FENUGREEK

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Has anybody used it? How quickly does it work? What are the side effects if any? How safe is it?

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Wendy - posted on 08/05/2009

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That is exactly right Jennifer. You will smell like maple syrup - that is the side effect. You will mostly smell it when you urinate. I used it and it worked really well for me. It does take 1-3 days to take effect, but make sure not to go over the recommended amount on your bottle. If you have blood sugar problems or asthma, then you may need to talk with your physician about Fenugreek, other than that, it is an herb that they have been using for thousands of years.

Make sure that you drink plenty of water along with taking the Fenugreek. Once your breast milk supply has increased to where you want it, then you can stop taking the pills and save them for later, if you need them. Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 08/05/2009

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I'd like to know as well. I started using it on Sunday, 2 pills 3x a day. On Tuesday I upped it to 3 pills 3x a day and haven't seen an increase yet. I've heard that if you start smelling like maple syrup then you're taking the right amount. My son's pediatrition recommended to try it. My son is 7 months old and I work full-time and can pump 2 times during the day. I used to pump 12oz and now am only getting about 7-8 oz. I really hope this works.

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