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Fast-acting galactagogue

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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Is there a galactagogue that works super quick? How quick is mother's milk tea?
When Hera growth spurts she cluster feeds all day and Drains me so much that she gets mad and frustrated when there's nothing left. I try to be extra diligent about drinking my water and eating my oatmeal during these times but it's not enough. I feel it's too soon to introduce bottled milk still.
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peanut06
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

 I've had supply boosts within 3-6 hours with spirulina, like in the Naked Green Machine (and some other company) drink.  I didn't know what was causing my son to choke suddenly while nursing, so I looked up the ingredients and found out it was the drink boosting me.  I tend to get OAL easily, so I'll be limiting that stuff when the new nursling arrives.

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM
Really? Something as simple as Naked Green Machine?! Awesome, thank you!!
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peanut06
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM

 Yep, it's the spirulina and chlorella that work as galactagogues in it :)

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Oatmeal works quickly for me but I have issues with over supply and OAL so just a little oatmeal will have me engorged by the evening feeding. Good lick finding something to help!
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TrentsMom84
by Silver Member on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

good water intake fills me up right away

Mommyagainyay
by on May. 1, 2012 at 2:45 PM
Fenugreek is a easy way. Take in pill form. Plus u smell like maple syrup but don't get shocked of your pee does too. Also don't take while pregnant
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Mrs.Salz
by on May. 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I like the motherlove more milk plus tincture... works in a few hours.

Spirulina/chlorella etc. have not worked for me.

A dark beer or brewer's yeast apparently works really well too but I have not tried either.

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