I only work 3 days A week and only pump those days to feed for the next day. It didn't go up a whole ton, let's say 1/2 to 1 oz per breast, but at least some. I was told this week by a lactation consultant to take both, that 3 pills of each 3 time a day. I took fenugreek for well over a month, and didn't have any increase. I'm at 48 hours of starting it and I can't tell yet if I have an increase. These things help me more than any supplements or teas have. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. I wouldn't have cared as much if it had worked.) Dietary supplements containing brewer's yeast often contain non-living, dried yeast. Brewers yeast is typically available in powder and tablet form and … I also just started taking fenugreek 3 days ago and was wondering how long that took to kick things in gear? By Friday, my supply had increased. They are supposed to help with supply. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. The trade off is well worth it, I have a huge freezer stash. This action cannot be undone. I know brewers yeast is high in protein, do thinking that's the way I'm going to try. I've had good luck with mixing BY in with oatmeal - 2-3 Tbsp in a packet of instant oatmeal (I know instant isn't supposed to be as good as old fashioned for milk supply, but I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast anyhow). Only made them last night, so I can't tell you if I've seen much of a difference yet. I'm often a little short and I just pump in the morning days I'm home with them. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. Thanks! BabyCenter may earn a commission from shopping links. But I breast fed for 14 months and fenugreek helped me out so much but I guess if you don't like the smell lol you should try something else. A. Ardwen. ^^ wow, thanks for the tip. Sorry I can't help much. I took fenugreek for well over a month, and didn't have any increase. This discussion is archived and locked for posting. of commercial yeasts, and it’s not considered a dry yeast. The increase in milk supply took about a week, but holy moly feezer is about to bust, I might cut back on the pills now, only because I don't have any more room in my freezer. Brewer’s yeast has a bitter taste. Any ideas and how much per day do I need to take to make a difference. Brewers yeast I think I read you can like bake cookies with it? She often sleeps through the night and I end up engorged before she wakes up, it doesn't hurt, but I do leak through pads, bra, pj, and sheets. I've heard that fenugreek works better with blessed thistle. So to answer your question (and my own) about the fenugreek, apparently for me 3 days. I took fenugreek with a prior pregnancy and hated smelling like syrup. I am hoping you get some answers b/c I'm wondering the same thing about fenugreek. That said, it works well for so many women - what dosage are you taking? We work hard to share our most timely and active conversations with you. They come fortified with vitamin B which my LC said was ok. © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. I bought some Brewers yeast to add to the Oatmeal Lactation cookies. Anyone like one over the other? Fenugreek. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. But I just got some brewers yeast tabs today. I take 4 pills 4 times a day. Haha I love smelling like syrup! Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. Maybe try throwing in a protein bar and gatorade in the middle of you workday and see if it'll help you pump more. I find the pills easier to deal with. Breastfeeding didn't work out for me, so we've been exclusively pumping for 7 weeks (9 weeks pp). I drink all day long when I'm at work. What to Expect has thousands of open discussions happening each day. I believe I've gone up a full cup size since last night, lol. The taste is horrible to mix with a drink. I don't know what you can use the powder for other than cookies tho! By Wednesday, I was smelling maple syrup when I was sweating. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we've linked to here. Fenugreek Vs Brewers Yeast. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby's growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. As for the fenugreek, I know it took me a few days before I started seeing any changes. Lengendairy vs milky mama vs Mrs. PatelWhat’s worked? But I used it in the cookies, and they came out great. http://community.livejournal.com/breastfeeding/2288837.html#cutid1. So I tried 3 today b/c I feel like 2 wasn't doing much. I had been getting plenty for her 3 bottles but now I'm 2-4 oz short. Also if I'm still short, I make all the bottles a little smaller and with tommee tippee it's hard to tell :) I also drink na beer and eat a bunch of oatmeal. It is made from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a one-celled fungus. What hasn’t?I’ve done brewers yeast and fenugreek...looking for something else to boost my supply. I only work 3 days A week and only pump those days to feed for the next day. Per her recommendation I started on 1 pill and added a pill everyday until I got to 16 pills. This was due, in part, to the brewer's yeast, which is an active ingredient, along with whole oats, and ground flax seed. Always talk to your lactation consultant before starting on supplement.. that being said may LC suggested I start on brewers yeast a while back. Where do you find the brewers yeast tabs? We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. Archived discussions are usually a bit older and not as active as other community content. Fresh yeast is the O.G. Thinking I need to do one because my supply has dropped slightly with pumping. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. I had been getting plenty for her 3 bottles but now I'm 2-4 oz short. There are several lactation cookies (oatmeal cookies) with brewers yeast and flax seed meal. My LC is the one who told me to take the fenugreek but didn't say anything about the blessed thistle! This product is matched to user comments in this post. It could have been that I'd added too much yeast to the recipe. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. Thinking I need to do one because my supply has dropped slightly with pumping. Your Guide to the First Trimester of Pregnancy, Your Guide to the Second Trimester of Pregnancy. (Unfortunetly, fenugreek didn't do much for me...except give me a stomach ache and make me smell like maple syrup! Ugh! People use brewer's yeast to make medicine. This supplement has been used since ancient times in different recipes as a special ingredient in biscuits, cakes, and other flour recipes. Ive got to do some more research online. This action cannot be undone. If you ever read the ingredients of any lactation cookies, I bet almost all of them will include Brewer’s yeast as its main ingredients due to its powerful boosting effect. I worked really hard for several weeks to increase my supply: brewers yeast, flaxseed, oatmeal, fenugreek, mother's milk tea, etc.... At the... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). It’s called brewer’s yeast, a product of the fermentation of the gluten found in barley. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Brewer's yeast is a kind of yeast that is a by-product of brewing beer. You should be taking at least 3 capsules, 3 times a day to see a difference. Haven't tried the brewer's yeast yet. I'm giving them all i produce. I'm definitely going to try that! This morning I had to wake up before Lily, I pumped 13 oz. Does one work better than the other you're increased milk supply? Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Keeping my fingers crossed! Just started taking them tonight with dinner so we will see in a few days how things go. I took the Nature's Way brand that was 610 mg's. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I am planning to try this weekend. Fenugreek all the way :) although I have gone from supplementing with formula at every feed to not supplementing any at all and I now have a huge over supply...so be careful with how many u take as my little one is now gaining far too quickly with all this extra milk :(. I started fenugreek on a Monday afternoon. I breastfeed in the mornings twice before work she drinks 20-25 oz at daycare, and I breastfeed again when we return home and on weekends. Create an account or log in to participate.