If your baby is going through a growth spurt, and you feel your milk supply is ‘not enough’, you might want to try a totally natural remedy that worked really well for me.
Buy 50 gr of Fenugreek seeds and 50 gr of Fennel seeds. Neal’s Yard has some good ones but you can find these seeds in most health-food shops. Mix your seeds and put them in a closed jar. Bring to the boil 2 cups of water in a pan. Add 1 tablespoon of the mixed seeds. Take off the stove and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Your ‘milk tea’ is ready to be drunk. Drink one cup on the first day. Repeat the operation on the second day and this time drink two cups. Usually you can see some improvement on the second day. If you don’t, continue with two cups a day for a few days.
Herbal remedies have not been proven scientifically to increase milk supply, but they’ve been used by mums for hundred of years with varying degrees of success. Fenugreek and Fennel are generally considered safe, so you can try them along with other methods such as expressing, drinking lots of water and feeding your baby more often.
Have realistic expectations: you might be surprised by the results.