Has anyone used the herb Fenugreek to help stimulate breastmilk production?

Christine - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I was reading that the traditional Ayurvedic Herb, Fenugreek was used for generations to help increase breast milk production.
Has anyone taken this? How many capsules/mg a day? Did it work? I heard that it made your sweat and urine smell like maple syrup... Please share your experiences with me.

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Andrea - posted on 04/22/2010

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I used it for 3 months - just to be sure, I probably could have stopped after one :) I used "More Milk Plus" and it was 4 capsuls a day - it took about 4-5 days to start working, can take up to 7 I think. I made me sweat a little more, and if I smelled, then yes, perhaps maple syrup, but you don't reak of it don't worry :) It helped me a lot with production. I went off of it, and am hoping to maintain, we will see though, only been off of it for a week now, so far so good.

Myra - posted on 04/22/2010

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i heard a lot of good dthings about them too but it didnt work well for me. ..every time id take them my breasts would hardn with extreme pain..maybe from milk overload :p so i just stopped and completed naturally. my body got used to my little ones needs on its own. it could be just me.. i still heard positive things about it

Tiffany - posted on 04/22/2010

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lol my urine never smelt like maple syrup but i wish lol j/k i do take it when i feel that my milk maybe low like when both me and my lil guy was sick he never ate anything so i just took them to make my milk supply better when he began to eat more 4 pills a day for me but not regulary or if i want to pump to freeze and store i take them it really helps.

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