Natural Milk Production increasers with Herbs
Try to keep in mind that there is no need to stress. Really, do not stress over your breast milk production, you will do fine whether you breast feed or not. No decent mom will judge you as you transition from pregnancy to breast feeding, we all know it is a rough time with huge adjustments within your life.
Light, easy movement based exercise is a great and free way to keep prepped for breast feeding in the month before you give birth and in the weeks after birth as your feedings become more routine. Though keep in mind that with a new little bundle of smiles, cries and needs there are not set in stone routines. Babies go through growth spurts, they have rough days and easier days. Just go with the flow, get in a nap and ask for help.
Try walking for 20 minutes after dinner every night the month before you give birth. I suggest just walking around the neighborhood and aiming for a little bit of an incline if there is a hill near you. Bring your better half and even the kids, it is a short enough walk that just about everyone can do it, for small ones just pop them into the stroller and bop out.
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Blessed thistle is a bitter-ish tasting herbal that can stimulate the secretion of saliva and produce gastric (tummy) juices. There is evidence that it helps increase breast milk in nursing mothers trying to raise their production levels naturally. Blessed Thistle should not be consumed during pregnancy.
Fenugreek is one of the herbs that will most often pop up in ye old google search for herbal treatments of milk (moo) production issues. This supplement is used to help increase breast milk supply both slightly before birth and in the month or so after giving birth. Fenugreek has sweet, sort of maple syrup flavoring. It can be taken to help soothe GI and digestion issues and is well documented in studies to effectively decrease cholesterol and blood sugar as well as increasing breast milk supply. If you use large dosages, which you should not during pregnancy because it can cause contractions, of fenugreek will make your sweat, milk and urine smell and taste of maple syrup.
Milk Thistle has wonderful use as a liver protecting agent. The Milk Thistle, available in supplements, has been shown in recent studies to help women significantly increase their breast milk production.