The mean pumped breast milk volume of the mothers who received galactagogue tea was significantly higher than that of the placebo and control groups (P <0.
Overall the galactagogue tea supplementation resulted in a significant increase in breast milk volumes in the initial days following delivery compared with placebo.
Possible mechanisms for herbal galactagogue action include (Abascal 2008, Bruckner 1993, Humphrey 2003, Marasco 2009):
Individualising herbal galactagogue treatment allows herbal treatment to be tailored to suit the woman's situation and improve efficacy.
The use of dried meat and feathers of the Andean flicker bird (Colaptes rupicola) as a galactagogue has been reported from the Peruvian Andes (Froemming, 2006).
Traditional use of the Andean flicker (Colaptes rupicola) as a galactagogue in the Peruvian Andes.
Bark is peeled off from branches and given to cattle as galactagogue.
Ripe seeds are grinded and mixed with animal cake and given to cattle as galactagogue.
In some country, it is also used as a component of galactagogue
It has antidiarrheal, antidysenteric, aromatic, astringent, carminative, cooling, galactagogue
, diuretic and stimulant activities.
This literature review examined whether the use of herbal galactagogues have a role in improving milk production in puerperal women experiencing insufficient milk supply (IMS).
Methods: A systematic literature review is being conducted to provide accurate and broadly representative estimates of the clinical efficacy of herbal galactagogues in IMS.