I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but prenatal vitamins are huge! After I had Anders my midwife kept bothering me to continue taking them. She insisted that prenatals were important to continue because breastfeeding took so much from the mother. I compromised by forcing a giant, disgusting horse pill down my throat every other day. It’s the best I could do.
Then one day I opened a magazine and saw an add for Fairhaven Health’s Nursing Blend. Nursing Blend is a breastfeeding supplement that has all the vitamins in a prenatal PLUS some awesome supporting ingredients such as fenugreek and fennel seed. I waited to long to start pumping (since I may have to work part-time in the fall, plus student teaching and things), so I needed the boost to help establish a supply.
The recommended dose is two capsules per day and most women see an increase in milk supply after the first day. It took closer to a week for me, but then the milk was crazy! My pumping schedule is pretty laid back, but while taking the nursing blend as recommended I had to pump twice a day and nearly tripled my output! I’m going to be honest and say it got overwhelming at times, so I have been doing this on and off schedule with the nursing blend. Sometimes I take only half the recommended dose for a long period of time allowing me to have extra to pump but not engorging my breasts.
(They say breastfeeding is supply and demand. Although I can get about 6 ounces per session with the nursing blend, once I’ve skipped the supplement for a day or two I’m back to two ounces per pumping session. It’s quite baffling…)
I was running out of milk in my freezer (as you can see my storage container is full and I’ve started a new stack next to it) so I’ve been very scarce with my sessions lately. It’s comforting to know that when I go back to work I can just begin taking the nursing blend again pump away!
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