A clogged milk duct prevents the breast from fully draining. The most common reasons for plugged ducts include: excessive pressure caused by sports bras or tight bras with underwires, vigorous exercise, lack of rest, dehydration, incorrect breastfeeding latch and breast engorgement.
How effective is lecithin in treating plugged ducts?
Organic Sunflower Lecithin is a natural fat emulsifier that can help to reduce the “stickiness” of the milk and deter fats from clumping together to cause clogged ducts. It may also loosen existing fatty clogs and improve milk flow.
After you unclog the milk ducts, the lecithin will prevent further clogging since it decreases the breast milk viscosity, which will prevent blockage of the milk ducts.
Does lecithin improve the quality and quantity of milk supply?
Yes, this supplement makes breast milk less thick and sticky. It will prevent clogging and improve the quantity of the milk you produce. The lecithin will help you drain your breasts more, so in turn, you will be able to produce more milk that will be higher in quantity and quality.
It is known that empty breasts produce more fatty milk than full breasts. When breast milk is not fat enough, it is less caloric, so your baby will not thrive and gain weight as it should.
That is where the sunflower lecithin supplements will help! The sunflower lecithin will directly affect the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids in breast milk by increasing the milk's fat percentage making it higher in calories and nutrients. Besides, lecithin is the most used food additive, and there are no known contraindications and side effects of its usage, so it is entirely safe to use.
Suggested Use: For plugged ducts, take 1 softgel 3-4 times daily. For daily maintenance, take 1 softgel 2 times daily.
NOT FOR USE DURING PREGNANCY. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
Lecithin supplements are derived from sunflowers, soybean, corn, fish, and eggs. Soy is the most used source by far, but since soybeans are often GMO, they should be avoided. Depending on which source the lecithin comes it can be in the form of powder and liquid formula (sunflower) or granulated (soybean).
Sunflower is less genetically modified than soybean; therefore, it is way safer to use for extraction. The process of extracting lecithin from sunflowers is much gentler than extraction from soybeans, which requires the usage of harsh chemicals. This means the purity of phospholipids in sunflower lecithin is much higher than the ones that come from the soybeans.
Logically, sunflower lecithin is considered the safer and way healthier choice.
The lecithin that comes from sunflowers will improve heart health, improve digestion, prevent clogging of milk ducts, increase breast milk quality, prevent recurrent episodes of mastitis, soothe and moisturize the skin and cure acne and eczema.
PLEASE NOTE: This is our only product that is not Halal or vegan friendly due to the gelatin capsule.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Personally I think it helped with milk flow; had clogged ducts twice and was able to unblock with increased intake of lecithin per instruction on the bottle and massages during pumping
My breast are really less engorged now!
When I start to get engorged in the evening, I thought I will not be able to sleep that night and need to see a doctor the day after; 3 pills down and the next morning I don’t feel as tight anymore. I was 5 days post partum. A must have item for all breastfeeding moms!
Magical, Relief within 12 hours
Indeed an awesome product. I had my doubts at first about it but I was having very painful engorgement and block ducts that I told myself, no harm trying this. AND it really works magic. Got the product in the late afternoon, took one immediately and another before bedtime. The next thing I woke up for my next pump session, the ducts were clearing slowly and by the morning, it was almost gone!
Very good product! After consuming it, the let down is faster. My baby whom used to take each boobs at 20mins are now drinking it at 7-10min and feeling satisfied