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#1 *RockTot*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

My mchn has recommended that I take these two herbs to help increase my supply, but didnt say the dose (and being the weekend i cant ask!)
Anyone know how much I should be taking?

ETA - the fenugreek capsual is 1000(mg?)

Edited by *RockTot*, 06 January 2013 - 02:23 PM.

#2 Phoenix Blue

Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

On my bottle of fenugreek it says to take 3 x per day with food. So that would be 3000mg. I take it with each meal. I have been taking it for about 5 days now, but it took about 3 days for me to notice a difference in my supply.

Can't help with the Blessed Thistle though. What does the bottle say for that one?

#3 iwanttosleepin

Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

I have never taken Blessed Thistle but have taken Fenugreek...

I only ever drank it as a tea. I love the taste!  I found that it was easier this way as it also increased my fluid intake.  As for amount - drink it until you can smell a light scent of maple syrup on your skin!!!  

I found it worked in about 2 days for me.  but i only ever used it to increase supply above and beyond my regular needs (ie. when i needed to express enough milk for me to go out) as I did not have a supply problem.

#4 fibilly

Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

I used both but wouldn't have a clue how much sorry - just the dose that was on the bottle. I fed twins and was panicky about low supply so I took them for months.

The other thing I found good was breast feeding cookies made with brewers yeast. Not only great for supply but yummy too.

#5 Corella

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Fenugreek you can take it up to 3 capsules 3 times a day from memory - you should smell vaguely of maple syrup. Blessed thistle works better as a tincture but if you have capsules, also 3 capsules 3 times a day.


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