This is a discussion on Fenugreek? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Originally Posted by Spicymeimei From what I know fenugreek is to increase the breast milk. Can we take together with ...
Actually even for multivits & fish oil, I take at seperate meals cos taking them together will also decrease absorption.
Why is there milk for lactose-intolerant babies, not mummies?
will try goat's milk when my new organic black bean pwd runs low. very ex... thks, stonston.
But if you r worry that it will affect your baby, best take fernugreek after you feed your baby. That way, by the time the next feed come, the effects of the fernugreek won't be that strong.
I gave birth to my boy on 10th july .. from the day onwards he is semi on formula and breastmilk .. coz I produce only 50ml every 3 hours .. but my boy drinks about 90- 100 ml .. so everytime I have to supplement him with FM also ..
I am giving him Friso gold 1 , for past few days he is having constipation everytime he drink formula .. Any recommendation on different brand? His milk tin is going to finish so thought of trying a different brand .. Does shops sell samples of milk powder rather i try the whole tin?
Does fenugreek extract helps to expel wind and cause loose stools?
After taking fenugreek extract, how fast were you able to establish a good quantity and stop FM ? How much quantity has it increased for you ?
Sorry for so many questions .. Quite blur blur now ..
Stonston I have PMed you
Hello mommies, I am also taking the GNC Fenugreek and also like goondo only take like 2 a day LOL.
I am just wondering if its would still work for me as my milk is getting lesser now since baby doesn't want to latch on anymore now that she is older. So everyday I only express in the morning and in the night as I cut down on the session at work. Without her latching on, I find my supply decreasing sob sob. Aiyo, these days from each time expressing around 100-200ml, now become 50ml only from both breasts even though I am taking the Fenugreek.
Do you think I should still continue to take the capsule since my milk is dwindling? I am now on the 2nd bottle, was thinking if I stop, then a bit wasted cos what else is Fenugreek good for if not for helping with increase of milk?
New batch of fenugreek extract, pills & mother's milk tea arriving next week!
Prices include normal postage (pls top up $2.25 for registered mail as I'm not responsible for lost mail):
Fenugreek Extract (different brand from previous, totally organic, 2oz bottle) = $20/bottle
Fenugreek Pills (610mg, 180 pills, expiry Mar 2013) = $18/bottle
Organic Mother's Milk Tea (16bags, expiry Apr 2011 or later) = $8/box
Will minus off the local postage charges if self-collect from my place at Punggol (by appt only)
First payment first serve! Will mail out once shipment arrives
Last edited by CanCanMum; 07-03-2010 at 04:19 PM.
All of us have the same concern supply of breast milk. now I know why mummies are "Wei Da".
I am also taking GNC fenugreek. For me, I dont think it helps to increase but to maintain the supply. I am maintaining at a miserable 100ml MAX. It used to be just 50-80ml.
I think the best method is to pump and latch all the time, every 2-3 hours. Unfortunately we all have to work. Plus my baby is lazy to suckle for milk.
For fenugreek pills, I took 3 each time, breakfast and lunch at office. if i remember at nights, i will take another 3.
weekend i try to make papaya fish soup since everyone said it can increase.
so far, i think the fenugreek extract works well for me. I remember the supply boosted after the 2nd day i took it. slightly 100ml.
But, I really dont like the taste. for the sake of increase breast supply, i still force myself to drink, hee hee.
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For the papaya fish soup, if you have those thermal cookers, you can use it to prepare the soup before you go to work so that when you come home from work, you have fish soup to drink
If you are bored of papaya fish soup, can try to make ABC fish soup (big onions, carrots, potato). Very yummy also. Or make herbal fish soup (wolfberries, red dates).
The thermal cooker is a good investment. Throw in the ingredients in the morning, boil the soup, keep pot in the thermal holder & you'll have very yummy soup when you return home. No need for electricity (no need scared soup boil until dry & catch fire). No need to monitor at all. Very convenient.
Empty vessels make the most noise
Stonston, can you give me the link of the organic fenugreek extract? im curious
wanna to check if i still interested....
btw, how to make ABC soup?
There are still around 5 bottles of extract, 10 boxes of tea & 2 bottles of pills left unreserved if anyone else is keen. This is new stock that just arrived at my house at 5pm today
Last edited by CanCanMum; 07-03-2010 at 04:21 PM.
I am taking the fenugreek pills from guardian as recommended by my gynae. I have been taking it since 1 week after my gal arrive and now she's 6 weeks. My milk supply did increase from from a mere 30ml every 3 hours (w/o latch) both breasts from week 1 to now 50-60ml every 2 hours with latch-on. Sometimes if the letdown does not "let me down", I can get 90-100ml.
Actually i also dont know if it's becos of the herb or becos now my milk supply is more stabilised. but will still continue to take it.
I am still using the GNC brand one,but the milk supply is not constantly produced. Sometimes one day can have 320ml,someimes can be even half of it...so was thinking to try the fenugreek extract that Ston Ston has recommend..hopefully it will help so that it;ll be enough to feed my son