Breastfeeding and Peppermint: Does it affect milk supply?

Breastfeeding and Peppermint: Does it affect milk supply?

As holiday prep begins, peppermint mochas and candy canes become just as synonymous with the season as Christmas shopping and going home for the holidays. There’s no question about it. The smell of peppermint is in the air! But as Starbucks releases their Holiday Drink Lineup, so many of the already caffeine-deprived moms I work with begin to ask questions regarding the safety of a cup - or any other treat - full of peppermint deliciousness while they’re nursing. So, the question is — is is safe to consume peppermint while breastfeeding?