Hi there, I am expecting a child via a surrogate around xmas time and am trying to induce lactation by taking fenugreek and blessed thistle + pumping.
At the moment I am getting droplets but it all seems very dependent on taking the fenugreek and blessed thistle e.g. if I forget things seem to dry up v quickly.
I have read a few threads which seem to suggest the use of these herbs is ok but also have seen a few websites which advise against blessed thistle in particular with a v young baby. Does anyone have any knowledge of if it's ok to take them?/
Also any other ideas of boosting milk supply. I am also going to use a lact Aid to give the baby formula once born.
I haven't discussed with my gp as nervous he will think I'm a bit of a crank for even attempting this! Also he seems very anti herbal remedies generally - perhaps all gps are like this as not tested stringently ?