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Old 09-15-2010, 10:04 PM   #4
Shikoba
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Re: success story: overcoming insufficient glandular tissue

Oh! Good luck bnc! I hope you are able to produce mre this time. I had IV reglan after I delivered, and I really think it gave me the boost I needed, my milk came in after 2days, it took 8 with my son.

Themaelane, I eat things like oatmeal with almond butter, add flax & sesame seedsto food, snack on hummus and carrots, use malt barley as a sweetener, among others. I also eat a lot of omega-3s, they have been shown to change the type of fat in breastmilk. The book motherfood gives very good explanations of why certain foods help with lactation. I highly rec. For anyone who is struggling! Here's the "shopping list" from it.

meats:
chicken
turkey
venison
crab
squid

grains:
barley (pearled or flakes)
oatmeal (whole or flakes)
corn meal (coarse or fine)
buckwheat
brown and white rice
quinoa
amaranth

legumes:
chickpeas
lentils
mungbeans
kidney, black or white beans
lima beans
green beans
peas

unsalted nuts and seeds:
sesame
black seeds (nigella sativa)
almonds
cashews
pecans
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds

Dried foods:
apricots
dates
figs

fresh fruits and berries
apricots
peaches
nectarines
plums
sweet cherries
figs
papaya
all berries (but take caution if you have low supply)

breads and crackers:
whole grain bread and crackers
pumpernickle
sour dough
rye
moshi, rice cakes

spreads:
tahini
gomasio
almond butter
hummus

natural, mineral-rich sugars:
malt syrup or powder
blackstrap molasses
honey
maple syrup

special foods:
coffee substitute based one barley, rye, figs, malt, chicory
green-drink
rice milk
almond milk
coconut flakes
coconut milk
seaweed

condiments:
onion
garlic
ginger root

oils:
cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
cold pressed sesame seed oil
coconut oil
butter

spices:
sea salt
fennel seed powder
cumin seed powder
fenugreek seed powder
fennel seed
dill seed
caraway seed
aniseed
turmeric
coriander
cinnamon
ginger
curry mix (mild)
basil
marjoram
thyme
black peppercorn

vegetables:
asparagus
artichoke
string bean or green bean
peas, snow peas, sugar peas
dark leafy green vegetables including butter lettuce, romaine, endive, arugula, baby spinach, water cress , dandelion greens, beet greens
radicchio
fennel
carrots
beets
cauliflower
broccoli
swiss chard
sweet potato or yam
potato
jerusalem artichoke
root of water lotus
kale

potentially anti-lactogenic if taken in large quantities
rosemary
thyme
peppermint, spearmint (food, candy, mint flavor
sage
parsley

possible anti-lactogenic for people with chronic low supply
soft drinks, carbonated beverages
coffee, black tea, green tea
chocolate
citric acid in foods and juice
vitamin c supplements
vitamin b6 - don't take more than 200 mg per day
aspartame
orange juice, citric fruit juice
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