It’s a heat wave in Sydney – 42 degrees C outside, and not much different in the lactation clinic. If these seven mothers and their newborn didn’t really need help with breastfeeding, they would be at home, not in an uncomfortably hot. It’s all worthwhile as they learn something new. A few dads drop by, but shyly avert their eyes as the mothers demonstrate how they feed their babies. I’m the only grandma present.
Two new mums have help at home for a few weeks, another has her own mother living in the next street. Sadly, one mum has no support at all and visits the clinic every week just for someone to talk to.
Some of the young women cheerfully chat when seeking help from the nurses, but two are very anxious about not having enough milk. A nurse asks one, an Indian lady, to share a tip about encouraging milk production, and she talks about a fenugreek brew. The other mums listen with interest because all have not ever heard of fenugreek.
Young mums need help!
Read on to see recipe for Fenugreek tea to encourage milk production