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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Smells Like Maple Syrup

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Smells Like Maple Syrup

Many breastfeeding mommas opt for reinforcement in hopes of keeping the good stuff flowing and I was no exception. I started taking the herbs Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle when I noticed my milk supply was dwindling. My child's pediatrician spoke very highly of the natural remedy, and while it did work like a charm, she forgot to mention one side effect that I would've liked to know.


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After about four days of persistently popping handfuls of pills several times a day, I noticed that something didn't smell right. Upon further investigation I realized that the something was me — and I smelled just like maple syrup! Not exactly the scent I typically go for. I was completely freaked out when I called the doctor but she said, "Oh yeah, that is how you know it's working — the smell should go away when you stop taking the herbs." I continued pumping up my supply with the herbal supplements (and the stink did go away once I stopped), but that kind of information would have come in handy. Thanks doc.

I now know that a syrupy scent is to be expected when taking Fenugreek, but did you ever notice a smell when taking the herb?

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HA! That's my story too. I found the smell really disturbing but my milk supply was increasing so of course, I kept popping those pills. I have weaned my 6month and am so glad the pills, and smell, have gone away!
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