Suck It Up


Pregnancy is all about restraint — no physical exertion, no Pinot, no putting more than six pickles in your Cherry Garcia.

But you needn’t hold back with Mamatini, an herbal drink for nursing women and expectant moms of at least 36 weeks. Developed by a pediatrician, the ginger/mint-flavored concoction is said to increase milk supply, boost energy, and absorb nutrients that get (literally) sucked out during breastfeeding.

Its formula is secret, but colic-reducing fennel; sleep-promoting chamomile; and vitamins A, B, C, and D promote well-being.

And help your cups runneth over.

Available at Yummy Mummy, 1201 Lexington Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets (212-879-8669 or yummymummystore.com); online at drinkmamatini.

this week in new york!

Math Midway
What: Learn about numbers by using patterns, building geometrical sculptures, and spinning the Wheel of Chance.
Why: That sums it up.
When: Sat.-Apr. 18. Tues.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens (718-699-0005).

Hot Peas ’N Butter

What: Move to a mix of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, jazz, folk, and rock beats.
Why: Pretty peas.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens. Tickets online at queenstheatre.org or 718-760-0064.

Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona
The classic tale about a good witch and her magic pasta pot plays out to music.
Why: Noodle around.
When: Sat., 1:30 p.m.
Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. Tickets online at smarttix.com or 212-220-1460.

Photo: Theresa Raffetto / Courtesy of Mamatini

Flushing Meadows
Corona Park
New York, NY 11375
1201 Lexington Ave
bt 81st & 82nd Sts
New York, NY 10028
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
47-01 111th St
Flushing Meadows, NY 11368