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Old 07-20-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Anyone else always taking fenugreek all the time...

I`m working to keep my supply up so I can give BM to DS and I can donate. So far, so good! I`m taking fenugreek every day. Wondering if anyone else does this on a long term basis and if there are any side effects I should be concerned about.

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I`m working to keep my supply up so I can give BM to DS and I can donate. So far, so good! I`m taking fenugreek every day. Wondering if anyone else does this on a long term basis and if there are any side effects I should be concerned about.

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I've been taking it on and off for 6 months or so. I recently started taking chlorophyll which has increased my supply so I don't take as many fenugreek. My only side effect besides the maple syrup smell is if I take too many (one time I forgot I had taken them, it was a crazy day, and so I took two more a couple hours later) and I had a majorly upset stomach. Then again, my sis took 3 caps 3 times a day. I take two twice a day, or I did, now I take one twice. Hth.
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Re: Anyone else always taking fenugreek all the time...

I take between 2-4 a day. I have no side effects yet.
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Re: Anyone else always taking fenugreek all the time...

I used to take it all the time towards the end of BFing my daughter. I smelled like maple syrup but nothing bad happened.
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Re: Anyone else always taking fenugreek all the time...

As an aside, I wonder what would happen if you didn't take the fenugreek but still nursed and pumped as usual. I don't take anything--I just "demand" that my body produces milk when my nurslings and pump want it, and it obliges! I'm not the sole donor for my milk baby, though, so I don't worry about meeting a particular goal for pumping sessions. But I do generally get between 6 and 8 oz per pumping session, which is above average.

I say this because the primary driving factor behind milk production is emptying the breast.
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As an aside, I wonder what would happen if you didn't take the fenugreek but still nursed and pumped as usual. I don't take anything--I just "demand" that my body produces milk when my nurslings and pump want it, and it obliges! I'm not the sole donor for my milk baby, though, so I don't worry about meeting a particular goal for pumping sessions. But I do generally get between 6 and 8 oz per pumping session, which is above average.

I say this because the primary driving factor behind milk production is emptying the breast.
I stopped taking fenugreek shortly after this post, mostly because I forgot, but then I found out I can't donate milk to the milk bank if I take it. I'm still averaging 10oz per day of extra milk, so I think I'm ok

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