I'm nursing my 21 month old, am almost 6 weeks pg, and my supply has decreased significantly. It seems to increasing slightly in the last day or two, but I'm hoping some of you mamas will have some suggestions for increasing milk supply. Has anyone tried herbal supplements from MotherLove? anything?
I found this:
Sometimes a mom finds herself needing to maintain a supply in order to nurse through a pregnancy. In some cases mom finds that the supply and demand system works out nicely and they have no problems nursing right through pregnancy. In other cases mom finds she needs a little help. There are mild galactagogues that are safe to take in pregnancy. These herbs can also be used in combination of two or three.
Nettle up to 2 capsules 3 times a day
Dill up to 2 ml tincture 3 times a day
Marshmallow up to 4 capsules 3 times a day
DO NOT take fenugreek, fennel, or blessed thistle while pregnant.
There are a couple of prescription medications that have been used with success in situations of serious supply problems. (Reglan and Domperidone are two of these meds) They should be used with prudence and never considered until other basic measures of rest, water, nutrition and nursing frequency have been examined and remedied if necessary. We owe it to ourselves and our children to take care of our overall health, which is most cases, allows our bodies to provide breastmilk to our children. These medications are available in those situations in which the mother has adequate rest, good nutrition, frequent nursing and still finds that supply is a problem.
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