What the heck is a galactagogue, anyway?  And do they really work?

Dianne and Abby discuss the 3 types of galactagogues and give you the run down on effectiveness of each one.  Don’t miss it!

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Things we talked about:

What is a galactagogue [4:43]

There are 3 kinds [5:45]

Pharmaceuticals [6:32]

Foods and herbs are most popular [12:35]

Let’s talk about foods [12:46]

Milk supply is often NOT the issue [15:05]

Now herbs [21:25]

Fenugreek [25:50]

Herbs are not regulated [25:30]

Herbs with pumping, etc [31:40]

Herbs as a confidence boost [33:00]

When post-partum anxiety plays a role in all of this [35:20]

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