• Please talk to your health care provider before trying any herbal or pharmaceutical treatments. All medicines, including herbal ones, may have side effects. LLL cannot guarantee their safety or effectiveness.
• The most important factor in increasing milk supply to make sure the breast is being drained effectively through frequent breastfeeding or milk expression. If the breast isn't drained thoroughly or frequently enough, galactagogues won't help.
The Breastfeeding Answer Book: › Galactagogues supplement to The Breastfeeding Answer Book, March 2012 - Discusses pharmaceutical galactagogues (domperidone and metoclopramide/Reglan)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: › Protocol on The Use of Galactagogues in Initiating or Augmenting the Rate of Maternal Milk Secretion, 2011 - Covers both pharmaceutical and herbal galactagogues Health Canada: › Domperidone safety warning addressed to health care professionals Kellymom: › What is a galactagogue? Do I need one?
› Fenugreek Seed for Increasing Milk Supply
› Prescription drugs used for increasing milk supply
› Oatmeal for increasing milk supply
LowMilkSupply.com: › Galactagogues to Increase Milk Productionhas short sections on
• blessed thistle
• goat's rue
with dosage recommendations
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