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what works better and quicker to increase milk supply the tablets or fenagreek herbs?

Katarzyna - posted on 05/27/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I just want to know which one works better and quicker please if anyone could let me know I would be greatful

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Claudia H - posted on 05/30/2013

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I'm doing several things, all of them old recipes from my mom, and mother in law: Drink water, lots of it!!! Also fennel, eat lots of it fresh, or boil it in water and drink the water. Non alcoholic beer. Malt increases milk supply. Get a tea called Mother's Milk (Whole Foods or any natural store) This tea contains fennel and fenugreek. Also oatmeal helps a lot. I'm doing all of them and I can see my supply increasing. Hope any of those help.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/29/2013

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Fenugreek makes you smell like maple syrup all the time. It gets disgusting after a while. I took the tablets and never noticed a difference in my milk supply. The best thing I can tell you to do is to pump, feed and manually express as often as you can. I had a breast feeding coach and she taught me to squeeze from the back of my breast to my armpit and move forward to the nipple like trying to squeeze the last bit out of a toothpaste tube. It really helped increase my milk supply. It's best to do this into a cup or bottle or while you're in the shower, the shower actually helps a lot because heat also helps to stimulate your milk supply. I wouldn't recommend taking herbs unless you want to be smelly all the time.

Amy - posted on 05/27/2013

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I just bought a bottle of pills from the vitamin store, I took it 3 times a day. You know you have enough in your system when your urine and sweat start to smell like maple syrup.

Amy - posted on 05/27/2013

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I never tried the tablets that you are talking about but I occassionally used fenugeek to increase my supply.

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Katarzyna - posted on 05/27/2013

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what do you put it in? can you drink it in tea or are you ment to cook food with it?

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