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Can anyone give me info on using Fenugreek to increase supply?
Did it work for you? How often do you take it? Is it on going or can you stop taking it once your supply has been boosted? How long did it take to work?
Any info would be great. Thanks
Yes, fenugreek worked well for me. I took 2 capsules with breakfast, lunch and dinner (so 3 times a day). Took about 2 days to start working. Its best to reduce the number of capsules you are taking each day rather than just stopping altogether or supply may drop again.
:yes: Hope it works for you too! Feel free to PM me if you want any more info.
I take fenugreek for my supply, 2 in the morning, lunch and dinner. After a while taking it I noticed it wasnt really doing anything to help my supply and I spoke to a naturopath who said my body has probably platued with it. So I changed to Blessed Thistle to give my body a break from the fenugreek and it does the same thing (increase supply) and works better if you take it with each main meal.
I still plan on using fenugreek in conjuction with the blessed thistle.
I noticed an increase in my supply after about 48hrs.
I used to take fenugreek and blessed thistle four times a day, 2 tabs at breakfast, lunch and dinner and another lot through the night when I was up and about for a feed.
It did work well, the problem I had though, I found out, was not my supply but missing nutrients!!!
But that asside, it did increase my milk supply to about double what I was producing but it took about 3 days to build it up.
I smelt a bit caramel-ish too, my hubby told me.
I found its worked for me too - i take same as everyone else , 2 tablets 3 times a day.
I reckon it took about 2 days to work too.
I definetely noticed they were fuller.
Thanks for your replies. I bought some yesterday arvo. Took 2 with dinner and by our 2am feed I could already feel the difference:yelclap:
I take 'Lactation Drops' which is a herbal liquid of Fenugreek and Goats Rue, 30 drops in water/juice three times a day.
Yep is has a noticeable impact on my supply, however it also gives DS terrible wind pain, so i've stopped taking it and have made a batch of Lactation Cookies instead to see if they work. Only started eating them today though!
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