Herbal Supplements

herbal supplement bottles on shelf increased milk supply lactationIf you are struggling with lactation and think taking an herbal supplement is going to increase your breastmilk supply, you may be right. But only if it is the right herb. Different people need different herbs. One of the most common herbs people jump to if they are struggling with milk production is fenugreek. However, they are a lot of possible side effects of fenugreek, one of them is that it can actually LOWER your milk supply. Yikes! You should really understand what you are taking before you take it! Herbs are not benign. Please, please, if you are thinking of taking any herbal supplements to help with milk supply, work with a profession. A private consultation with a great IBCLC is invaluable. We sell a select group of herbs from an established, reputable manufacturer.

There is also an amazing book out their called The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk by Diana West and Lisa Marasco. But don’t try to figure this out yourself, get help.