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Can fenugreek help stimulate my milk supply?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Pros: has been used for centuries; pleasant licorice taste; found in many indian dishes; associated with increased breast milk production.
Cons: no good scientific studies showing benefit; usually found with other herbs in lactation-promoting meds, so hard to say what is placebo; may cause diarrhea; may cause you to have a maple syrup smell. Bottom line: safe to try, but don't rely on it.

In brief: Yes
Pros: has been used for centuries; pleasant licorice taste; found in many indian dishes; associated with increased breast milk production.
Cons: no good scientific studies showing benefit; usually found with other herbs in lactation-promoting meds, so hard to say what is placebo; may cause diarrhea; may cause you to have a maple syrup smell. Bottom line: safe to try, but don't rely on it.
Dr. Paul Trani
Dr. Paul Trani
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