Which Motherlove lactation supplement is right for you?
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
Can you guess what the disclaimer is for this article?! ...ALWAYS consult with your regular doctor who is familiar with your medical history before ingesting any of the galactagogues on this list. For instance, this is especially important if you are pregnant, have a history of diabetes including gestational diabetes, a nut allergy, or problems with your heart, thyroid or kidneys.
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Blessed Thistle • Nettle Leaf • Fennel Seed
Not for use during pregnancy. Formulated without fenugreek seed for those who may be sensitive to this herb.
Fenugreek Seed • Blessed Thistle • Nettle Leaf • Fennel Seed
Not for use during pregnancy. Motherlove’s best selling herbal lactation formula designed to support breastmilk supply. This herbal combination helps most women increase their breast milk supply in 24-48 hours. Since this fenugreek may have a laxative effect, Nesting does not recommend it for babies who have colic or excess gas. Fenugreek is also not recommended for women with hypothyroidism, diabetes, or allergies to peanuts and chickpeas.
MORE MILK TWO
Raspberry Leaf • Nettle Leaf • Alfalfa Leaf
Alcohol free. For use when pregnant and breastfeeding an older child.
MORE MILK SPECIAL BLEND
Goat’s Rue • Fenugreek Seed • Blessed Thistle • Nettle Leaf • Fennel Seed
Not for use during pregnancy. Blends the herbs in More Milk Plus with goat’s rue to help women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), breast surgeries, and adoptive moms to help develop mammary tissue and effectively support breast milk supply. Since this fenugreek may have a laxative effect, Nesting does not recommend it for babies who have colic or excess gas. Fenugreek is also not recommended for women with hypothyroidism, diabetes, or allergies to peanuts and chickpeas.
Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Not for use during pregnancy. Alcohol free. A liquid extract of a highly recommended herb to support breast milk supply. A member of the legume family, fenugreek stimulates milk ducts and affects smooth muscle contractions, which helps stimulate milk ejection. Since this herb may have a laxative effect, Nesting does not recommend it for babies who have colic or excess gas. It is also not recommended for women with hypothyroidism, diabetes, or allergies to peanuts and chickpeas.
Goat’s rue is a perennial native to Europe. This herb is considered to be one of the most beneficial herbs to stimulate the development of mammary tissue and support milk production. Consult a health care professional prior to use during pregnancy. Goat’s Rue is not recommended for women with diabetes or a peanut or chickpea allergy.
Not for use during pregnancy. Known as the “miracle tree,” malunggay is widely recognized for its nutritional benefits, and has been used for generations by breastfeeding women to support breast milk supply. In addition to boosting milk supply, it has been known to strengthen the immune system, relieve constipation, normalize blood pressure, facilitate healing.
Not recommended for women with kidney and heart problems. A rejuvenating Ayurvedic tonic that balances the female hormonal system, including fertility and breast production. It nourishes, cleanses and assures smooth functioning of the woman’s reproductive system. Shatavari relieves postpartum symptoms like excessive bleeding, pain, illness, fatigue and depression. It helps reduce swelling and inflammation during menstrual periods, and has been said to aid in infertility, threatened miscarriage, and other related female reproductive system problems.
INFORMATION REGARDING OTHER INGREDIENTS
BLESSED THISTLE (Cnicus benedictus)
Not for use during pregnancy. Do not take with antipeptic medicine. Blessed thistle is native to Europe and Asia, and often used by lactating women to stimulate blood flow to the mammary glands. It has a calming effect that helps reduce anxiety.
NETTLE (Urtica dioica)
Nettle has been documented from ancient Greece to the present for its traditional use as a general tonic. With a high nutritional content so needed by new mothers, nettle is a rich source of iron, calcium and folic acid.
FENNEL (Foeninculum vulgare)
Not for use during pregnancy. Fennel relieves indigestion, flatulence, heartburn and fluid retention. Additionally, it increases appetite, increases prolactin levels and eases infant colic.