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April 5, 2019

Should You be Using Fenugreek to Boost Your Milk Supply?

What is Fenugreek?

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is Fenugreek? It’s an herb similar to clover, native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. One of its common uses today is as a flavoring agent in imitation maple syrup. Fenugreek is an annual plant that uses both the leaves as an herb and the seeds as a spice. The use of Fenugreek dates back to around 4,000 BC–it was very popular amongst the ancient Egyptians! It has been traditionally used to manage diabetes, increase appetite, and promote the production of breastmilk in mothers!

Should You Take Fenugreek?

If you are a breastfeeding mother and searching for “ways to boost your milk supply” Fenugreek is sure to come up in your research because it’s considered to be a galactagogue. There are many ways you can consume Fenugreek from dietary supplements to lactation teas and cookies. There is no preferred way to use Fenugreek, however, some women prefer it to be blended into foods and teas because of its bitter-tasting properties.

Fenugreek can be used for short-term or long-term to boost milk supply. There are no studies indicating problems with long-term usage.

Are There Any Disadvantages to Taking Fenugreek?

Contact your healthcare provider with any concerns or questions before consuming Fenugreek.

Like any herb or supplement, some women have reported adverse side effects while taking Fenugreek, but they tend to be more of an irritant and not a serious medical issue. For more information on side effects click here.

You should not use Fenugreek while pregnant as it has been reported to cause contractions.

Does Milkmakers Products Contain Fenugreek?

Milkmakers offers lactation teas, cookies, and bars that include Fenugreek and those that are Fenugreek-free. Milkmakers understands that mothers would prefer a choice when trying to boost their milk supply, so they have developed a wide portfolio of options when it comes to lactation treats.

Products that contain Fenugreek

Products that are Fenugreek-Free

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