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Type: Journal article
Title: Phone calls to an Australian pregnancy and lactation counselling service regarding use of galactagogues during lactation - the MotherSafe experience
Author: Grzeskowiak, L.
Hill, M.
Kennedy, D.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2018; 58(2):251-254
Publisher: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 0004-8666
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Luke E. Grzeskowiak, Majella Hill and Debra S. Kennedy
Abstract: Galactagogues represent substances used to enhance breast milk production. Between 2001 and 2014 we identified 2034 phone calls regarding the use of galactagogues made to MotherSafe. The majority involved discussion of domperidone (n = 1884; 92.6%), with the remainder relating to metoclopramide (n = 153; 7.5%) or other herbal galactagogues (eg fenugreek, milk thistle; n = 262; 12.9%). A 50% decrease in total calls occurred from 2011 to 2014, while the percentage of calls regarding herbal galactagogues increased from 0% in 2001 to 23% in 2014. These findings support the need for more robust research surrounding the use of galactagogues in clinical practice.
Keywords: Breast feeding; domperidone; galactogogues; herbal; lactation; lactation disorders/drug therapy; medicine
Rights: © 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RMID: 0030076864
DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12731
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