The Magic of Fenugreek for Breast Milk

by Kate on February 24, 2021

Fenugreek is the miracle breast feeding herb! It’s been taken for centuries to increase breast milk production. In fact, I read that it can increase a woman’s milk production by up to 900% if you can believe that.

I’m taking fenugreek now and have definitely noticed an increase in my milk supply, though I’m not certain what a 900% increase would look like and I’m not certain I wanna know.

I’ve tried capsules as well as drinking it in a new drink called Mamatini and have found that while the capsules are cheaper, drinking it is easier as I forget to take the capsules (or, more accurately forget IF I’ve taken them).

Fenugreek is an herb that is commonly found in curries and chutneys as well as traditional medicine in many parts of the world including India, Greece, China, north Africa and the Middle East. It is a basic ingredient of curry powder and the Five Spice mixtures (used in Asian cooking). It is also used to as an artificial maple syrup flavoring.

There are a number of side effects, but the most funny one to me is smelling like maple syrup. If you take the right dosage you will exude a maple syrup smell. I, personally, haven’t noticed any other side effects.

I found a great website about fenugreek and breastfeeding at kellymom.com that has all you need to know about fenugreek including where to find it, drug interactions and possible side effects for mom and baby. Another good site is breastfeeding.com.

If you’re breastfeeding and need to increase your milk supply, you should definitely check out fenugreek.


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