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#1 of 6 Old 02-26-2009, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else taking alfalfa for iron? It makes my milk supply increase which makes my toddler happy!
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Not taking it yet, but it is part of the tea recipe that my MW gave me. I posted that to the RRL thread (towards end) if anyone is interested. Never taken or drunk alfafa before, but I am a little worried about my iron as I am a veggetarian (although I have never had low iron in non-preg life). I have also bought origanic black-strap molassis for iron, its really yummy on plain yogurt.

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alfalfa, hey? I didn't know that boosted milk supply - I have a major issue with this, so I need all the help I can get near the end

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I'm also a vegetarian, but I think I get more iron now that when I used to eat meat. I am eating molasses in my oatmeal every morning, too. Pretty good. I didn't know alfalfa boosted milk supply until I started taking it, then I looked it up! Make sure you start out slow with it or it might cause nausea or gas.
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alfalfa, hey? I didn't know that boosted milk supply - I have a major issue with this, so I need all the help I can get near the end
yeah, ditto! Thanks for the tip! My ds is only 9 1/2 months and we've been struggling to keep him on the boob - I've been supplementing with formula and I was starting to think I'd have to give up the bf altogether, which I was SO sad about. I hope it helps!
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i did alfalfa with dd and i am doing it again. i didn't have an iron issue with my first pregnancy and hopefully it'll help with this one. oh, and i am vegetarian. alfalfa is one of the things that the ladies on 'the farm' have recommended since the seventies.

plus, it is cheap as you get!

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