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    Default Metformin and fenugreek

    Can you take the two together? WHat about blessed thistle?


    thanks in advance
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    Default Re: Metformin and fenugreek

    I just consulted with Diana West, IBCLC and author, who said that there are no known drug interactions with fenugreek, however there is also no research. Anything is possible, however, in her opinion, it is unlikely to be problematic.

    Also, Diana adds, fenugreek is not the first herbal galactagogue; goat's rue may be more effective.

    http://www.lowmilksupply.org/goatsrue.shtml

    Again, from Diana West--Another herbal galactagogue to consider is shatavari:

    http://www.lowmilksupply.org/shatavari.shtml
    Marianne
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    Default Re: Metformin and fenugreek

    I was just wonderning if you could take the two together because i have read that metformin also helps with milk. I am taking it for cycle issues. I have PCOS and insulin restiance. I heard that fenugreek is like the herbal alternative for metformin. I havent been taking the fenugreek or blessed thistle for the past few weeks but have been taking the metformin. I didnt know if they could be taken together since its like the same thing.
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    Default Re: Metformin and fenugreek

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lllmarianne View Post
    I just consulted with Diana West, IBCLC and author, who said that there are no known drug interactions with fenugreek, however there is also no research. Anything is possible, however, in her opinion, it is unlikely to be problematic.

    Also, Diana adds, fenugreek is not the first herbal galactagogue; goat's rue may be more effective.

    http://www.lowmilksupply.org/goatsrue.shtml

    Again, from Diana West--Another herbal galactagogue to consider is shatavari:

    http://www.lowmilksupply.org/shatavari.shtml
    Sorry I wasn't clear. Diana West said that it is unlikely to be a problem to take fenugreek and metformin together.
    Marianne
    LLL Leader

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    Default Re: Metformin and fenugreek

    Thanks
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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