Breastfeeding, the Benefits of Lactation for Nursing Mother's Health along with the Challenges Associated with Lactation and Use of Natural Milk Energizing Supplements

S. Jaspreet *

Yushuna Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Alpine 703, Timber Green Park, Near Dahisar Toll Naka, Dahisar (East), Mumbai – 400068, Maharashtra, India.

S. Ashish

Yushuna Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Alpine 703, Timber Green Park, Near Dahisar Toll Naka, Dahisar (East), Mumbai – 400068, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Breastfeeding is an important part of providing every child with the healthiest start in life. It is a baby's first vaccine as well as the best source of nutrition, and it can help with brain development. Breastfeeding also nurtures national economies. Breastfeeding rates that are higher can boost a country's prosperity by lowering healthcare costs and producing stronger, more capable workforces. Low milk supply is an issue that is likely to arise in any group of breastfeeding mothers. To increase breast milk production, a substantial number of mothers turn to herbal galactagogues. This article is aimed to review the effectiveness of some medicinal plants as galactagogues. This study uses a literature review approach by using several sources selected based on the criteria that have been set by researchers. Indian herbal galactagogues such as Pueraria tuberosa, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Asparagus racemosus, Leptadenia reticulata, Withania somnifera, Allium sativum and Zinc Calyx have been discussed for its efficacy and safety.

Keywords: Lactation, galactagogues, Indian herbs, Pueraria tuberosa, Leptadenia reticulata, Asparagus racemosus


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Jaspreet, S., and S. Ashish. 2023. “Breastfeeding, the Benefits of Lactation for Nursing Mother’s Health Along With the Challenges Associated With Lactation and Use of Natural Milk Energizing Supplements”. Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 6 (1):13-23. https://journalarjgo.com/index.php/ARJGO/article/view/164.

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