Clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of BIO-C (micronized Silymarin) as a galactagogue.
The Effect of Galactagogue Herbal Tea on Breast Milk Production and Short-Term Catch-Up of Birth Weight in the First Week of Life.
Table 4: Infant feeding cues Early cues Change in breathing pattern Opening and closing mouth Stirring Turning head Seeking/ Rooting Mid cues Stretching Increased physical movement Hand to mouth Late cues Crying Agitated movements Turning red Adapted from (Riordan 2010) Table 5: Information on some core herbal galactagogues from the Western herbal materia medica Core Actions * / Daily Dosage Traditional Galactagogues suggestion/ Cautions Information Pimpinella Actions that may There are many anisum support galactagogue references to the (aniseed) effect: use of F.
Herbal galactagogues have the potential to add to the comprehensive management of lactation insufficiency.
Herbal galactagogues may be used to help support milk supply.
Information on how herbal galactagogues work is of a preliminary nature and there are multiple theories.
Enhancing prolactin levels through dopamine receptor antagonism in the same way that the pharmaceutical galactagogues domperidone and metoclopramide appear to work (Capasso et al.
Common problems with clinical trials assessing galactagogues include:
In addition to attending to the points listed above, studies investigating the efficacy of galactagogues need to ensure that all participants receive consistent, high quality breastfeeding management and support (Anderson 2007) and that clinically relevant outcomes such as short-and long-term infant growth, need for supplementation and breastfeeding duration are measured (ABM 2011, National Library of Medicine.
Additionally a therapeutic dose of herbal galactagogues needs to be obtained.
This also requires regular stimulation and sometimes the assistance of hormonal medications and galactagogues.