Milk is a complete food gifted by Mother Nature to nurture life. It is deeply nourishing when used appropriately, and can be a strong medicine for postpartum nursing mothers. Milk is the most rejuvenative food according to Ayurveda, and has the ability to nourish your deepest tissue layers quicker than any other food. Drinking a hot milk tonic daily is a essential addition to your postpartum diet, aiding a strong and healthy recovery.

The quality of your milk makes all the difference. Always buy the freshest milk available. Never drink cold milk. Always bring it to a boil before you drink it. This simplifies the milk protein for easier digestion as well as reduces it’s heaviness.

It is also important to buy non-homogenized “cream top” milk, if at all possible. The process of homogenization mixes the cream into the main body of the milk, so it is of uniform consistency and has a longer shelf life. This is an unnatural process that is difficult for the body to assimilate. Consequently, these particles are not properly absorbed into the intestinal wall, and can become a toxin instead of a medicine.

Mama’s Hot Milk Tonic Chai combines milk with delicious digestive spices that are particularly healing postpartum. The marriage of these ingredients create a powerful rejuvenative tonic. Add some iron-rich sweetener and you have your own specialty chai! Sorry mamas, but it’s better to skip the overstimulating black tea of traditional chai. A foundational principle in postpartum care is to minimize stimulation, not encourage it!  This hot milk tonic will sooth your nerves, encourage healthy digestion and elimination, restore strength and vitality as well as build a healthy milk supply. A soothing hot milk tonic is one of your most valuable assets for a strong and healthy recovery .

Mama’s Hot Milk Tonic Chai

Enjoy this sweet, heavenly chai daily for wonderful postpartum benefits.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Ayurvedic Postpartum
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ameya



  • Bring all ingredients to a boil.
  • Make sure to watch that it doesn't boil over.
  • Turn down to a simmer and partially cover.
  • Simmer 10 minutes, then take off the heat.
  • Let steep 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. Shannon

    Delicious!! I am loving all of your postpartum recipes. My little guy is three weeks and having colic issues so I amgiving your postpartum plan a try even though I didn’t start at day one. Here is hoping it helps us out😊

    • Ameya

      Great Shannon, I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes! If you follow the postpartum planner eBook and give it a little time, I’m sure your little one will be feeling better soon. I would love to hear back from you in a few weeks, please let us know how your sweet one is progressing! Don’t forget daily baby massage. It is incredibly helpful in cases of baby colic. I wish you and your little one the best!

  2. Dana

    Sounds so good! Will using non dairy milk such as homemade almond or cashew milk have the same health benefits as cows milk?

    • Ameya

      Fresh almond milk is the closest vegan alternative to cow’s milk. It is extremely rejuvenative.

  3. Flor

    How often can during the day can I drink spiced milk ?

    • Ameya

      It is best to drink spiced milk by itself and allow at least a couple of hours of digestion. First thing in the morning and again before bed are great times for spiced milk. Any time can work as long as it isn’t within 3 hours of eating food containing salt.

  4. Janelle

    What is iron rich sweetener?

    • Ameya

      Iron rich sweetener includes molasses, maple syrup and raw sugar. Raw sugar is brown in color because the molasses has not been removed, unlike refined white sugar. Examples of raw brown sugar are sucanant, jaggary, coconut sugar, and rapadura. Most of these are easily found at a natural food store and jaggary you can get at Indian grocers. Regular brown sugar goes through a refinement process where the molasses is removed and then added back in. This is not recommended for postpartum if it can be avoided.


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