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Herbs for Healthy Breast Milk Production

Breastfeeding is the natural way to nurture a new baby, but sometimes the Milk of Momness needs Mother Nature’s help to flow freely. Galactagogues (‘galact’ or ‘galacto’ is the Greek prefix that means milk, and the suffix ‘agogos’ means flow) are nature’s herbal gifts to lactating women, and have been used for centuries to help […]

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Herbs To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Like the foods we eat and the medicines we take, some of the constituents in herbs are excreted in breast milk and are, therefore, ingested by a nursing baby. Some of the herbs on this list are included because they contain constituents that may be harmful to the mother or baby. Other herbs should be […]

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What Herbs Encourage Breast Milk?

Katherine Zieman, ND, LM Birthpartners.com 503-492-1221 Herbs that encourage milk production are called galactogogues — from the Greek word gala meaning “milk” and agogos “to lead”. Following is a list of the many plants used traditionally for increasing a nursing mother’s milk supply. Many of these herbs can also be used to help induce lactation […]

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