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Doctor insights on: What Foods Or Herbs Can Make People Lactate

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What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

Fenugreek: There have been a number of herbs, spices and foods used traditionally to stimulate milk production, including asparagus, milk thistle, brewer's yeast, and alfalfa. But fenugreek is probably the most used and has the best evidence supporting it. Working with a lactation consultant is my favorite way to increase milk supply. ...Read more

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Lactate (Definition)

Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more


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Can certain foods make you lactate?

Can certain foods  make you lactate?

Not foods, drugs: I am unaware of foods causing lactation, but certain psychoactive drugs can result in hyperprolactinemia, an abnormal rise in a hormone from the brain that can result in milk production. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of nourishing food while lactating, could my baby be lacking in anything?

If I eat a lot of nourishing food while lactating, could my baby be lacking in anything?

How old is baby: If baby is 6 months old or less, then no - breast milk is perfect and all the baby needs. Starting rice cereal (baby cereal) at 6 months is a good idea, but keep breast feeding too. ...Read more

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What herbs can i take to help with lactating AND how can i tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

What herbs can i take to help with lactating AND how can i tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read more

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When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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What is re-lactating?

Rebuilding nursing: Re-lactation is trying to re-establish or restart a moms milk supply after it has decreased or dried up. ...Read more

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What are lactated ringers?

What are lactated ringers?

Lactated Ringer's: Lactated Ringer's is a solution used intravenously for electrolyte/ fluid replenishment. ...Read more