Maybe you’re a new mom who is frustrated about not being able to produce enough milk for your baby, or perhaps you want to make sure you can pump extra milk to have on hand for when you return to work and your schedule gets even busier. Whatever the reason, being able to produce enough breast milk is a concern that most moms face at some point — and so is figuring out what to do about it.
Women in ancient times had to rely on natural solutions to treat illnesses and other physical problems, including breast milk production. So, why shouldn’t you take advantage of these time-tested remedies?
In ancient Egypt, women were known to use fenugreek to aid their milk flow. A leafy plant that resembles clover, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is native to the Mediterranean region and cultivated in southern Europe and India. From seed to plant (live and dried), it has been used in cooking for centuries as well as to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues and helping lower blood sugar.
Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is from the daisy family and was widely grown in Europe during the Middle Ages as an aid in treating headaches, fevers, gout, and digestive issues. Not to be confused with milk thistle, which is used in herbal treatments for some liver problems, blessed thistle has long been used by women to improve their breast milk supply.
Dating back to the times of ancient Greece, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed has been helping nursing women stimulate breast milk production. And when passed through breast milk, fennel seed also helps sooth digestive issues and the symptoms of abdominal pain or colic in babies — a very welcome benefit for both mother and baby.
The beauty and benefit of modern science is that those time-tested herbs can be packed into one simple supplement, thereby increasing their efficacy. That’s the key to the Nursing and Lactation Support supplement from Mommy Knows Best: By combining fenugreek seed with blessed thistle and fennel seed, mothers who are breast-feeding can potentially see an increase in breast milk production within as little as 24 to 48 hours — safely and naturally.
Mommy Knows Best’s lactation supplement is produced in the United States, following strict GMP guidelines, and uses a special blend of high-quality herbs with no artificial ingredients. The supplement also includes the important omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, which is essential to your baby’s healthy brain and eye development. Here’s the breakdown of each ingredient, per serving:
- 1,000 mg Fenugreek Seed (powder)
- 1,000 mg Fennel Seed (powder)
- 600 mg Blessed Thistle (root)
- 60 mg DHA
As Kimberly, a mother to newborn twins, shared with us recently, the Nursing and Lactation Support supplement helped her produce 5 ounces more milk per day after only three days of taking the supplement, exclaiming, “They were almost 100 percent breast-fed today!”
A week later, Kimberly reported in: “I’m pumping way more — about 3-8 ounces daily — and can feel things filling up way sooner. I usually pump every 3-4 hours but can feel that I’m getting much fuller around 2-2 1/2 hours.”
Having a safe and natural “assist” from Mommy Knows Best’s Nursing and Lactation Support supplement has helped Kimberly achieve her breast-feeding goals for her twins. If you’re looking for that extra edge to ensure your little one (or ones!) have a ready supply of breast milk, this lactation supplement could be just what you’re looking for.