10yrs or More
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|Mommy Knows Best (3.6)||(3.6)|
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Mommy Knows Best is a postnatal supplement meant to increase the breast milk production of newer mothers. It’s distributed by Chicago company TNT Pro Series. They don’t discuss any details about who they are or what their history is, so it’s difficult to get a clear picture of TNT. The only public information is their location, and they may have been founded in June 2014. Products with the name Mommy Knows Best are popular and well received, but are manufactured for different companies.
Mommy Knows Best contains the following ingredients: Blessed thistle (root), Fennugreek (seed) powder and Fennel (seed) powder, DHA (algae source)
Mommy Knows Best has a formula which uses Blessed thistle, Fenugreek seed powder, Fennel seed powder, and algae (for the Omega-3 DHA). Thistle was relatively popular in the Middle Ages as a monk’s tonic ingredient and possible remedy for Bubonic plague. In modern times it’s usually included in tea to combat indigestion and loss of appetite. It might have an effect on breast milk production and urine output. Researchers know that this species of thistle contains tannins, which could be useful for a number of common afflictions. Unfortunately, there is no concrete evidence for any benefits. In high amounts (over 5000 mg per cup of tea), a blessed thistle can cause stomach irritation or intestinal discomfort. Thistle can also interact poorly with antacids.
Of the ingredients in Mommy Knows Best, none are proven to increase a mother’s breast milk production. They may have a lot of benefits, though, and DHA is definitely proven to be beneficial. Most health-related organizations recommend that infants get DHA to improve their mental and physical development. They can get most or all of their required DHA through breast milk, but for that, the mother usually has to take supplements that include Omega-3s. Prenatal and postnatal vitamins tend to fill this role, but more is always better. It’s definitely a great thing that this product includes the Omega-3 DHA in every capsule.
- Bottles have 120 vegetarian capsules made in a GMP certified facility inside the United States.
- No lactose, soy, gluten, nuts, or artificial ingredients. This is a simple enough herbal supplement that doesn’t contain fillers or miscellaneous nonsense.
- You have to take 4 capsules a day, each with a meal. This can be inconvenient, but it’s better than similar products which tell women to take 8 or more capsules a day.
- Some people say the taste and smell aren’t great.
The vast majority of reviewers love this product. Many women do other things to keep their milk production high, with Mommy Knows Best providing an extra boost on top of everything else. Some women see increases in breast milk production with only one capsule a day, which really cuts down on the cost. One reviewer said her body gets used to this supplement and she has to take breaks from time to time. Fenugreek looks popular and may be one of the reasons why Mommy Knows Best works so well for some parents.