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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

The growth and development of a fetus, into a baby, the birthing process, and the ability for the baby to continue to be nourished by the mother with breast milk is truly miraculous. Whether you choose to, or are able to breastfeed your baby or not, many women struggle to produce enough milk and find breastfeeding a challenge.

Some mothers face a shortage of milk right from the beginning of lactation or in the later stages when there simply isn’t enough of a milk supply. If this is the case, mothers are often advised to simply try feeding more often. However, this does not always work, and often mothers have to revert to other measures.

Blessed Thistle 
This herb not only helps increase the amount of milk produced but also the quality of the milk. It may also stabilise blood sugar levels.  

This remedy is most commonly recommended to help increase breast-milk production due to the lactation activity of fatty acids and may increase milk flow.  Fenugreek has been known to increase a nursing mother’s milk supply within 24-72 hours after taking the herb. It can be safely taken in capsules, tea and cookies.

Feeding Cookies
Made here in NZ, Feeding Cookies contain Fenugreek and fennel, 2 herbs known to help increase breast milk.  They are wheat and dairy free and would go perfectly with a cup of Breastfeeding Tea, while feeding baby.

Milk Flow
This homeopathic remedy has been formulated to assist in establishing a regular flow of breast milk in the early days of breast feeding. It may be of particular benefit to a breastfeeding woman following a shock or illness, that has affected her breast milk.

Remember,  the more the baby suckles, the more milk should be produced – Its all about supply and demand.  It is also important to empty the breast of milk fully, so it can be replenished again. So if baby doesn't drink it all, expressing can help to expel the rest.

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