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    Confused for you breastfeeding mamas...

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    have any of you ever heard of taking yeast pills to help with milk production? i just had my baby last week and the lactation consultant mentioned this might be a good idea since i have never been a big milk producer in the past. she also told me to eat lots of oatmeal - which i am doing. I guess i am just curious if anyone has ever tried the yeast pills and if it really worked... I am assuming that since a lactation consultant told me to do it that it is a natural and safe thing to do? anyone know? thx in advance ~amy
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    I've never heard of it.
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    Ive never heard of it. I use mothers milk tea and fenugreek to help milk supply. Ive tried oatmeal before too.

    ETA- I googled it, and I guess its the same theory behind having a beer to help your milk supply. Ive tried beer too, and my supply increased but I was also frequently pumping so Im thinking it was more the pumping than the beer.
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    hmmm well, if i find anything about it on the net, i will post links incase anyone else is curious...
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    she was talking about brewer's yeast, which is considered by some to be a galactogogue (food or supplement which increases milk supply)

    you can find a comprehensive list here: http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milks...bal-rem_a.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocassandralee View Post
    Ive never heard of it. I use mothers milk tea and fenugreek to help milk supply. Ive tried oatmeal before too.

    ETA- I googled it, and I guess its the same theory behind having a beer to help your milk supply. Ive tried beer too, and my supply increased but I was also frequently pumping so Im thinking it was more the pumping than the beer.
    My grandma always says a bottle of beer will help. But yes I would try oatmeal and fenugreek before yeast pills. Too much Yeast can cause yeast infections in you breast ducts (trust me, not fun and I didn't take the pills) and also causes thrush. Also remember it's a supply and demand thing and your body will produce as much as it thinks your baby needs. Pumping helps too.


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    I never heard of it before till just now. I used Fenugreek and it did work.
    Now be aware you are going to smell like maple syrup
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    I recomend oatmeal, fenugreek, and a beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky View Post
    I never heard of it before till just now. I used Fenugreek and it did work.
    Now be aware you are going to smell like maple syrup
    lol! that is exactly what my friend told me... maple syrup isn't that bad though huh? haha.

    thanks guys... i never thought about the yeast infection thing - ick. i have a lot of trouble with that kinda stuff anyway. thanks for the insight.
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    i have not. i have oatmeal every morning though and beer helps too some nights i have a beer after she's in bed. i've read about the herbal supplements and for every article i read that supports them, i read another that is warns against them. there is so much information it can be overwhelming.
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