Even though I have had overabundant supply for a long time, I still check any resources I come across about breastfeeding and postpartum to check and see if I might learn something new, and have been rewarded for this habit. So when I pulled out a book on herbal treatments for women’s health, I flipped through to see if there was any information I hadn’t seen.
Apparently, parsley (ingested) can decrease milk supply. I had no idea. Sage can as well, which I had heard, but there’s really only so much sage one can eat, right? Parsley is a bit easier to sneak into daily meals, though. The woman who had originally had an issue with milk supply because of eating parsley had been working on eating lots of leafy greens, so I imagine she was working it into salads and maybe putting it on sandwiches. There are also recipes for parsley soup, and
There was no recommendation for how much to use, and I would of course recommend talking it over with a healthcare practitioner, but it might be something to try to cut back a bit on overabundant supply. Starting small and slowly working more in – if needed – seems like a good approach.