Our milk enhancer contains a blend of herbs specifically designed to help stimulate milk production naturally so that your baby never goes hungry. At nuMOM, we believe that milk production should come easy and effortless and be natural – and that's the purpose of our nuMOM Milk Enhancer.
What Causes the Production of Milk?
Two herbs contained in the nuMOM Milk Enhancer are fenugreek and blessed thistle. Since the beginning of time, these two herbs have been used safely by moms. The US FDA considers fenugreek safe when used appropriately and lists it on the GRAS list. Many mothers experience an increase in 24 to 72 hours, while others say it takes up to two weeks to see the increase. Moms are just as satisfied as their babies with this type of results!
How Do the Herbs Work?
Researchers believe that it's the lactation factors found in the fatty acids of the herb that are responsible for the milk-producing properties (Mowrey, 1986). Blessed thistle increases blood flow to the mammary glands, which increases oxygen and nutrients and facilitates the flow of milk (Gladstar, 1993). Studies show that fenugreek can increase milk production up to 900% (Fleiss, 1954). However, we typically see mothers double their current supply.
How Do I Take It?
The nuMOM Milk Enhancer is different from other milk enhancers on the market. The herbs are 100% natural and can be easily taken in its capsule form. There's no need to worry about how to get down another cup of bitter tea – and your days of morning sickness are long gone; why revisit them?
New busy moms don't have to worry about proper dosages with the nuMOM Milk Enhancer formula; everything has been calculated for you, and you actually take fewer capsules than other brands. Fenugreek off the shelf can require 9 capsules or more a day. However, with nuMOM Milk Enhancer, you can take up to 6 capsules a day, depending on the level of milk production you desire. Once you have increased the flow, you may reduce the per day amount. We recommend that mothers take 2 capsules before each meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
How long should I take it?
NuMOM Milk Enhancer can be used short-term or long-term, it varies based on each mother. We have some mothers that take it for 1-2 weeks to get their milk production up to their desired level and then they ease off of it. We have other mothers that continue on it longer. However, the goal is to get your breast milk level up and then ease off of the capsules.
Who can take the supplement?
The supplement was designed to meet the needs of most women. As always, you should talk to your health care provider prior to taking this supplement if you have any concerns. Some women report a maple like odor in their urine while taking the supplement, and others may experience some bloating or gas.
We do not recommend taking this supplement if you are pregnant, or have diabetes or hypoglycemia. Also, women that are allergic to ragweed or chrysanthemum family should not take the product. If you have other allergies, be sure to check with your physician before taking Blessed Thistle or Fenugreek. You should always consult your physician if you are taking other medications.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.
Fleiss, Peter. Mothering to Mothering (Apr/May, 1990).
Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster 1993.
Mowrey, Daniel B. The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine. New Canaan, CT: Keats, 1986.
Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Servings per Container: 15
|Amount Per Serving
|Fenugreek Seed Powder
|Blessed Thistle Powder
|Other ingredients: Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin capsule