Today many females are engaging in breast feeding. It is beneficial to the baby. I have some patients that are still breast feeding when there child is 2 years old or more. There is a word that describes this The word is galactagogue or lactagogue.
A galactagogue, or galactogogue, (from Greek: γάλα [γαλακτ-], milk, + ἀγωγός, leading) is a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals. It may be synthetic, plant-derived, or endogenous. They may be used to treat low milk supply.
Successful breast feeding depends if the mother is relaxed and getting enough rest. It all comes down to sleep. I encourage females top ingest a cup of chamomile tea to help relax. To promote rest you can place some loose leaves of chamomile, lavender and hops inside your pillowcase. Sometimes not easily found. You could use the essential oils of these herbs to place in a bath or ingest ( if applicable )
There are three herbs that promote milk production. Consult your health care professional ( most likely a naturopathic doctor, herbalist or mid wife )
These herbs are :
1. Aniseed ( Pimpinella anisum )
2. Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare)
3. Fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum-graecum)