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Old 02-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

I have an under active thyroid and low milk supply. Are fenugreek and tea okay? How much should I take? Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how it will affect your thyroid, but taking fenugreek and drinking mother's tea will definitely help increase your supply.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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Oh, and it should say on the packaging how much to take

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Re: Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

Undermedicated hypothyroid will hurt your supply. Fenugreek is safe to take, but if you don't medicate your thyroid, your supply will never be 100%.
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Undermedicated hypothyroid will hurt your supply. Fenugreek is safe to take, but if you don't medicate your thyroid, your supply will never be 100%.
agreed. take kelp or Iodine to help with thyroid and your adrenals will even out, thus make more milk.
in the mean time, you may take mother milk or fenugreek.
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Tons of water! Appox a gallon or more along with lots of fenugreek is key!
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Re: Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

I drink tons of water during the day, take levothyroxine (had levels checked 6 months ago)....I just think my LO is impatient and doesn't suck long enough. I get about an ounce when I pump. I started fenugreek this morning. The bottle said 2 capsules a day but everything online says 6 is average? I'm planning on taking 2 capsules twice a day and having one glass of tea at night. Any thoughts, better ideas? Thanks everyone!
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Re: Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

kellymom.com is a great website for info on increasing milk supply. In addition to fenugreek, extra pumping, and eating oatmeal also help. There are other galactagogues that you can take but fenugreek is a good one to start with. I think the average dose is 3 pills/3x a day.

here's a link to dosing on fenugreek.

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...ugreek/#dosage

You might also want to read the section on kelly.mom where it states that your supply might be o.k. even though you think it's not. A baby is a lot more efficient than the pump. Is you lo having adequate weight gain? Enough wet diapers? Etc.?

As a pp mentioned, you also want to be sure that your thyroid is at a level it needs to be at otherwise that will negatively affect your supply. You might want to get your level rechecked just to be sure it's o.k.
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Re: Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

Great information! Thank you!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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Re: Fenugreek, mothers milk tea, and thyroid issues.

And, I can't afford to get the level rechecked any time soon. (Unless the fenugreek doesnt help, then i suppose ill have no choice) It's been the same for 9 years so hoping it hasn't changed.
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