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What Herbs Can Make Me 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to get my g/f to lactate even though she's not pregnant & is only taking estrogen & progesterone (b/c she lacks that)? Any herbs, etc?
Yes, but why?: Men have all the necessary plumbing for lactation and, under certain pathologic conditions, will lactate (the medical term is galactorhea). However, it is not physiologically normal for men to do this but is most often a symptom of something out of whack hormonally. If this is you, see your doc for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relactation Possible: Relactation is possible and might require some medical intervention. Check in with your physician and lactation consultant re your options. Here are helpful websites: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/pages/relactation.Aspx?Nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=error%3a+no+local+token http://breastfeedingonline.Com/ htt. ...Read more