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Fenugreek seed, ginger and turmeric may increase human milk volume

Even though breastfeeding is the best way to assure optimal growth and health in infants, many women can’t exclusively breastfeed.

In this study, 50 women  aged 20 to 40, one-month post-partum and exclusively breastfeeding, took a placebo or an herbal combination containing 200 mg fenugreek seed, 120 mg ginger, and  100 mg turmeric, three times per day.

After two weeks, while the placebo group improved slightly, women taking the herbs saw milk volume increase 49 percent.

At four weeks, milk volume had increased 103 percent, with the same nutrient and energy composition as before  the study. Vitamin A also increased in herbal group breastmilk. 

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