Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2006, 05:16 PM   #1
daizydoo
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 523
Question Fenugreek ?'s


I just picked up some fenugreek today to try to up my supply. My daughter is eating off both sides and is still acting hungry and I've heard alot about fenugreek increasing supply- my ? is do you just take it until your supply increases then stop or do you continue to take it. This may be a stupid ? but everyone I talked to about it told me they smell like maple syrup and I was didn't know if you would attract more bugs because of smelling sweet. We are just getting into our mosquito season and usually bugs are attracted to sweet smells. As I said this may be a silly ? but it got me thinking about that. Thanks for any input.

Debbie
daizydoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #2
~stacy~'s Avatar
~stacy~
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,434
My Mood:
Re: Fenugreek ?'s

I'm pretty sure you have to keep taking it. I think it makes you smell more like spicey indian food (curry) than sweet. But that's just my
I think using hairspray will attract more bugs than taking fenugreek will. I took it in the summer and had no more problems with bugs than usual. Unfortunately, I started taking mine about 3 months into nursing and it had no noticeable effect. I hear the earlier you start taking it the more effective it is. But, that said, there were plenty of times that it seemed DS drained both sides and was still hungry. It was very frustrating for us both, but it turned out to only last about a week at a time before my supply upped itself naturally. I think it was just typical growth spurts. We both made it through fine and he still gained weight just fine. We are still happily nursing at 13 months and my supply is as strong as ever. I think as long as she keeps gaining okay you can expect a few bumps in the road and not worry about it too much.

Good luck!

Stacy
__________________
Stacy, mom to two very spirited boys... Thomas and Patrick
Just trying to keep up with them - lol!
~stacy~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
Kimmomy2dom
Mmmm Saucers eating chocolate
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: I'm halfway across the country, but weirdos have a way of teleporting!
Posts: 9,575
My Mood:
Re: Fenugreek ?'s

I sure smelled like maple syrup, LOL. I can't tell you much about bugs - it was winter when I took mine but I doubt you'd attract A LOT more. I think sooner or later you could stop taking it after you up your supply. After that nursing should keep your supply high enough... is there an LC that you can find around there to ask, too? You can also try and wean yourself off of it slowly and see what you think.
Kimmomy2dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
negrapy's Avatar
negrapy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest Desert
Posts: 19,048
My Mood:
Re: Fenugreek ?'s

Maybe you daughter is just going through a growth spurt and your production will catch up quick Or maybe she is just a sucker (mine was and had colic...imagine the possibilities LOL)
but if not I took the fgreek with blessed thistle, supposed to have better results and the doc said if you don't smell like it you aren't taking enough. My husband said I smelled like pancakes Made him hungry. But I quit taking it after a little while becuase I was always too engorged so obviously my baby's problem wasn't hunger even though it seemed like it. And now four months later he has two chins. Try reading Dr. Jack Newman's breast feeing articles. Just type in those words and it will be easy to find. He is a specialist in Toronto, Ca
Our bodies are amazing that they can almost always match what our babies need. Don't get discourage. Check other factors to see if your baby is gaining weight and making change her diapers, she could be restless for lots of other reasons, even including teething depending on how old she is
__________________
negrapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
Tummy
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 226
My Mood:
Re: Fenugreek ?'s

I took Fenugreek for a while.. maple is the right smell!!! I did not attract more or less bugs, but can tell you that I did not need to wear deoderant (not that I wear it anyway).

It was not a matter of taking it for a week and then stoping for me. I kept taking it to keep up the suply.
__________________
)0( ~! Intactalactivist !~ )0(
Tummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
~stacy~'s Avatar
~stacy~
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,434
My Mood:
Re: Fenugreek ?'s

Oh yeah, I took it with Blessed Thistle too. I have a book by Jack Newman that recommended that. I also found Dr. Jay Gordon's website extremely helpful in what to expect when going through growth spurts as well as a bunch of other stuff I didn't expect or know what to do about with breastfeeding. You can check it out at: http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/index.asp

GL!
__________________
Stacy, mom to two very spirited boys... Thomas and Patrick
Just trying to keep up with them - lol!
~stacy~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.