of crystals on her wrist. Using a crystal-infused water bottle is a stylish and convenient way to stay hydrated throughout the day and explore the power of crystal healing, if wearing crystals isn’t for you.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians, medical practitioners, or industry experts, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Gaggler.


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