Have you ever heard of Fenugreek Seeds??Fenugreek is one of the world's oldest medicinal herbs. It has a variety of uses, including increasing breastmilk production. Fenugreek seeds contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin (a phytoestrogen compound that seems to mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen) that promotes the milk production.
Fenugreek and Breastfeeding
Fenugreek seeds contain hormone precursors that increase milk supply. Scientists do not know for sure how this happens. Some believe it is possible because breasts are modified sweat glands, and fenugreek stimulates sweat production. It has been found that fenugreek can increase a nursing mother's milk supply within 24 to 72 hours but may occur after 2 to 3 days. Once an adequate level of milk production is reached, most women can discontinue the fenugreek and maintain the milk supply with adequate breast stimulation. Many women today take fenugreek in a pill form (fenugreek seeds placed in capsules). The pills can be found at most vitamin and nutrition stores and at many supermarkets and natural foods stores. Fenugreek can also be taken in tea form, although tea is believed to be less effect than the pills.
Fenugreek is considered safe for nursing moms when used in moderation and is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's GRAS list (Generally Recognized As Safe)
Some woman may have allergies on this herb though, u may read on this for precautions :http://www.breastfeeding.com/all_about/fenugreek/all_about_fenugreek_precautions.html
The most common side effect is a maple syrup odor in urine and sweat (this is not a bad thing, it just means that the proper dosage has been reached). If overdosage it also can cause diarrhea, aggravate asthma, or hypoglycemia. Mothers who suffer from asthma, or who are allergic to peanuts, should probably not take fenugreek. Pregnant women should not take fenugreek because it can cause uterine contractions.
PREGNANT WOMAN SHOULD AVOID TAKING FENUGREEK AS IT MAY INDUCE LABOUR
How long will it take effect??
Typically, increased milk production from taking Fenugreek occurs within 24 hours or sometimes 2-3 days after beginning supplementation, with full effectiveness attained within 2 weeks. Once milk flow has been successfully established, Fenugreek usage can be stopped without a corresponding interruption in breast milk flow.
Fenugreek on other store
Fenugreek seed is the main ingredient and can be also found in Milkmaid Tea (Earth to Mama Angel Baby Brand) increase breastmilk supply which is quite expensive. They sell it for RM69.90 for 112 grams (2 - 3 weeks supply) and RM45 for 52 grams (1 - 2 weeks supply) . Moreover, many woman dont like drinking milkmaid tea since the odour of the tea is pretty smelly. While GNC store is selling for RM62.90 for 610mg of 100 capsule (if suggestion dosage of 2 capsules x 3 times per day = 100/6 capsules per day then it would last only 16 days a bottle of 100 capsule)
Isn't it expensive??
But now u can buy it here for a cheaper price!!NOTE :- The fenugreek i'm selling is 100% fenugreek seed in a form of capsule of 600 mg. (Capsule shell is Vegetable source and certified HALAL)- This Fenugreek is imported direct from UK in BULK since oversea country has been taking fenugreek for a long time to increase their breast milk, I just sort them out in packets.(that's why cheaper, no cost for bottles or tags)- But the content is organic Fenugreek seed 100% and exactly the same as the other Fenugreek seed they are selling in Malaysia like in GNC or in milkmaid Tea.
- If u want Branded Fenugreek seed please dont buy mine .
PRICE Fenugreek Seed Per Capsule 600 mg :
1 packet of 75 capsules ( approximately 2 weeks supply ) - RM 22.00
1 packet of 150 capsules ( approximately 1 month supply) - RM 40.00
1 packet of 300 capsules (approximately 2 months supply ) - RM 74.00
Post Express : Rm3.50