As Bremo continues to assist new mothers through our breast pump service, we are also expanding our herbal and natural product selection to aid in higher milk production from the start of feeding and / or pumping. Many breastfeeding mothers do not realize that they are not producing enough milk until their child starts showing signs of hunger. Therefore, we believe it is important to begin thinking about healthy milk production before a potential problem is even detected. To serve our customers, we are carrying products that aid in milk production and healthy lactation. We have had a huge interest in the Fenugreek capsules and Mother’s Milk and have thus started to carry these products at both our Staples Mill Road and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital locations.
Fenugreek seed is an herbal product in capsule form intended to increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers. The exact reason that fenugreek increases milk production is unclear, but it is been accepted by many health professionals that there is a direct connection between fenugreek and increased milk production. This has been proven through the many referrals from pediatricians, lactation consultants, and nurses that have instructed their patients to purchase fenugreek from us. Most mothers notice an increase in production within 48 hours of starting Fenugreek products. Research has shown taking powdered fenugreek 1-2 grams or drinking fenugreek tea up to three times daily can increase milk production in lactating women. This effect is best seen when fenugreek is started 1-2 days after delivery. Side effects may include diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea, and flatulence. If you are taking diabetes medications, theophylline, or medications to prevent a blood clot, discuss using fenugreek with your doctor before starting this supplement.
More benefits of Fenugreek can be found here:
Mother’s Milk is an organic product that comes in the form of tea bags that you can drink to promote healthy lactation. Mother’s Milk actually contains Fenugreek as one of its milk-increasing ingredients. It contains additional herbs that aid in milk production including fennel, anise, coriander, and blessed thistle. This product is naturally caffeine free. It has a sweet, slightly bitter taste with a licorice-like flavor.
One customer said, “I took these and they helped so much with my milk supply. I take them on and off with Mother’s Milk tea so my body doesn’t get used to one or the other. Definitely a huge difference.”
The Fenugreek and the Mother’s Milk tea are both great options for increasing breastmilk, however, the recommended dosing for each requires them to be used multiple times daily to reach optimal benefit. It can be challenging with a new baby or babies to remember to us a product throughout the day, a new product is NOW AVAILABLE that is a ONCE DAILY equivalent. Boobie Bars® were created by a board-certified lactation consultant and neonatal registered nurse. These bars are vegan, non dairy, no soy, non-GMO and come in a GLUTEN-FREE option.
The bars are powered by superfood ingredients that include oats, flaxseed and coconut oil, plus a blend of moringa, turmeric, shatavari, fenugreek and spices. Bremo Pharmacy @ Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is currently carrying the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Gluten Free Peanut Butter flavors and we would love to have you sample either or both. Stop in today in the Skipwith Lobby of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to try your sample!
Whether you are welcoming a precious baby girl or boy in to the world, breastfeeding is extremely important for infants, babies, and mothers, so it is vital to keep production steady from the beginning. Another way to keep production up is by using the appropriate grade of breast pump. We offer hospital-grade breast pumps to either rent or own for patients both with and without insurance. Check out our maternity section on our website for more information and access a quick link to our Bremo Breast Pump Eligibility Form here:
Bremo pro tip: we want to stress the importance of DRINKING WATER when breastfeeding. Staying hydrated is a vital factor in breast milk production and we believe staying hydrated is equally as beneficial as the Fenugreek products.
Please stop in one of our convenient locations to learn more about healthy lactation products and all things related to maternity. We recommend consulting with your doctor before starting any prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding. Learn more about how to protect your child here: