Fenugreek really helps my milk supply, but it also gives me diarrhea. Looking for alternatives. - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-18-2013, 09:10 AM - Thread Starter
twilight13's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Keeping my supply up has been a full time job since my son was born four and a half months ago. He recently went through a growth spurt and didn't seem satisfied after nursing. I decided to start taking goat's rue tincture and fenugreek supplements to help.


Fenugreek really works for me. My body starts making LOTS more milk and my baby has seemed very satisfied. It also unfortunately gives me really bad diarrhea, which I read is a symptom that happens for some women. It actually seems to give my son looser stools as well (although that's hard to really track since all of his poops are orange and liquid like - when I take fenugreek there seems to be more liquid than solids). 


I've been drinking lots of water, nettle tea, recharge, marshmallow root infused water. I've been making sure to eat all the time and taking goat's rue. I'm making sure to massage my breasts as he's nursing and also that he is emptying them.

Nothing seems to work quite as well as fenugreek. 


I am allergic to peanuts and I just read that fenugreek is in the same family. Maybe that explains some of why this happens to me. 


Does anyone have an other herbal suggestions? 

- Morgan (23) unschooled since birth reading.gif and owner of small Bookshop. Darling partner fuzmalesling.gif and I live on a beautiful rainy island with our DS babyboy.gif born 4/5/13 nocirc.gif familybed1.gif cd.gif  homebirth.jpg

twilight13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 08-19-2013, 12:05 PM
LLQ1011's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

How do you know your supply is low? Everything you described sounds pretty normal. I would contact a lactation consultant for advice.

LLQ1011 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,353

20 members and 17,333 guests
Deborah , erikanorth , girlspn , lilyofjudah , lisak1234 , manyhatsmom , Mayachel , Midwestmom2009 , Mirzam , moominmamma , Motherof3already , philomom , RollerCoasterMama , SchoolmarmDE , shantimama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , t2009 , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.