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Old 08-13-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Safe herbal remedies to take to boost supply?

I will make my story as short as possible . I had my dd 3 weeks ago. She was born a month early and was in the NICu for a little over a week. During that time, they made me pump and give it to her through her feeding tube and then a bottle. THis put a damper on bf'ing when she got out. I ended up not being able to nurse her anymore b/c I wasn't producing enough. Turns out, pumping wasn't helping either. So she has been on formula for the past week and a half. All of a sudden today, she was rooting like crazy and so I put her on my breast and she latched fabulously. I squeezed my breast to see if anything was still in there ( I had dried up, or so I thought) and sure enough, little droplets came out. She nursed for about 10 mins on one side before she fell asleep and I could def hear her sucking and swallowing. I guess my question is, should I just let her nurse and then give her a bottle or should I only nurse exclusively and assume she's getting enough? My other question is, what can i safely take to boost my supply? I have supply issues even when I don't have preemies.

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: Safe herbal remedies to take to boost supply?

My vote is for goat's rue tincture! I tried all the galactogogues and goat's rue tincture was the only thing that helped at all. Easy to use, fast, convenient, available in bulk, and I noticed no side effects.
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check out kellymom for a list of herbs and WTG!!!!
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Re: Safe herbal remedies to take to boost supply?

thanks for this thread. i've noticed a sudden drop in supply at 4 months and am interested in what other mamas have to say.

i'm currently doing fenugreek, and thinking of added brewer's yeast to my oatmeal. will look into this goat rue thing.
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Re: Safe herbal remedies to take to boost supply?

I take Fenugreek whenever I feel I'm getting low. I bought the loose powder from a herb/spice store (Penzy's Spices). It was much cheaper than buying the capsules from a supplement store. I got 3 ounces for $3 or $4.
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I'd do oatmeal, the lactation cookies, drink lots of water and do fenugreek. You can take 3-4 tablets at a time, like 2-3 times a day.
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This is a great site. http://www.lowmilksupply.org/herbalgalactagogues.shtml
as is this one http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/por...ilksupply.aspx
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Re: Safe herbal remedies to take to boost supply?

Fenugreek seed, 3-4 times a day, blessed milk thistle 2 capsules 3x a day.
Also eating oatmeal and using pure maple syrup always help me to get supply up.

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Hi there! I took fenugreek and drank mother's milk herbal tea. Oatmeal's a good one as well as tuna. Don't know why tuna, it worked for me
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