lavender fields for essential oils

Oils Can Help With Breastfeeding & Lactation

Author: Maria F.
Date: 06-28-2006
Views: 19,213
Word Count: 233
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 1544-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

Note: Not all essential oil brands are the same, and you get what you pay for. If you expect to achieve results similar to those described in this testimonial, then ensure that you are using oils from pesticide-free plants. Also, the brand should use 100% pure, high-quality essential oils that do not contain any synthetic additives. Do your own research or ask a trusted friend to find a brand that is reputable. Buyer beware.

Following the birth of my daughter, I was able to breast feed her for almost three months. My milk supply was low, and I tried several things to help it increase. I was told, by several health professionals, to use a hospital grade electric breast pump. With my low income, I was not able to afford renting one. A public assistance program disagreed with the suggestion, and helped me rent an electric pump.

I worked with a wonderful lactation consultant and drank Mother's Milk herb tea to promote healthy lactation. These were helpful, but my milk supply did not increase much.

I finally had to switch my baby to formula and have since learned more about formula. I was frustrated, discouraged, and sad that my body could not provide food for my baby.

While expecting my second child, I did not want to go through this frustration again. I researched and read as much as I could. Immediately following my sons delivery, I applied some Young Living essential oils to my breasts and feet. I call it my Lactation Combo (Geranium, Fennel, Sage, and the Joy blend).

I applied it several times a day for several weeks. My stress is considerably lower than when I tried breastfeeding my daughter. I also love the emotional support of my breastfeeding choice from my family. It was a wonderful experience breastfeeding my son for his first year of life!

1544 false 11 people found this helpful. Was this testimonial helpful to you? yes no

Tell Your Friends

Take advantage of social media to introduce your friends to high-quality essential oils. They will not need to login to read any testimonial that you share. If they register for our free membership, then they will be able to conduct their own keyword searches. What an easy way to help others!

Available Options

Once you register for your own free membership, all of the following options will be available.



Supporting Scientific Study
breastfeeding-/-milk-supply-/-nursing-/-lactation - "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link

Disclaimer is not responsible for the accuracy of content written by testimonial authors. The information on our website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any diseases, illnesses, or imbalances and should not be used in place of medical advice from your health care professional. The statements made in these testimonials have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA. Extra caution should be taken when using essential oils with young children and animals. We assume no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Full Disclaimer.