Do I need to take a multivitamin supplement while nursing?
Yes! Because the nutritional needs of breastfeeding women are similar to those of pregnant women, most health care providers recommend that nursing moms continue to take a multivitamin. This extra vitamin and mineral support helps to ensure that you get enough the key nutrients needed to safeguard your health and produce plentiful and nutritious breast milk.
Are the herbs in Nursing Blend safe for my baby?
Nursing Blend contains fenugreek, fennel seed, coriander seed, anise seed, chamomile, and vervain. Each of these herbs has been used for safely centuries in cooking and/or traditional medicine.
Why do Nursing Blend and Nursing Postnatal contain 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D?
That does seem like a lot of Vitamin D, right? But, it is important to know that Vitamin D deficiency is very common among women and children, and many experts believe that the current Daily Value for Vitamin D (only 400 IU) is not sufficient to maintain Vitamin D levels at a healthy level. Once believed to be important only for bone health, recent research shows that Vitamin D plays a role in the prevention of a wide range of health conditions, including high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, breast cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. By providing 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D, Nursing Postnatal helps to increase circulating levels of Vitamin D in nursing women, thereby ensuring that the breast milk produced by these women will have enough Vitamin D to prevent suboptimal Vitamin D status in their growing babies.
Why does Nursing Blend contain fenugreek seed powder and fenugreek seed extract?
Nursing Blend is designed to quickly and naturally increase your breast milk supply. One of the primary ingredients in Nursing Blend is fenugreek, which is the most well-known herb for promoting breast milk production. One of the complaints we hear from women about taking fenugreek, however, is that it is often necessary to take many capsules per day to experience a boost in breast milk supply. With that in mind, we created Nursing Blend to providing a unique combination of whole fenugreek seed powder along with a concentrated fenugreek seed extract. As a result, Nursing Blend offers an equivalent dose of 2 grams of fenugreek in each daily dose (only 3 capsules)!
How soon after starting Nursing Blend will I see an increase in my supply?
Most moms begin to see an increase in their breast milk supply within 72 hours of starting Nursing Blend. But, of course, moms are like snowflakes - no two are the same - so results do vary!
Can I take Nursing Blend and Nursing Postnatal together?
Great question! Because both Nursing Blend and Nursing Postnatal contain a full multivitamin targeted to the needs of nursing women, it is not necessary to take both. This begs the question: which product do I choose? If you are looking for a boost in your breast milk supply, along with vitamin and mineral support, choose Nursing Blend. Nursing Blend contains a blend of herbs that help support breast milk production. If your supply is sufficient, and you are looking only for a multivitamin supplement, Nursing Postnatal is the product for you!
What is a galactogogue?
A galactogogue is a substance that promotes breast milk production. Nursing Blend contains several herbs that have been used traditionally as galactogogues, including fenugreek, fennel, and coriander.