November 7, 2009

Herbal Help

Hey, this actually works.

Since I'm on my most demanding rotation now, I need all the help I can get to keep up the milk supply. My average output was on the decline and I decided to give this herbal tea stuff a try. The active ingredient is fenugreek, which can also be found in curry. The result? I went from 9oz to 12-15oz at the end of the work day (depending on how much I get to hydrate).

The taste isn't spectacular, but it's fine with a drop of honey. The downside is that I think my sweat now smells like tandoori chicken.

Sidenote: As a follow-up to my neck injury, it still hurts! One of the young male nurses called me Dr. Batman. -Which I thought meant I was heroic in all my doctorly pursuits. Alas this is not the intent. It's in reference to the rigid mask Michael Keaton wore, which didn't allow him to turn his neck during Batman's fight scenes.


The Marketing Mama said...

Glad it's working for you! I've started taking "mothers milk plus" I think it's called. Also fenugreek as main ingredient - but it's in a capsule form. I always notice a difference when I take it.

Michele said...

Glad to hear that it's working for you.
Hope your neck is feeling better soon. Poor thing ;(