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12-03-2008, 09:49 AM
My daughter is 3 months old and has been bf from the start. I recently returned to work full time, but plan on quitting at the end of the month. I am worried that my milk supply will decrease during my time at work. I am just curious if anyone has tried fenugreek to naturally stimulate milk production, and if so, have you noticed a difference? Any side effects? Will it harm my baby? Thanks!
12-03-2008, 10:40 AM
I was told by lactation consultants and the natural foods people that it wouldn't harm the baby. My friends (and I) who have used it all appear to have normal children...but they're still all very young, so I suppose there's time for them to grow a third arm. ;) Yes, it works. Give it a week or two (so you may want to start BEFORE you actually want to SEE the boost). The only side effect that a friend of mine and I noticed was a smell. The pills themselves smell a bit funky, but after a week we were sure we REEKED...and so did our babies from being in contact with our skin. Go ahead and give it a try. IF you stink, you can always quit. Good luck!
12-03-2008, 10:19 PM
I don't know much about the fenugreek, but would you be able to pump to replace the feeding you would miss while working? If you can, you'd be keeping your supply up naturally.
12-03-2008, 11:27 PM
My Dr. recommended the Fenugreek to me and said it was safe. I had really bad problems with my milk supply. I never had enough! I had absolutely no need for those pads you put in your bra to stop any leakage. I called the store they told me to call and they were out of it and wouldnt get a shipment for a couple of weeks. When I called my Dr to tell them this, they told me about a prescription medication called "Regalin" (i think) that is supposed to be really good as well. I did hear about the bad odor from the Fenugreek... if it gets too bad, you could try asking your Dr about the prescription. Good Luck :)
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