Nature's Love - Fenugreek
Milk booster from Nature's Love Fenugreek can help mommies to increase breast-milk day by day.
Fenugreek has been used for centuries to help increase milk supply of breastfeeding mothers. Mothers generally notice an increase in production 24-72 hours after starting the herb, but it can take two weeks for others to see a change.
Fenugreek can be used either short-term to boost milk supply or long-term to increase pumping yields. There are no studies indicating problems with long-term usage. The herb can be discontinued once milk production is stimulated to an appropriate level. Its generally a good idea to decrease dosage day by day, instead of just stopping immediately.
Dosages of less than 3500 mg/day produce no effect in many women. One way to determine if you're taking the correct dosage is to slowly increase the amount of fenugreek until your sweat and urine begin to smell like maple syrup.
Suggested dosage :
3 capsules 3 times a day (4500mg/day)
[or up to 15 capsules per day]
- Fenugreek is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's GRAS list (Generally Recognized as Safe)
- Fenugreek is not to be used during pregnancy as it can be a uterine stimulant. However it is still safe to consume curry that has been spiced by fenugreek.
- Sweat and urine smells like maple syrup; milk and/or breastfed baby may smell like maple syrup.
- Occasionally causes loose stools, which go away when fenugreek is discontinued.
- Use of more than 100 grams of fenugreek seeds daily can cause intestinal distress and nausea (recommended dose is less than 8 grams, or 8000mg per day).
- Ingestion of fenugreek seeds or tea in infants or late-term pregnant women can lead to false diagnosis of maple syrup urine disease in the infant due to presence of sotolone in the urine.
Other uses of Fenugreek
- Fenugreek has been used traditionally to treat diabetes, coughs, congestion, bronchitis, sinus condition, fever, high blood pressure, headaches/migraines, diarrhea, flatulence, anaemia, irregular menstrual cycles and arthritis, to ease labor pains and menstruation pain, and as an appetite stimulant.
- Fenugreek has also been used as an external poultice to control inflammation and dandruff.
- Amazingly, besides increasing milk production in nursing mothers, fenugreek has an age-old reputation as a breast enlarger. It may also aid in increasing sexual desire in women as well as increasing breast beauty and health. It is also helpful in calming PMS and symptoms of menopause. Fenugreek is also considered to be an aphrodiasiac and rejuvenator.