Blessed thistle. Three capsules three times per day. Blessed thistle may cause some digestive changes.
Goats rue. Used to make a tea (1tsp dried leaves, infused in 1 cup of boiling water for 20 minutes taken twice daily). Goats rue can increase breast milk production and increase the milk flow (let down). Side-effects include sweating, increased urination and sometimes a drop in blood sugar levels.
Hops (Humulus lupulus). Best used fresh for increasing milk supply. Helps regulate hormonal productions, which helps increase milk supply.
Nettle leaf or capsules. Take two capsules three times a day. This is another mild galactogue and will be more effective taken with other herbal galactagogues.
Alfalfa. Four capsules three times a day. Alflafa is mild and can be taken with another galactogue. Alfalfa may also cause some digestive changes.
Brewers yeast as a galactagogue. Has very few side-effects, but should not be used if the mother has a recurrent yeast problem or yeast infection. Brewers yeast is rich in Vitamin B, amino acids, minerals and iron. Dosage: 3-5 capsules daily.
Marshmallow (althaea) root. This Galactogue should be used with the other breast milk herbs, to improve their effectiveness.
Red raspberry leaf.
Combining two or three of the above-mentioned natural herbal galactagogue, will work better than only using one.
Carrot seeds, beet and yam.
Beet leaves, spinach, chicory and other dark green leafy vegetables.
Plain Oats and oat straw capsules or liquid extract.
Green papaya (simmered until soft).
Dill: Can be used in tea or sprinkled on food. (Two tsp of dill seed daily).
Raw nuts, flaxseed oil and sesame oil.
Water, herbal root-beers, chicory coffee and barley water.
Garlic: It has been found that if a mother eats a lot of garlic, it gives the breast milk a nicer taste, which will increase the time a baby spends on the breast, therefore increasing breast milk production.
Ginger (should not be taken with any other medication).