Pump in Style? Fenugreek?

Charity - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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So I got a new pump today...new to me anyway...the Medela Pump in Style! Yea me! :) How do you like it if you are using it? I'd been using the single MiPump, but its either me or the pump b/c I don't seem to be getting what I read other have been getting with their pumps. Anyone taking fenugreek? How much and how often are you taking it? The bottle says 1-2 pills daily, but I've read else where you can take like up to 6! Just curious.

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Heather - posted on 07/29/2009

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I LOVED my Medela pump in style! Used it for a yr, put it away for 4 and brought it back out for my 2nd child, and it still worked as well as it did the first day I used it. It took a little while to find the optimal setting, but once I did it was perfect. I did find that sometimes my nipples would get sore, so I just got in the habit of putting Lanolin cream on after each pumping and they never bothered me again. Once my children started sleeping in 4 or stretches at night, I'd lay them down for bed, wait an hr and pump to build up a frozen supply in addition to pumping at work.

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I got some fenugreek seeds and am sprouting them in some water and also toasted some and stored them in olive oil to use in cooking. The flavour's pretty fantastic for rice and curries if you're not too big on taking a million tablets. Some curry powders etc have fenugreek in them. Thank you Heather for mentioning lanolin after each pump.. baby brain doesn't go does it? lol

Stephanie - posted on 07/29/2009

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love my pump in style!!! I had bought 3 other pumps in the past and they all broke! What a waste of money wish I would of just bought this one to begin with. I'm drinking mothers milk tea which has fenugreek, I hate taking pills. So this works best for me.

Julie - posted on 07/29/2009

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Fenugreek capsules (3-4) in conjunction with milk thistle tea is what I did. And pumping. Keep it up!

Shannon - posted on 07/29/2009

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I, to be honest, hated my electric pump, so I am not one to ask on those.. sorry. I use my Avent Isis via system only and maintain pumping atleast 6 oz a day which is all I need now for my sons one bottle a day...

As far as fenugreek goes... I take 4 a day, 1 with each meal and one at bed. I usually smell like syrup, so I guess I am at a good level with them. My supply seems to stay the same, and I know when I have missed a day!!

Heather - posted on 07/29/2009

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I have tried to use fenugreek, however it made my baby very gassy and in pain. I would try a little at first and see how your baby reacts.

Rhiannon - posted on 07/29/2009

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They say to take Fenugreek until you start smelling like maple syrup. There are different companies offering different amounts out there - I would go with the most; I was taking 4 capsules of 620 mg 3 times a day when I was taking it - also, it worked better in conjunction with Blessed Thistle.

Allison - posted on 07/29/2009

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I take fenugreek. I take 3 a day! I hope it helps you. I think it does an ok job for me.

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