Has anyone had success with goat's rue to increase milk supply?
I googled the motherlove brand supplements - more milk plus, etc. and came across their blend with goat's rue, which supposedly has the added benefit of helping build more milk producing breast tissue. Fenugreek and blessed thistle are helping me, but I'm still not able to feed my twins even half their diet in breastmilk, which is my goal. I think they each only get 1-2 oz from me at a time.
The reviews I found on amazon are mixed - worked for some, not for others, and others said it gave their babies bad gas. I don't want to give my babes a bad reaction, but I'd really love to be able to produce more milk for them.
GOLD / squash / 13576 posts
I have no experience. I use the mothers milk tea and lactation cookies. I'm not sure if it really works but the cookies and tea are tasty.
pear / 1723 posts
@krsmall: i love the tea too! do you use a particular recipe for your cookies?
clementine / 916 posts
I recently used the special blend with goats rue. It worked for me. It wasn't like overnight engorgement like some claimed, but I did notice a solid increase in my supply. I pump once a day to keep up my small freezer stash and went from being able to pump 1-2oz a night to 4-5oz.
pomegranate / 3008 posts
I had better success with the regular MMP rather than the Special Blend MMP with Goat's Rue but it really is individual so it is worth trying. From everything I've learned and dealt with personally, it is the fenugreek that can give the gas, not the goat's rue specifically so even MMP could give the gassy reaction.
pear / 1723 posts
@LAGS: @pelikila: thanks!
grapefruit / 4278 posts
I used the regular MMP and E had the gassy reaction so I had to stop taking it. I took it for about a week, but didn't see much difference. Eating oatmeal, increasing my pumping sessions and power pumping in the evenings has helped me up my supply.