Fenugreek seed has been used to increase milk production since biblical times. The herb contains phytoestrogens, which are plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. A key compound, diosgenin, has been shown to increase milk flow.
It has been found that fenugreek can increase a nursing mother's milk supply within 24 to 72 hours after first taking the herb. Once an adequate level of milk production is reached, most women can discontinue the fenugreek and maintain the milk supply with adequate breast stimulation.
To support normal healthy milk production during lactation.
Two capsules two to three times daily.
610mg fenugreek seed
To be used with caution in pregnancy, epileptics and young children.
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|On A Personal Note:
Throughout my pregnancy I had looked forward to the opportunity to breastfeed my newborn baby. However following a traumatic birth I was shocked to find that the milk which I had naturally expected would be there just failed to arrive. Following 7 days of hospitalisation and many hours spent on a hospital breast pump in an attempt to "get my milk to come in" it looked like this was not to be and my baby was given formula. Upon discharge I persisted with my dream of breastfeeding and visited a lactation consultant who amongst other things recommended that I took Fenugreek. With 24 hours of doing so the first signs of milk appeared and within a week I was solely breast feeding my son. At times when I noticed my supply was waining I would start supplementing once again and within a day my supply would be re-established