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I suffer from low milk supply. I found a lot of information in this book that I haven’t found elsewhere. The quality of my milk improved from thin and watery to having a thick cream when it settles. I didn’t find the book information-dense, but well justified and even more convincing. I would highly recommend this book to any pregnant or nursing mother.

Lactogenic Diet

Beta-Glucans and the Dual Role of Prolactin: a detective story

Beta-Glucans and the Dual Role of Prolactin: a detective story

IntroA handful of our valued lactogenic foods—oats, barley, brewer’s and nutritional yeast, seaweed and medicinal mushrooms—are blessed by a molecule called beta-glucan. It might seem obvious that beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as...

Table of Contents, Blog Posts, HilaryJacobson.com

Table of Contents, Blog Posts, HilaryJacobson.com

An overview of blog posts according to its topic, for your convenience.          Breastfeeding and Lactation PostsSome Causes of Low Milk Supply that Respond to Foods and Herbs Beta-Glucans and the Dual Roles of Prolactin: a detective story The Postpartum Dance...

Beating Candidiasis safely while breastfeeding

Beating Candidiasis safely while breastfeeding

Fungal infection of the intestines, or that has become systemic, requires adequate long term treatment. A range of supplements that both support breastfeeding and attack fungus are needed to get the job done.

Some Causes of Low Milk Supply that Respond to Foods and Herbs

Some Causes of Low Milk Supply that Respond to Foods and Herbs

Lactogenic foods and herbs are commonly “insulin sensitizing,” “blood-sugar balancing,” or have an “anti-diabetic” effect. These foods also have an anti-inflammatory effect, quieting the "noise" of inflammation caused by insulin resistance but also by exposure to...

On Writing Books, Fiction, Poetry

 

Rest in my arms and be safe: a poem of new motherhood

Rest in my arms and be safe: a poem of new motherhood

Greetings my newborn, My heart says hello. You've come such a long way To lie in my arms. We’ve got such a long way Together, to go. So rest in my arms and take strength.   So many thoughts now Pass through my mind. The world is so hard And I'm frightened for...

Once upon a time… Girls Fairytales Retold

Once upon a time… Girls Fairytales Retold

Girls Stories and Fairytales are rooted in very ancient cultures, even in a form of shamanism that is tens of thousands of years old. This re-telling of girls stories opens new possibilities to understand ourselves today.

Why and How I Write What I do

Why and How I Write What I do

Since my early teens, I’ve been on a quest to find the missing pieces to help me make sense of the world and of myself as a woman and a person. One of my first quests was to understand why my parents truly despised one another. Both were intelligent and modern...

Blue Borage Time – a poem of awe in the garden

Blue Borage Time – a poem of awe in the garden

Your furry leaves and blue starflowers Summon bees at all the hours, Throughout spring and throughout summer, Summon all the honey mummers.   How their nimble legs alight Upon your blossoms’ azure shade, They stop and nip your sticky dew, Then fly away.   ...

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