Galactogogue

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A galactogogue is a substance which is used to increase the production of milk in humans and other animals. It may be synthetic, plant-derived, or endogenous.

Most of those discovered have been found to interact with the dopamine system in such a way to increase the production of prolactin endogenously.

Examples include Domperidone & Metoclopramide (synthetic), sweet potato, silymarin, and fenugreek (plant-derived), and prolactin (endogenous).


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Goat's Rue (Galega officinalis)

References

  • PubMed Peer-Reviewed Article on synthetics




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