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Can Fenugreek Help Stimulate My Milk Production
I am taking shatavari but have not seen a big increase in milk production. In addition can I also take fenugreek capsules ?
Shatavari; fenugreek: Studies for shatavari for milk production have had varying results, & some studies in animals showed decreased birth size. Might be best to stop it & use fenugreek, which is commonly used to increase milk production. Discuss both these supplements with your OB before taking them. ...Read more
Yes; many things:: Yes, it is safe ; usually helps. It occ. Causes loose stools. See http://kellymom.Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/herbs/fenugreek/#effect other herbs like milk thistle, changes in feeding techniques, stress reduction, adequate rest etc. Also will help. See http://www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply ; http://kellymom.Com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/#increase. ...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?
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
Domperidone: Is not available in the us due to fda's ruling against it. Increasing lactation is a side effect rather than the original intended effect. The following site may shed light on how long it may be used in other countries: http://www.Nbci.Ca/index.Php?Option=com_content&view=article&id=15:domperidone-stopping&catid=5:information&itemid=17. ...Read more
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
Anytime is ok: It doesn't work for everyone, but it's worth a try. Make sure you are eating, drinking, and resting as best you can in between the feelings. ...Read more
Can u tell me if eating fenugreek and drinking milk will grow my breasts ?And if they can grow by them then how much time it will take?
No: You will grow your breasts if you gain weight because fat comprises a lot of the breast volume but it will also grow the rest of you too. ...Read more
What benefits are there in taking fenugreek, other than increasing milk supply for Breastfeeding mothers?
2 mos old baby, not enough milk, have a good electric pump. Using every 2-3 hrs. Taking fenugreek. Producing only13 oz within 24 hrs. Any suggestions?
Seek Help: Consult with your doctor and a certified lactation consultant.Above all make sure the baby is receiving enough milk as measured thru good growth, development and happiness.If not you may temporarily need some formula supplementation.Altho breast feeding is very, very important, the baby's health is moreso. ...Read more
Will fenugreek and milk thistle increase my milk supply if it is getting really low for my 8 month old? I am afraid if mot producing enough.
Neither: There really is no evidence for that.... If you want to know more go here:. ...Read more
Fenugreek: Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is. There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more
I besided I want to nursemy son again. I stopped a couple of months ago but I just purchase funugreek and milk thistle. Is this a good lacation blend?
Relactation: Starting to nurse again after quitting for a couple months is very difficult. It is unlikely that you would get a full supply, but you can try. Often it will take prescription medication and the use of a very good pump unless the baby is willing to nurse 8 to 12 times a day. ...Read more
Why suckling in a woman whose already got a baby stimulates milk production while it dosnt so in a girl?
Hormones !!!!!: During pregnancy your body is preparing for being able to care for the baby developing inside. Hormones prepare the breasts to make milk and to "let down" the milk in response to the infant crying or sucking. There is a lot going on inside a woman's body during pregnancy and at birth. ...Read more
Breast milk: Nurse more often or pump more often. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more
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