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Moringa (Malunggay)

The products listed below have helped some mothers increase milk supply, but may or may not work for you.  Please discuss starting any new vitamins or supplements with your physician before starting them.

Often herbals used for breastfeeding work best when they are used in combination.  The products listed below combine several common herbals that are reported to help increase milk supply.

Moringa (Malunggay) is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics.


In parts of the world where extra food or vitamins are not readily available,  moringa, or nature’s “miracle tree” – has traditionally been used to supplement the necessary minerals (iron, calcium, potassium, zinc), vitamins (A, C, E, and the B complex), and protein in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

From WebMD:


"Asparagus racemosus is a plant used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). The root is used to make medicine.  Don’t confuse asparagus racemosus with Asparagus officinalis, which is the type of asparagus that is commonly eaten as a vegetable.

Women use asparagus racemosus for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and uterine bleeding; and to start breast milk production."

*Medical Disclaimer. ... This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before starting any new herbal supplements or using any homeopathic remedies. 

From WebMD:

"Goat's rue is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse goat's rue (Galega officinalis) with rue (Ruta graveolens).

Goat's rue is used along with conventional treatment for diabetes and as a diuretic.  In combination with other herbs, goat's rue is used to stimulate the adrenal gland and pancreas; to protect the liver; for digestion problems; and to start the flow of breastmilk."

Combination Herbal Products

Shatavari

Goat's Rue

Herbals and Supplements that May Increase Milk Supply*