Goat's Rue is a powerful herb for stimulating the production and flow of breastmilk. It works directly with the mammary glands themselves, and is a great choice for women experiencing problems with low milk production from the beginning, or for women with previous breast surgeries, IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue) or hypoplasia.
Note: It is not recommended for women to start using herbs to increase breastmilk supply during pregnancy, as this could start milk production prematurely, risking the all-important colostrum period. Wait until day 3 after giving birth, when the breastmilk typically comes in, before making the decision to use herbs to increase milk production. As well as risking the colostrum, which is critically important for baby's life-long intestinal and digestive health, using herbs to increase milk production when they're not needed can cause engorgement, plugged ducts or mastitis due to over-production.
Always discuss herbs with your doctor prior to use. If too much of the herb is taken, over-fullness or engorgement may occur. If so, simply reduce the amount of herb taken until the right balance is found for you. .