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which brand of fenugreek?

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SCENTOF1ROSE
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THANK YOU IT HELPS TO READ QUESTIONS AND ANWERS I RESENTLY STARTED FENUGREEK I HAVE A 1 MONTH OLD THAT I AM TRAYING TO KEEP HAPPY

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1/14/06 5:48 P

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Thanks, just got the new pic yesterday. Love yours too.

The nursing is going better. I still haven't noticed a huge increase in supply, but I figure that can take awhile.

Yes I am taking fenugreek with the Reglan. I am going to start on a drug called Domperidone as soon as I come off the Reglan.

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She is doing great. She is back to normal. Thnaks for asking Amy.

Your welcome




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robin, thank you as well!

how is your dd doing??????

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I dunno yet. I just started it yesterday.


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Raeh-Did you take the fenugreek with the reglan when you were on it?


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MOMMYLILANGELS2,

Does the Reglan work for you? I am also taking it, but in the process of weaning off it to start another drug with less side effects.

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1/14/06 5:38 P

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Yes, I take 4 tabs 610mg 4 times a day.
Every site I have seen recommends more than what the bottle says. But fenugreek is not sold for the purpose of lactation, so the recommended dosage is geared for another purpose.

This is from one website:
How Much do I Need to Take?
Fenugreek Capsule Form (580-610 mg)
2-4 capsules, 3 times per day --- 6-12 capsules (total) per day
1200-2400 mg, 3 times per day (3.5-7.3 grams/day) (3)
German Commission E recommends a daily intake of 6 grams (4)

This is from Dr. Jack Newman:
Fenugreek: 3 capsules 3 times a day
Blessed thistle: 3 capsules 3 times a day, or 20 drops of the tincture 3 times a day

The tincture container states that blessed thistle should not be taken by nursing mothers, presumably because of the tiny amount of alcohol the mother would get. There are some preparations of both herbs that are labelled “not for use by nursing mothers”. Don’t worry about this; these herbs are safe for the mother to take because so little gets into the milk. Teas also seem to work, but to take enough to make a difference,you will be drinking tea all day and night, since the amount of the herbs you get is much less.

Fenugreek and blessed thistle seem to work better if you take both, not just one or the other. Fenugreek and blessed thistle work quickly. If they do work, you will usually notice a difference within 3 to 4 days of starting taking them. If not, they probably won’t work. Fenugreek is often sold as a combination with thyme. Do not buy this combination, but try to get the capsules with fenugreek alone.

Herbal remedies are not standardized, so though the bottle of fenugreek, for example, may say that it contains 405, 505, 605 or 705 mg/capsule, we do not really know how much of the active ingredient you are taking. Fenugreek has a distinct smell. If you cannot smell it on your skin, you are not taking enough, even if you are taking three capsules three times a day.

Fenugreek and blessed thistle seem also to work better in the first few weeks than later. In fact they tend to work best in the first week. Domperidone works better after the first few weeks. (See handouts 19a and 19b Domperidone 1 and Domperidone 2 for more information.)

If you are ready to stop fenugreek and blessed thistle, you can probably stop suddenly, or wean off over a week or so.

Other herbal treatments that have been used to increase milk supply are: raspberry leaf, fennel, goat’s rue, brewer’s yeast, alfalfa, nettle tea and many others. The effectiveness of none of these treatments, including blessed thistle and fenugreek, has been proved. Remember! Herbal treatments are only part of the solution to “not enough milk” (see protocol to increase breastmilk intake by the baby). See also the website www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html

Good Luck




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1/14/06 5:27 P

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just posted this in the cafe too...

dh just got me a bottle from gnc (nature's fingerprint)
i knew this would happen. i have "read the label" like i planned on doing and it says 1-2 capulets daily. i first posted bc i wanted to know what had worked for others...
these are 610mg caplets. is that a normal dosage amount on other bottles? this was the only brand/bottle in the stores around my house. i have nothing to really compare to.

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1/14/06 4:50 P

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Here is a couple links to info on fenugreek

http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/m
ilksupply/fenugreek.html


http://www.breastfeedingonline.c
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I personally take 4 tabs 3 times a day. If you don't smell like maple syrup you aren't taking enough. I started out 3 tabs 3 times a day but didn't smell like syrup. So I increased to the 4.

Raeh


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1/13/06 6:23 P

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thanks purdy, i appreciate the info, a lot!

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1/13/06 5:06 P

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there are several good brands on the market..Nature's Herbs, Nature's Way are ones that pops to top of mind but there are many more..

if you decide on a pill, then compare dosages between brands, the bottle will tell you the dosage, as the salesperson will not be able to give you any more information than what is written on the bottle. (I used to run a health food store and by law they cannot prescribe just relay information from the bottle or a reference a book on their shelf).

Teas can be effective you just have to steep them for a while to get the "good stuff" out.





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AMYS3BLESSINGS
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1/13/06 2:47 P

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i am going to get fenugreek today (i guess i will just have to smell like maple syrup - haha)

questions:
1) what is the best brand?
2) can i get this at gnc? (i went to cvs pharmacy and they looked at me like i was from mars!)
3) how much do i take?
4) how often?
5) for how long?
6) pill or tea?

i would love various opinions if possible and thanks in advance for the input.


Edited by: AMYS3BLESSINGS at: 1/13/2006 (14:47)

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