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I do. It's recommended to take 3-4 capsules 3-4x/day. It is also recommended to take Blessed Thistle (not the same as Milk Thistle) 3 capsules 3x/day as it helps the Fenugreek to be more effective, or so my LC said. Some people report smelling like maple syrup; I do but in a very mild way and only when I perspire. Some folks say that their LOs have a reaction to it usually becoming very gassy, you may also experience this yourself, we didn't. If so, you can always back off the amount. Drink lots and lots of water. Lactation cookies also help me. I'm doing all of this because my supply took a big hit after I returned to work and I find that I just barely break even for DS for the following day's bottles while I'm at work.
Other questions I might ask would be if your are EBF or EP? Does LO seem to still be hungry when done eating?
My niece was the same way but was a formula baby from day 1, she just does not gain weight well. She'll be 2 this month and I'm pretty sure DS is close to matching her in weight, or at least will be, well before he turns 1.
My supply dipped a little after about 3 weeks back at work. I started taking Fenugreek, 4 pills 3x's a day (12 per day). I saw immediate results, ultimately about 3oz more pumping output (which was great because I had been only about an ounce short).
After a week, I dropped down to only 4 pills a day for a couple days and when my supply remained increased, I stopped taking it. I've maintained the higher output for over 2 months now since a stopped taking it. I would think if you keep up the high dosage for an extended period that it would start losing it's effectiveness.
It made LO a little gassy, but was well worth it for the short time I used it. I never did smell like maple syrup, but don't sweat much, so that may be why.
3 lbs in 2 weeks? Sounds like someone wrote down the wrong number when they weighed her at 2 months!
Yes, I'm taking it now and started taking it about 3 weeks ago. I was told to take 2 capsules 4 times a day to help get my supply back after being sick. Though, like your LO, my DS was eating about 5 times a day and not gaining enough weight. The lactation consultant told me to feed him every 2 hrs during the day, which also helped my supply. The Fenugreek did seem to help.
I took Fenugreek w/ DS1 when he was around 6-8 months and it didn't really help.
Another recommendation to boost supply is Mother's Milk Tea. I got it at Target but haven't used it yet.