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Herbal Supplements

Supplements Can Assist in Milk Production!

Every year in the United States, around 3 million mothers start their breastfeeding journey. Despite best intentions, many end up stopping for one reason or another. One of the leading causes is what health care professionals sometimes term “insufficient milk supply.” It has been estimated that as many as 10% of all mothers experience this, and it can leave you feeling anxious, frustrated and udisapointed. However, depending on the cause, this can often times be a manageable condition.

One of the less complex remedies that has shown positive results for some mothers is Fenugreek. This is a an herb that can be used for everything from cooking to brewing tea. It’s used in many Indian dishes, and it has been common in Egyptian, Persian and Turkish cuisine for generations. These days, it can also be found in the form of a pill marketed to increase milk supply.

Many mothers worry about taking any kind of herbal supplement. It’s always important to understand the risks associated with what we put in our bodies. Fenugreek is generally considered safe for nursing mothers in moderation by the FDA. However, there are absolutely a few exceptions: Fenugreek should never be taken by pregnant mothers as it can cause uterine contractions. Diabetics should also avoid Fenugreek as it can lower glucose levels. You should always consult your doctor/healthcare professional when considering any kind of supplement.

Whatever you decide, remember the number one rule: Feed the Baby! Regardless any issues you face, your baby needs to get an adequate amount of sustenance to support a healthy weight and nutrition.

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