Sunday, September 5, 2010

More Milk Plus Special Blend

You all know that I've had supply issues during my year of pumping for E. While he was in NICU, I was like a milk making machine, cranking out enough to feed (very hungry) twins or even triplets (with modest appetites). I loved it. But then everything went down with M, and my supply crashed instantaneously. I'm not even kidding you. I was pumping about 6 oz every 3 hours as my normal volume, and then at my next pumping session after I found out about his affair I didn't even get an ounce. It was that drastic, that immediate, and extremely terrifying.

The first thing I did was go to a local health food store and pick up some More Milk Plus. It saved my supply. I'm not exaggerating, you guys. I bought the regular formula, in the tincture, and after about the first 24 hours of taking it I notice a significant increase in volume (although it didn't go back to my "usual" that quickly). I was so relieved. I had been so terrified of not being able to provide my extremely vulnerable preemie (he was still only 37 weeks gestation at that time - not even to his due date!) with the breast milk he so desperately needed.

So having had this wonderful experience with one of Motherlove's products, I am so excited to be able to do a review and giveaway of their More Milk Plus Special Blend. The difference between it and the one I bought when my supply crashed is that it has goat's rue added, which is supposed to be fabulous for moms with PCOS and other issues that may cause low milk supply. I also chose to use the capsules instead of the tincture this time, for a change!

At the end of summer semester I found myself coming down with my usual post-semester cold. From past experience I knew that my supply would go down thanks to said illness, so I decided there was no better time to start taking More Milk Plus Special Blend! I took one capsule, 4x/day as directed on the bottle. And get this - even though my sniffles developed into a full fledged cold, my milk supply didn't dip. Not only did it not dip, it went up by about 4 ounces per day! While I was sick. I couldn't believe it.

Also, I found the capsules to be infinitely more convenient than the tincture. And the tincture doesn't exactly taste like chocolate, either, so it was nice to just be able to swallow a pill. The most difficult things about taking it are: 1) Remembering to take it four times a day, and 2) the fact that you're not supposed to drink water 15 min before or 15 min after. I'm a big water-sipper, so I found that particularly difficult. But as you can see, it still worked for me and I know that I didn't always restrict my water for that half hour, so it's not like if you accidentally screw it up you've just wasted a pill.

As a side note, there was another time where I was struggling with supply, so I trudged back to the health food store, intending to pick up some more More Milk Plus since it had served me so well previously. I saw another product right next to it with most of the same ingredients listed on the back, and it was a few dollars cheaper. I made the mistake of buying it instead, and it didn't do a darn thing. I'm not sure if it's the quality of the ingredients, or the proportions, or what, but Motherlove definitely knows what they're doing.

So... who wants to win a bottle of More Milk Plus Special Blend?!?! YOU?!?! I thought so!!!

Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment telling me an experience you've had with low supply, worrying about low supply, or give a tip for increasing supply other than taking these fab supplements.

Extra Entries:

 - Visit Motherlove's website and leave me a comment telling me which of their other products you would most like to try! They have a lot of great products other than just the supplements!

 - "Like" Motherlove on Facebook

 - Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect

 - Follow me on Twitter

 - Tweet this giveaway: "Increase your milk supply with More Milk Plus from Motherlove and @HauteSingleMama! #breastfeeding #giveaway http://bit.ly/agEPGT " (Once per day)


Each worth one entry! Leave me a comment for each, and don't forget to leave extra comments if you RSVP'd!

I was given a bottle of More Milk Plus Special Blend to keep. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are honest and my own! 


Image from www.motherlove.com

89 comments:

  1. Ive been dealing with a lower supply now that my son is eating solids. I love these supplements!

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  2. In heading out of the country next week and will be away from my 5 month old for a week. In a 10 hrs a day pumper so I've been struggling since I went back to work and I'll try anything/everything to keep my supply up while I'm gone.

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  3. id love to try their diaper rash & thrush salve for our recurring thrush issues. <3 motherlove!

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  4. like them on fb (andrea dippner campbell)

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  5. follow you on twitter (@mamacampbell)

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  6. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/23158612615

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  7. rsvp entry--event banner here: mamacampbell.blogspot.com
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  8. rsvp entry--event banner here: mamacampbell.blogspot.com
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  9. rsvp entry--event banner here: mamacampbell.blogspot.com
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  10. The only way I have been able to increase my supply is by letting him eat all day. Thankfully I have a quick body and I respond quickly when he's signaling that he wants more!

