I must have cursed myself because after writing my original post, Solving the Milk Crisis During Breastfeeding, I went through a milk crisis of my own. Whereas before I had strong milk ejection to the point my newborn was choking on my milk; it was slowly dwindling down during our trek from the Hills of PA to the Sunshine State. I was sorely lacking in milk while cruising on the Interstate with a screaming baby and frustrated driver-baby daddy. While desperately pumping with my Medela Breast pump and flashing the truck drivers, my Korean Seaweed soup (an excellent source for milk production) wasn’t there to save the day. I wish I found this and taken it with me during the stressful time of moving.
Lactate Support by Gaia Herbs came to me under the advice of Whole Food Sales associate. Although initially I was going to get a big helping of Fenugreek, I was advised that this might work much better. I am glad I spent the extra $15 because it literally saved our breastfeeding problem of not having enough milk. Not only does it have Fenugreek, a natural milk producer, but it also contains: Fennel Seed, Red Raspberry, Blessed Thistle, and Marshmallow Root.
Other reasons to love Gaia Herbs (According to their Website)
- Gaia Herbs- The Leader in Certified Organic Herbal Products
- 100% Vegetarian
- Contains no Animal byproducts—No Gelatin
- Tested Free of Heavy Metal Toxicity and other Contaminants
- Packaged in Glass to Protect You and The Environment
The Capsules are liquid phyto-caps for faster absorption. I could feel my breast fill no later than ten minutes of taking the Lactate support. This stuff really works!!! Although it costs a bit more than other brands, I have to say that I am totally sold on the Gaia Label. And supplementing with formula will be more costly than taking this. Although it suggests three capsules a day, I get by with one or even two if I feel the milk supply is dwindling.
Gaia products are made in the U.S.A. In the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, and it’s certified Organic and Vegetarian.
[This post was written by Susie Kim.]