What is Nursing Blend?
Nursing Blend is a product made for breastfeeding mothers. Each dose of two capsules contains vitamins, minerals, herbs, and galactagogues (ingredients that increase the flow of a mother’s milk).
What’s in Nursing Blend?
Nursing Blend contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and chromium. Nursing Blend’s proprietary blend contains fenugreek, fennel seed, coriander seed, anise seed, chamomile and vervain.
Does Nursing Blend contain the best ingredients?
Nursing Blend contains fenugreek, an herb that is found in many Indian dishes. Fenugreek is widely considered one of the most reliable and safe ways to increase breast milk production.
Fennel, a licorice flavored herb, is also generally considered to be a galactagogue, although many herbalists use it to treat stomach ailments. Still, it certainly can’t hurt you or your baby, and may even relieve the symptoms of colic.
Nursing Blend also contains coriander seed. Although coriander is a common seasoning and may help stomach problems, not very many studies have been done regarding coriander and breastfeeding. It’s probably a good idea to discuss coriander (and all other herbal remedies you may want to try) with your doctor before taking Nursing Blend or any other breast milk product.
Anise, another ingredient in Nursing Blend, has also been used to treat colic, and is a common flavoring agent in many dishes. However, like coriander, it has not been tested extensively with regards to breastfeeding. Although anise has been used traditionally as a galactagogue, it has also been used as a way to induce abortions.
Chamomile is an herb that you are probably familiar with since it’s one of the most common herbal teas available. Chamomile is a safe herb to take, and may help you to relax.
Vervain is another “jack-of-all-trades” herb that has been used to treat everything from kidney stones to headaches. Although it has been used as a galactagogue traditionally, its use by breastfeeding mothers is a bit controversial. Some medical professionals think it should be avoided, while others believe it to be safe. This is another herb that you should discuss with your doctor before taking.
How much is Nursing Blend?
One bottle (a one month supply) of Nursing Blend costs $17.95, although the Nursing Blend website offers discounts for buying more than one bottle. If you buy two bottles, the individual price goes down to $16.98, and if you buy three bottles, each bottle is only $15.98.
Overview of Nursing Blend
Nursing Blend is a bit unique in its field because it actually resembles a prenatal vitamin. Its inclusion of B vitamins, folate, iron, and calcium make it more than just a way to increase your breast milk production – it’s also a multivitamin! Since prenatal vitamins are important to take before, during, and after pregnancy, I appreciate a breast milk enhancement drug that includes all the nutritious vitamins and minerals that are so important for you and for the development of your baby.
However, I’m not ready to rate Nursing Blend as a top performing product yet. I would like to see some more research done on some of the herbs that are included in Nursing Blend’s proprietary blend. In my opinion, there is not enough evidence that coriander, anise, or vervain have more positive effects than negative ones.
As always, it is up to you and your doctor to decide if Nursing Blend is right for you. If not, I recommend looking at our list of 2011′s Top Performing Products.
#1. Mamarafil - Most Effective and Safe
Mamarafil contains a Patented Formula that helps a mother increase breast milk production, but also helps promote healthy and nutritious breast milk. Mamarafil is also formulated to help improve healthy lactation. With its ability to improve breast milk production, nutrition and lactation its no wonder that several professionals are starting to recommend this product.
We continue to see more and more positive reviews for this product from consumers and soon it won't be long until this product starts to hit the shelves at stores across the country. Currently Mamarafil is only available online but it is backed by their famous lifetime guarantee. If you are not satisfied you can return it for a full refund!
#2. Profenlac - Expert Approved and Safe
Profenlac is a popular product that professionals often recommend because of its effectiveness and safety. Profenlac provides basicaly the same benefits as the product on the top of our list but it did not seem to increase breast milk production as much.
Profenlac is still preferred as the supplement of choice among most nurses and mothers. The ingredients are safe and effective helping to provide the baby with the nutrition needed.
#3. Mothers Milk - Well Priced
Mothers Milk has been a popular product for a long time and has helped several mothers increase their breast milk supply. Mothers Milk can be found in natural food stores and online. Mothers Milk has slowly moved down on our rankings to number three but is still a great product.
Most women continue to use this product becasue they have in the past but Mothers Milk will need to update their formula if they hope to move back to the top spot.