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Effect of Fenugreek Supplementation on Breast Milk

by Rania Abdou, MD, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 0.5 CERP, 0.5 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation
Abstract:

The commonest reason of interrupted exclusive breastfeeding is assumption of insufficient breastmilk. Fenugreek has been traditionally used by Egyptian women to increase milk supplementation. However, this practice has not been scientifically evaluated yet. We elucidated fenugreek-tea effect on expressed breast milk quantity by a Comparative study on 2 groups of healthy mothers according to fenugreek consumption whom baby was admitted to Ain shams University NICU for more than 2 weeks and expressed breastmilk using manual breast pump divided into. Results showed earlier increase in mean breastmilk-volume in fenugreek group. Significant difference of pumped breastmilk quantity between groups at day 3 & 8 where fenugreek group showed higher volume yet at day 15 the net daily volume showed no significant difference between both groups. We concluded that fenugreek consumption may affect earlier stages of lactogenesis so can be used for satisfaction and reassurance in those stages.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss what are the herbal galactagogues;

Objective 2: Discuss traditional usage of fenugreek;

Objective 3: Discuss the effect of fenugreek on milk supply.


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Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 26  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks