Goat’s Rue and Breastfeeding


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Goat’s rue is a specific type of an herb. Goat’s rue comes from a plant that grows between two to three feet tall, and has branching stems, and leaves that are opposite and oval. Goat’s rue produces a number of purplish or pinkish flowers. The leaves of the plant are what are used in herbal remedies. There are a variety of applications for goat’s rue, including helping to lower blood sugar levels, and increase sweating so as to help relieve a fever. Goat’s rue is even thought to be able to help with breastfeeding.

Goat’s rue helps with breastfeeding in a number of ways. First of all, goat’s rue is believed to stimulate the mammary glands, and the breast tissue. This, in turn, helps to increase the supply of breast milk. If a woman is having trouble producing enough milk for her baby, or if a woman is trying to begin breastfeeding an adoptive baby, this can be particularly useful. Goat’s rue can also be useful for the woman who works outside of the home, or who is away from her baby for several hours at a time. It will allow her to produce enough breast milk that she can pump extra so that her baby has access to breast milk even when she is not there.

In addition to helping with breastfeeding, goat’s rue is believed to stimulate the development of mammary tissue. This can help increase breast size in women who are not breastfeeding. Goat’s rue is thought to be safe during the final month of pregnancy, when a woman’s body is getting ready to start producing milk for the purpose of breastfeeding.

Goat’s rue can be used instead of, or alongside with, other herbs that can help with breastfeeding. For example, fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa all fall into the category of herbs that can help increase a woman’s supply of breast milk. Many times, herbal products for breastfeeding may contain only one type of these herbs or another, however.



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