I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing your book Mother Food. I am one of the mothers you discuss in your book with IGT, better known as Insufficient Glandular Tissue. I was not able to produce any milk for my first baby, for my second I maxed out on 13 ounces a day and with my third child I made a full supply but I was barely cutting it. Your book was recommended to me in an online community. I started reading your blog posts and decided to buy your book. It was the best decision I have ever made! My supply started dipping when my daughter turned 4 months, and I could barely pump enough to send to daycare without pumping around the clock. I read through your book in two days I so desperately needed this information! I started slowly implementing your suggestions one by one and in the first day I was able to make 1 oz more than usual. I then made additional changes to my diet and changed my herbs a bit and made some of the recipes that you have in the book. In 1.5 weeks I am pumping 8 oz more! Also my daughter is very content at the breast and more relaxed! I also took a look at the composition of my breast milk pre-diet changes and post and my milk contains way more fat than before! The best part is, I’m able to produce enough milk for both my daughter and to give to my 2 year old son who has life threatening food allergies. As a result of his severe food restriction he has suffered growth challenges and has lost alot of weight. By using your techniques I can now give him a few ounces of my milk and I am eternally greatful.
The information in your book have been life changing for us. Thank you so much for your dedication to the subject!
You have helped me in a way that no one else could, at a time when I most needed the help. I cannot thank you enough.
As a first time new mom I was unprepared for the challenges we’ve experienced with breastfeeding. I felt increasingly desperate reading many of the traditional breastfeeding books which seemed to say, focus on the baby’s latch, don’t use formula, don’t use bottles, just put the baby on breast and trust that your body is making all the milk the baby needs, etc…. I felt like I kept reading lists of things not to do. It seemed crazy to put the baby on breast and blindly trust she was getting all that she needed, when clearly that wasn’t the case. I felt like I had failed and that perhaps we just weren’t meant to breastfeed. I was very relieved to discover MOBI (mothers overcoming breastfeeding issues) and realize I wasn’t alone in my struggle. I finally understood that I was experiencing low milk supply. I ordered your book, Mother Food, and read it cover to cover the day it arrived in the mail. By examining the very basics of health and nutrition, you address breastfeeding wellness in a truly holistic way. I learned there were many simple, practical things I could do to improve not only my milk supply but my milk quality. I felt a renewed sense of confidence and hope. I was able to make a few key changes in my diet, which definitely made a positive difference. My daughter and I eventually cultivated a successful breastfeeding experience! My supply isn’t always perfect, and some days it still dips for one reason or another. I have referred to Mother Food many times for a refresher. You have helped me preserve this breastfeeding experience and for that I will always be grateful. Mother Food is easily the most valued and cherished book on my shelves. I highly recommend it for all breastfeeding mothers, low supply or otherwise.
Dear Ms. Jacobson,
I am big fan! Your book, Mother Food, was a huge help to me when I had milk supply issues after giving birth and experiencing post-partum depression.
I had a very stressful pregnancy and had several other risk factors for post-partum depression. I also did not have a very strong support system before and after the baby arrived which compounded the situation. After my baby arrived, my milk was slow to come in and once it did, my supply would go up, then down, and all over the place. My husband also filed for divorce when the baby was 9 months old, so needlessly to say, I had a lot of life stress going on during the time I chose to breastfeed. However, I sincerely believe that breastfeeding kept me grounded and sane and allowed me to ride the waves of life during such a vulnerable and delicate time in a woman’s life. Breastfeeding allowed me to stay connected with my son who I am sure felt a lot of my stress. It is a way of comforting that is hard to describe, it’s almost magical. I could not have maintained my supply if I was not introduced to the lactogenic diet as you describe by my lactation consultant. Being a pharmacist, I appreciate all of the research you have done over the years and fully understand the hormonal mechanisms of lactogenic foods. I am also a living testimony that the lactogenic diet works! I was able to breastfeed my son for over 14 months until he self-weaned naturally. I am inspired by your ongoing effort to educate breastfeeding mothers and so grateful to have discovered your work and thank you from the bottom of my heart.