If you are pregnant or have breastfed, you have probably heard about jungle juice and it’s benefits for breastfeeding.
Jungle juice recommended to help with milk production and energy and is made up of blackberry thorn elixir, juice, water and rehidrate (recipe below).
With Paige I tried a number of things to boost my milk production, without success and optimistically, I tried again with Ethan, with even less success. That’s not to say jungle juice doesn’t help with milk production – it does for most moms and it is beneficial for you either way – I just don’t produce enough milk.
Well, a few months back at a baby expo I spotted this new product, jujuice powder, and bought a box ready for Ethan’s arrival. It is essentially jungle juice in sachet form which is genius as it’s easy to make and it also great value.
There are 10 sachets in a box of jujuice and a box sells online for R225 (cheaper if you buy 2 or more boxes). That’s R22.50 a litre. If you work out the cost of making your own jungle juice (I did this after a friend told me the cost and I couldn’t believe it and had to check for myself) it is R50 a litre! The elixir is particularly pricey.
The other benefit of jujuice is it’s easy to make up anywhere. I had my sachets packed in my hospital bag and made it up in hospital from day 1. The nurses were very impressed when I told them about it after noticing my jug of pink juice next to my bed. jujuice is 100% natural, preservative free, free from artificial sweeteners and colourants, high in energy and a source of Vitamin C.
50ml Schlehen Elixir
1 litre Apple/Cranberry Juice
2 litres Water
1 Sachet Rehidrate
10 – 12 drops Rescue remedy per glass (optional)