Saturday, January 10, 2009

Increasing Milk Supply
- this one is a great encourager!
- this one has lots of info!

Here are the herbs that can help:

The two most popular galactogogues are:

  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek seeds

These are usually sold in the form of tea. Since these two ingredients do have a milk-enhancing reputation, there may be some merit in their claims, and they seem to be harmless.

Other herbs that have been used as galactogogues are:

  • Milk thistle
  • Motherwort
  • Asparagus racemosus
  • Red raspberry
  • Chamomile

Here is the tea that is recommended to me by several friends:
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Mostly, to increase your milk, you just have to breastfeed more often like every hour to two hours for a few days.

Here's a quick link for sore nipples:

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