Galactagogue

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A galactagogue is a substance that induces lactation.[1] The most commonly cited galactagogues are herbal: fenugreek, brewer's yeast, blessed thistle, and alfalfa; others include anise, astragalus root, burdock, nettle, fennel, flax, soapwort, vervain, and marshmallow root. Clinical evidence for their efficacy is often lacking.[2] According to the Talmud, the drinking of wine will increase the quantity and quality of breast milk. Galactagogue medications are also available, usually by medical prescription.

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