I have questions about Mothers Milk Tea.
*How will I know when its working?
*Will there be any discomfort or any wierd sensations in my breasts?
*How often should I drink it?
*How soon before pumping should I drink it?
*Can I add anything to it if it tastes wierd to me?. Like honey, or lemon?
*Is the increase in production noticable?
*If i'm only getting colostrum right now, will the tea help get milk flowing?
I think thats it... Any help would be appreciated. I tried calling a LLL Consultant, No answer.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by ACL2007 at 11:54 PM on May. 12, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on May. 11, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 7:44 PM on May. 11, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 7:45 PM on May. 11, 2010
THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK, 2003 states: “Many mothers try to boost their milk supply by drinking herbal teas, but the dose cannot be as easily controlled as capsules or tinctures, so the results will be inconsistent. Fenugreek (three capsules three times per day can be taken alone or with blessed thistle (three capsules three times per day). Experience indicates that it takes 24-72 hours to see an increase in milk supply once the herbs are started in the correct doses. Fenugreek is listed in the US as a Generally Recognized as Safe herbal.”
For more information on using herbs to increase your supply go to: http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbal_galactagogue.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:07 PM on May. 11, 2010
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