My milk supply dropped after a recent illness that affected both myself and my DD who is almost 9 mos. I was advised by my dr. to take fenugreek. I purchased a bottle of Nature's Herbs Fenugreek seeds, 620 mg capsules. I took my first capsule last Friday night and I also drank a cup of Yogi Tea Nursing Mom (has fenugreek in it) as well as applied heat to my breast. My milk supply seemed to return and I once again felt that my breasts were full. I emailed a LLL about the recommended dosage for fenugreek. She said the BAB says 3 capsules 3 times a day. I had taken 3 capsules throughout the day Saturday and Sunday and then on Monday or Tuesday (can't remember which day) I took 6 capsules and I got really ill. I had the worst cramps with watery discharge (enough to wear a liner) and a really bad headache and an overall sense of feeling run-down. I also have had a really bad sore throat since taking the tea and capsules. I did not taking any fenugreek capsules yesterday or today. I've only had a cup of nursing tea last night. I'm wondering if I should take only one capsule a day, or only 2 or 3 a day.
I'm posting this for advice on what other moms have experienced using fenugreek. Do I need to keep taking it in order to keep my milk supply? My breasts haven't full again since Sunday. My DD doesn't cry or complain she just nurses and I know she is getting BM. Her diaper output is fine and normal.
Any advice would be much appreciated!