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Old 03-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone had any luck increasing supply with Blessed Thistle only? Fenugreek really works, but seems to hurt my dd's stomach and the domperidone (90mg a day) isn't doing anything and my supply seems to be rapidly decreasing Thought I'd try this before giving up
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Generally speaking Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle work best when taken together. Have you thought about taking Goat's Rue? Or also, Motherlove also makes just "More Milk" and it does not contain the Fenugreek. Best of luck to you mama!
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Hmmm, I don't think I've ever taken it apart from Fenugreek. (taken in combination) It may counteract the effects that Fenugreek is having on your DD
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Also, alfalfa is supposed to work well.
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SolarRay has it. I've bought it at Vitamin Shop before. I think u can order from Amazon.
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How old is ur DD? I was taking it, before I realized it was upseting my son's stomach. It didn't click till after he was a year old, tho. he did eventually out grow it. I was taking 3 pills 3 times a day of fenugreek, 3x3 of blessed thistle and goats rue, in the tiniture form. It was nasty, but it worked. Have u tried power pumping? Could ur LO just be going thru a growht spurt?
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How old is ur DD? I was taking it, before I realized it was upseting my son's stomach. It didn't click till after he was a year old, tho. he did eventually out grow it. I was taking 3 pills 3 times a day of fenugreek, 3x3 of blessed thistle and goats rue, in the tiniture form. It was nasty, but it worked. Have u tried power pumping? Could ur LO just be going thru a growht spurt?
She's 5 months old. The reason I feel my supply is going down is that she has been getting more fussy at the breast lately. But more telling, is that I work full time out of the home, so I pump at work. I was able to maybe get 4 ounces, but the past few days I'm maybe getting 2 or 3. it's just so frusterating. I've tried so many things and I can't seem to make enough.

My dd cries whenever I take the fenugreek so I know it's hurting her belly. And she's more gassy.
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Are you drinking enough water? Have you been fitted for the correct size breast shield? What are you doing while you pump? If you are just sitting there thinking about the amount of milk you may/may not get then it can negatively affect the amount you're able to pump. An IBCLC in my area told me to try Rescue Remedy to calm myself before nursing. It could help when you are pumping also. HTH's!!
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Generally speaking Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle work best when taken together. Have you thought about taking Goat's Rue? Or also, Motherlove also makes just "More Milk" and it does not contain the Fenugreek. Best of luck to you mama!
I just ordered some More Milk. Looking forward to it getting here!! Thanks! I hope it helps!
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