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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.
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...
Anti-Lactogenics – Herbs, Meds, Vitamins, and Foods that can undermine milk production
Herbs that can Reduce Milk Supply: To learn why some mothers have more risk than others for low milk supply, read here. You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings...
The Postpartum Dance of Estrogen, Insulin, and Cortisol, for Milk Production
Introduction To understand common lactation difficulties, we need to investigate the sensitive dance of estrogen, insulin, and cortisol after childbirth and during lactation.How we use Energy - It Matters All living beings are able to absorb energy from outside...
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...
Food Molecules pass from Mom to Baby: one cause of Infant Colic and Infant Allergy
Nursing mothers often ask if the food they eat might be triggering their baby's fussiness, digestive discomfort, and allergies. The answer is: quite possibly. Studies show that during pregnancy, large molecules from food can pass from a mother's intestine into her...
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
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. Their quieting or calming of inflammation allows the hormones to find a better balance and to...
The Use of Beer as a Galactagogue, historically and today
Beer is made from barley, malt, hops and water. Its use as a galactagogue is disputed. I clear up the confusion in this article on its historic use and the how it can be used today.
Sow Thistle – a forgotten galactagogue and anti-anxiety “weed”
Several common weeds are used around the world as medicinal herbs, including as galactagogues! Your help may not be at the store but in your yard or garden.
Complimentary Meds for Covid-19 that are compatible with nursing
Lactoferrin: Mother’s Milk against a Virus
I have been asked to write about complimentary treatments for Covid-19 that are compatible with...
Poetry, Lyrics, Book-Writing
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
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.
Red Madder Root: Reflections and Intentions of the Author
What do girls’ stories and goddess myths have in common? They are both a cover, a hiding-place, for uses of women’s traditional plant medicine.
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
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. ...
Love and Nourishment are One – a poem of healing for mothers with low milk supply
A poem about low milk supply and breastfeeding grief by Hilary Jacobson.