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Q&A: How Does Fenugreek Work?

What is fenugreek? Are there any risks involved with taking it?
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Lactation Specialist
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March 2, 2017
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Fenugreek is an herb that has been taken by mothers — traditionally in Egypt, India, and other countries — to increase their milk production. Before taking any herbal medicine, talk to your healthcare provider, as some herbs interact with prescribed drugs or are not recommended for women with certain health histories. For example, if you have diabetes, fenugreek might not be the best choice because it has been found to lower blood sugar.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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