Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Just to clarify a couple of things, the cost is actually $275, not $400. And the tincture can be used in conjunction with the capsules or when the capsules are gone. You use the tincture for the same reasons you would use the capsules, any time of trauma, transition, hormonal fluctuations, growth spurts for babe, milk supply issues. I also highly recommend starting your caps or tincture again at the 3rd, 6th and 9th month to help with those times.