Overall, fenugreek is a safe herb that has been proven to increase milk production in nursing mothers.
Fenugreek has proved itself to be safe in high doses for most individuals, but starting out conservatively will give nursing mothers a chance to monitor their body's reaction.
This supplement contains vitamins C, D2, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, iodine, zinc, copper and magnesium, along with PABA, Fenugreek, Aloe Vera and silica.
Individuals with asthma have reported that fenugreek has aggravated their symptoms and some individuals may experience mild diarrhea or digestive complaints.
One of the more pleasant side effects of fenugreek is that it can actually impart a licorice-like smell to the sweat and breastmilk.
Most individuals will react positively to fenugreek, though there are some specific instances when the herb should not be used.
Fenugreek supplements are sold in most health food stores and a bottle will typically retail for less than ten dollars.
Like all herbs, fenugreek has its share of side effects and contraindications, but mostly for specific health cases.
In Chinese medicine, chicory root is usually used along with ginger, lime flowers, and fenugreek seeds.
A seasoning of ground fenugreek or spice is sometimes given to shy feeders to encourage them to eat.