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Galactogogues and Breastfeeding

by Wendy Jones, PhD, MRPharmS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation
Abstract:

We know that the most common reason mums stop breastfeeding before they would otherwise choose is because they believe they don’t have enough breastmilk. In many cultures there a herbal remedies to increase milk supply. We have medicinal options available as well. What is the research behind the “magic wands”? Can any products cause harm rather than benefit? When should they be used and when is skilled breastfeeding support more important? Why is some populations is poor milk supply never a concern? Who is responsible for the perceived need to increase milk supply?

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe why do women perceive they have a low milk supply;

Objective 2: Discuss what herbal or food remedies women recommend to each other and are they effective;

Objective 3: Analyze the evidence behind prescribed medication to increase milk supply.


Categories: Managing Milk Supply
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks