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  1. #11
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    When I was in your spot, I did both. I would add the PP session midday or later when your supply is naturally lower. It mimics a growth spurt, so you need to do it more than once a week to get your body to respond.

    I started yielding maybe 1.5 oz more per day at work with it. It was just enough to meet the gap for me. I'm sure everybody responds differently.

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    Default Re: fenugreek

    When you say you did both, you mean pp and fenugreek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mtmama View Post
    When you say you did both, you mean pp and fenugreek?
    Yes. Although I stopped with the fenugreek after awhile. The smell creeped me out.

    Christine
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    Hi everyone... just wanted to give an update.

    I let mmyself get used to the pump. Seems to have worked out. Most days I am fine and get the 12 oz i need.

    I did order some fenugreek seed and plan on using the "tea" with the seed like mommal suggested if I see a drop in supply at some point. How how often should I have the tea? 3 x a day?

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    Drink the tea as often as needed to produce the maple smell. Once you smell like an IHOP, you're drinking enough.

    Mmmm, pancakes...
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    I took fenugreek 3 pills 3 times a day until I finished the bottle of 160 I believe. Took about two weeks. My supply increased by about 30% I would say, and I have been able to maintain it ever since with nursing and pumping. I have read that if you stop fenugreek you can maintain the supply, unlike with prescription meds where it would drop once stopping. Worked for me.

    Also, apparently you can take it again if supply later drops. I plan on doing that once I return to work since I'm sure the stress will take a toll on it...

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    what will begin to smell like pancakes? my milk? urine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ellavinophile View Post
    what will begin to smell like pancakes? my milk? urine?
    I think your urine, and I know for certain your sweat.
    I'm Sarah. Mom to Emily (1/27/05) and Jack (12/29/10)
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