The Tastiest Way To Get Your Milk Flowing
Three cheers for UpSpring Milkflow Chocolate Drink Mix … the tastiest way ever invented to get your fenugreek! It’s the first and only chocolate fenugreek beverage, formulated to boost your breast milk supply and taste great.* Mix with 6 to 8 oz of cold or hot milk, and enjoy.
Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chocolate Drink Mix can help:
- If you’re trying to establish a sufficient breast milk supply for your baby
- During baby’s growth spurts, if your milk supply can’t keep up with demand
- When you want to increase pumping yields
- When your baby needs more breast milk than you are currently producing
Why UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Drink Mix?
- Helps promote healthy breast milk supply*
- Contains three known galactagogues, fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise
- Helps you stay hydrated
- All natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free
- Recommended by lactation consultants
A Label You Can Feel Good About
Every ingredient on our label is all natural, so you can be confident that you and your baby are getting the best. Each packet contains a concentrated 10:1 fenugreek blend, giving you 1,800 mg in each serving.
How To Use Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chocolate Drink Mix
Add one packet of chocolate drink mix to 6 oz of cold or hot milk. Do not heat drink mix. Milkflow is also delicious added to a smoothie or stirred into yogurt. (You could even stir it into ice cream, but you didn’t hear that from us.) Milkflow contains dairy and soy but no gluten or GMO ingredients.
Sizing info: 18 single-serving packets
Science Proves It. But Our Foremothers Already Knew It.
Historically, fenugreek and other herbal remedies (such as blessed thistle and anise) have been used around the world by millions of women to improve breast milk production. * It is believed that fenugreek and blessed thistle work better when taken together.
Fenugreek, or Trigonella foenum-graecum (try saying that three times fast), is a plant from India and the Mediterranean region. The seeds are the part of the plant most useful for increasing milk production.* Fenugreek has been given the FDA’s GRAS designation (Generally Regarded As Safe). Studies show that it has no adverse effects and helps to boost a mother’s milk production and infant weight gain.*
A recent clinical trial showed just how helpful fenugreek can be. 78 breastfeeding mothers and their babies, newborn to 4 months old, were divided into two groups. One group received fenugreek several times daily; the other group received a placebo. Before the trial began, there were no significant differences in the babies’ weight, head circumference, and the number of wet and dirty diapers. After a one-month trial, however, the group receiving fenugreek demonstrated greater breast milk sufficiency. The babies whose mothers used fenugreek weighed more, had greater head circumferences, and more wet and dirty diapers (indicating more breast milk consumption).
Milkflow’s proprietary fenugreek formula is unique. Fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise are all known galactagogues. The 10:1 concentration of fenugreek extract means you get enough fenugreek to boost milk supply with only two to three drinks per day.
Real, Plant-based Ingredients
The ingredients in Milkflow drink mix grow in the ground; they aren’t created in a lab. Fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise are herbs that have been used for centuries. We use only natural chocolate flavor and natural (not artificial) sweeteners.
You don’t want to feed chemicals to your baby. We don’t want to feed them to you.
You won’t find any artificial ingredients in Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Drink Mix. You won’t find any GMOs, either (which kind of falls under the category of artificial, but we thought you’d want to know). No high fructose corn syrup … and no regular corn syrup, either. Plus, Milkflow contains no soy, wheat, corn, eggs, or gluten.
What is fenugreek?
Fenugreek, or trigonella foenum-graecum, is a plant from India and the Mediterranean. It has been used by generations of women to promote breast milk production.
I’ve heard fenugreek gives off a maple syrup odor, is that true?
The fenugreek herb has a natural maple scent. When taking a fenugreek supplement, a maple syrup odor may occur in perspiration or urine. But don’t worry – the scent does not need to be present for Milkflow to be working!
What is blessed thistle?
Blessed thistle is a plant found in the Mediterranean region of the world and is related to asters and daisies. It many places, it’s considered a noxious weed. (Fortunately, we know better!)
Is there a difference between blessed thistle and milk thistle?
Yes! While both plants are in the aster family, they are distinct from each other. Blessed thistle has yellow flowers surrounded by spiny leaves. It grows primarily in the Mediterranean region from Southern Europe to North Africa and in Western Asia. Flowers, leaves, stems and roots have been used in folk medicine, homeopathy, and, more recently, in pharmaceuticals.
The blooms of the milk thistle plant are purple. While milk thistle originated in Europe, it is now found throughout North America. The leaves and stems contain milky white sap. The seeds contain active beneficial compounds and are used to create extracts and powders.
Blessed Thistle is a known galactagogue, recognized for its ability to help increase breast milk production. Milk thistle is known for its liver-protective qualities and is used to treat liver and gallbladder problems.
What is the difference between UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek Blessed Thistle Drink Mix and UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek Gummy?
The drink mix, which comes in three flavors (Berry, Citrus, Chocolate), is a convenient way to get your fenugreek while staying hydrated. For days when you are on the go and don’t have access to a glass of water (or milk, for the chocolate flavor), or don’t have a minute to mix it, the gummy formula provides an easy way to get your fenugreek.
When should I start taking a Milkflow product?
Take it any time you want to boost breast milk production after your baby is born. (Do not take this product during pregnancy.)
How long does it take for Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Drink Mix to work?
Metabolisms vary but you may see a difference within the first week.
Can I mix Milkflow with liquids other than water?
Sure! Milkflow Chocolate tastes great mixed with milk, almond milk or even coffee. You can mix our Berry and Citrus flavors with juice, sparkling water, or even soda water. Just add 6 to 10 ounces of your favorite beverage. We think it tastes great in smoothies, too. In fact, you can find a great recipe on our blog: http://www.upspringbaby.com/blog-milkflow-fenugreek-lactation-smoothie. Follow us on facebook.com/UpSpringBaby for more great ideas.