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Can Fenugreek Help Stimulate My Milk Production
Yes: Fenugreek is an herb found in a lot of mediterranean cooking, tastes like licorice. It has been shown, along with other herbs like blessed thistle, to bolster milk production. You can take it as a pill if black licorice isn't your thing, but it also comes in mother's milk tea, which you steep for 10 minutes before drinking. Keeping yourself well hydrated helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pumping helps stimulate production. Breasts respond to emptying whether it is by actual nursing or pumping. Mother's milk tea also helps increase production. Orlando has excellent lactation consultants who can also help a lot! i caution , moms not to pump between nursings if there are close together- every 2-3 hours- as this can just wear mom out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This preparation may increase supply in women and with rare exceptions is not associated with problems with the baby. Used in quantities of up to 3x3xdaily it can cause diarrhea in some women. Finding a source of reliable potency can be a problem with any herbal preparation. See hale, "medications and mothers milk 14ed.2010. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The best use of cabbage leaves I am aware of is frozen cabbage on the skin to relieve engorgement or sore nipples. Cheap, easy to come by, and many moms say it works wonders. When a mom wants to increase her milk supply, a multitude of factors come into play, so i meet with her in the office to properly assess her unique circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast milk: Nurse more often or pump more often. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more
I'm attempting to increase my milk production. I am taking fennel, and fenugreek, also drinking mothers milk tea. Will any of those affect drug screen?
Decrease feedings: Your body will adjust the amount of milk it produces depending on how much it perceives your baby needs. (that is why some mom's can successfully nurse twins.) that being said, if you cut down on the number of breastfeeding sessions (and offer either expressed breastmilk or formula), your body will over time cut back on the amount of milk it produces. Do this gradually to avoid engorgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Water: Make sure that you are drink enough water and that your are eating well. Many of my mom's forget that if there is not enough for you then there is not enough for you baby. Some people have used fenugreek or mother's milk tea to increase milk production. Fennel seed tea may also help. But good nutrition is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Blessed thistle, fenugreek, mother's milk tea. Homeopathic ricinus all can help with milk supply. ...Read more
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of fluids is the best way to increase milk supply. ...Read more
No: This does not give you larger breasts. ...Read more
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