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Old 12-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Fenugreek - how to?

I want to take fenugreek at least until I have my IUD Removed (in pretty sure my milk supply has dropped since I've had it).
So where can I find it? Does it come in capsules? Powder? Tea? How much should I take?

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: Fenugreek - how to?

health food store. capsules. i took 3 capsules, 3 times a day.
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Re: Fenugreek - how to?

I used the mother's milk tea (has fenugreek in it), 3 cups per day & my supply increased within a few days. Unfortunately, I think it also contributed to some gas, diarrhea, & stomach upset for DD.
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I got mine from vitacost. They give you $10 free on your first purchase. They have subscribe discounts and frequently their vitacost brand is bogo half off. $25 min purchase for free shipping on vitacost brands. I then took 3-4 times 3x day
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I bought the capsules at walmart and followed the recommended dosage on kellymom.
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Got mine on Amazon. Followed kellymoms suggested amount.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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Re: Fenugreek - how to?

One note about dosage, they say take it until you smell like maple syrup! I never got that far, but I do have to say that if I only took 6-9 capsules a day, I didn't notice a big difference in milk production but when I took more like 9-12 capsules over the course of a day, I had increased production. Once you increase, a lot of people can just stop taking the fenugreek or can drop back to a maintenance dose.
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One note about dosage, they say take it until you smell like maple syrup! I never got that far, but I do have to say that if I only took 6-9 capsules a day, I didn't notice a big difference in milk production but when I took more like 9-12 capsules over the course of a day, I had increased production. Once you increase, a lot of people can just stop taking the fenugreek or can drop back to a maintenance dose.
Yes, I only had (& only wanted) a small bump in production. I went from needing to supplement w/ 1-2 bottles per day to not needing to supplement & being able to pump a bit extra if I had time, but I didn't really smell like maple syrup...but I don't sweat much anyway.
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Yes, I only had (& only wanted) a small bump in production. I went from needing to supplement w/ 1-2 bottles per day to not needing to supplement & being able to pump a bit extra if I had time, but I didn't really smell like maple syrup...but I don't sweat much anyway.
oh honey... it wasn't just sweat, lol. my PEE smelled like syrup!
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