Suddenly can not find fenugreek anywhere?!

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Suddenly can not find fenugreek anywhere?!
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 10:08pm
What else could I take to help with supply? For some reason I can not find fenugreek anymore after having it any other time.
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 11:24pm

You can take blessed thisle, or mother's milk tea. They sell them at Walmart. Walgreens also carry them. There are also foods that you can eat: http://www.lifemojo.com/lifestyle/top-foods-that-boost-breast-milk-production-lactation-130188695 and http://www.waffers.com/blogdetails.php?qid=560&subject=How%20to%20Increase%20the%20Breast%20Milk%20Supply

Hope this helps.

 

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 11:50pm
Thank you! I see a ton of brewers yeast at the store. Is milk thistle the same as the other thistle mentioned? I see that as well but not sure what it is.
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:30am

Do not take milk thisle, this herb is supposed to be used for liver cleansing and I read that is very hard for the baby's liver to tolerate. The one you should be buying is BLESSED thisle.

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Registered: 05-16-2012
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 12:52pm

I have no idea about milk thistle and baby liver, but MT first function is liver renewal and protection. There are some drugs that based on milk thistles` active ingridient and they are used to protect liver when you use antibiotics or some other drugs that are affect liver.It has some detoxification properties, but it is used mostly in cases "morning after heavy binge drinking night" etc :smileyhappy:.

MIlk thistle as well as blessed thistle recommended in book "making more milk" so it might be used for milk production.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 6:01pm
So I found fenugreek finally but am wondering if it could actually be reducing my supply? I've had it back in my system now for 48 hours and have seen a bit of a dip. I've been pumping 18.5-17.5 ounces on average a day(one month since relactating on the 28th) so every ounce counts!!! Ik it's supposed to help but I'm wondering if maybe its not in my case?
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