I’ve been taking Fenugreek for about a week and a half now. And really since Thursday at the maximum daily dosage, a dosage that the Lactation Consultant recommended. Before I upped the dose, I did see an increase in pumping output, but not like what I saw after a few days on the higher dose.
Today I didn’t get to take any Fenugreek, (crazy morning!), and totally saw the difference. Almost a 100ml (3.3oz) difference. That’s a full bottle that I wasn’t able to pump today for Ashlin.
Today, she took 420ml (14oz). Downed it. I sent in an additional 60ml (2oz), because the care givers said that she would seem hungry after finishing her bottles. I had been sending in 360ml (12oz) for the past few weeks, up from the 270ml that she’d worked herself up to, once she started taking bottles.
It’s awesome that she’s taking all that – and more! I just need to keep up. It seems that without the galactagogue, I can’t. The LC also recommended an herbal tea, that will compliment the Fenugreek, but I haven’t had a chance to get it yet.
Hopefully it will help me to keep up, even better, for as long as she needs me to.