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  11. Following you on Twitter @katiespickles

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  12. I really want that Green Salve! It sounds really neat!

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  13. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/KatiesPickles/status/23202298522

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  14. The only thing that has helped so far in incrasing supply is lots of water. I drink lots of it and it tend to help a little. We will be starting solids in a few months and Im a little concerned about my supply

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  15. I checked out the website for mother love and want the diaper cream and thrush

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  16. I follow you on twitter @mommy2kamryn

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  17. When I first went back to work my supply dropped like crazy! I was FREAKING out! I was pumping around the clock to try and up my supply. I was also eating oatmeal like crazy and having one dark beer a night after the baby went to bed!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  18. I would like to try the Fenugreek from Mother's Love!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  19. I like motherlove on FB!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  21. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/23239973593

    tweet!

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  22. tweet: http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/23207665265

    andrea.dippner at gmail.com

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  23. Not sure why my mandatory entry didnt post yesterday. whoops. here it is again: I have IGT, which mean I dont have enough tissue to make enough milk for my babies. but that doesn't stop me from nursing. I power pump, eat oatmeal, drink milkmaid tea, take a variety of supplements, nurse a LOT & I have some motherlove more milk plus special blend tinature to take. blogged about it here a while ago: http://mamacampbell.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-new-best-friends.html

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  24. I just had my 5th child and have always had low supply issues with breastfeeding. I haven't tried Motherlove's products but would love to.

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  25. Love the Nurturing Life Giftbox set on Motherlove.

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  26. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/23919560154

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  27. http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/23936343638

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  28. Daily tweet http://twitter.com/WendyLohr

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  29. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/24024524538

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  30. main entry- i have struggled with low supply, and have tried milkmaid tea. it tastes horrible!! :) i have also heard of eating oatmeal.

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  31. i like motherlove on facebook!

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  32. i would like to try the diaper rash & thrush salve from motherlove.

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  33. i tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/ashiacole/status/24047674690

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  34. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/24632798342

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  36. I'd love to try the green salve.

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  37. Follow you with google friend connect

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  38. Tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/delora/status/24727464969

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  39. I've actually been talking with you on Twitter about my supply issues (allthatblooms). I first noticed about 6 weeks ago but didn't know that was the problem until I called my LC. She told me to pump about 10 times a day to try to stimulate let-downs and more milk production, but I have a hard time finding the time even though I'm home all day (I have a manual pump and it's hard to pump while I'm holding Emma, which seems like ALL the time!)

    Not much luck after six weeks but I'm really considering an electric pump because I'm not having a hard time getting Em to nurse at all :(

    I've heard these supplements mentioned a few times and would love a chance to try them!

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  40. I would also love to try Motherlove's green salve :)

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  41. I "like" MotherLove on Facebook (Tiffany W.-H.)

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  42. I follow you on Twitter (allthatblooms)

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  43. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/allthatblooms/status/24731307618

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  44. Annd I follow you on FriendConnect

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  45. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/24773938952

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  48. http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/25143811621

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  51. I had constant low supply issues with my twins and overnight my supply vanished- even after taking Fenugreek and pumping around the clock for MONTHS. It was devastating. I'm 7 weeks into nursing/ pumping for my son now and I am already seeing signs of lowering supply.

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  52. I follow on twitter @playersnamed

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  53. Google Friend Connect was down so I subscribed in Google Reader

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  54. I'd love a tub of Motherlove's Green Salve to throw in the diaper bag when we are out in the summer to rub on mosquito bites!

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  55. http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/25575778300

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  57. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/25902666289

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  58. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/25998647444

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  59. did you post who won yet on this. I think my supply is low and wanting to buy some if I didnt win. Thanks

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  60. http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/26126377077

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  61. https://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/26377574959

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  62. https://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/26460439297

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  63. sundays tweet
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  64. yesterdays tweet http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/26399200999

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  70. https://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/27065923286

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  71. http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/27074543187

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  72. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/27207586361

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  74. New follower from the Blog Hop! Please feel free to stop by with a ‘follow back’: Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie

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  75. More Milk Plus - More Milk Plus (herbs to increase milk production) vegetable formula capsules are safe and effective for more and more nutritious breast milk within 24 to 48 hours.

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  76. more milk plus - I like exploring the experience and knowledge of your exact contemporary. Thanks for sharing information.

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