(Closed) Any nursing mothers take pills to boost their milk supply?

posted 4 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
9120 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not a mother, but I would highly consider having a chat with a lactation expert or the LLL before you start wasting time and money on consuming things that may not work and may be harmful: http://www.llli.org/webus.html

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Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Fenugreek. get it at a organic store. i have gotten the kind from GNC and didnt seem to work as well. perhaps it was just in my head. Also LOTS and LOTS of water! my doctor did say she could perscribe me something but i decided on the Fenugreek instead

Post # 4
2847 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I took fenugreek.  That’s what the LC recommended.  I think it helped a little.


Post # 5
10644 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I use a medication for migraines that the pharmacist assumed I was using for breast feeding.  I have it as a liquid and not a pill.

Post # 6
360 posts
Helper bee

Bored6:  my dr had me take Reglan because as a side affect it causes more milk production.  However, it was awful. I was tired…zombie tired all the time.  

I would recommend doing every thing you can naturally before resorting to a pill.  Like previous poster mentioned, drink tons of water! 

Post # 9
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

mother’s milk mildly helped me, its a tea you can find at walmart or a frocery sotre. 

Post # 10
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I ate / drank lactation cookies and tea, you might also want to look into your nutrition and hydration as well as adding in an early morning pumping session. If you’re already pumping, check your membranes etc to make sure your pump is fully functional and hand expressing might also be an option for you (particularly if you only need a small amount of milk for cereal).

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