reduced supply after clogs

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Registered: 12-02-2010
reduced supply after clogs
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Thu, 12-02-2010 - 10:09am

my baby is three and a half months and

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Registered: 12-02-2010
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 10:30am

i should have mentioned that i have gotten as much as 5 oz per breast at certain pump sessions. now it is

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 9:28pm

I feel for you. I'm currently going through a phase where I'm getting a lot of clogs and losing some of my supply because of it. I've been in this position before, too. It can take a while for the fenugreek to work, and it does work best when taken in combination with another galactagogue like blessed thistle. It can take a week or two for your milk supply to increase from the extra pumps and herbs, and for some women, it can take up to four weeks. I'm about to start taking some fenugreek and blessed thistle myself, and add back in a middle of the night pump, and do some extra pumps and power pumps until my supply rebounds.

Good luck! I know it's rough.

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Registered: 12-07-2010
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 10:04am

I completely hear you!

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Registered: 12-07-2010
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 10:05am

Oh, and the tea is also fenugreek, but for some reason I have heard it is much more effective than the tablets of fenugreek, which I've never heard to have helped anybody.

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 2:03pm

So would everyone agree that ounces lost to clogs are gone without some extra effort?