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10 Foods to Increase Lactation

A galactagogue--your SAT word of the day--is a food, herb, or supplement that aids breast milk supply or ejection. Read our gallery to learn about what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production. This gallery is not meant to substitute medical advice--if you have any concerns, contact your physician or a lactation consultant immediately.



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Comment by   Francois Andre on Oct 24, 2014 at 7:57 am


Very useful. We have learned as well that when the baby hear specific sounds, he is more likely to calm and suck so that lactation will come easier. For example when the mother sings, and more surprisingly when he listens to underwater sounds. here for example some noises

it was quite amazing to see how calm and docile he became, and milk came within very short time after that, so the rocky start really wasn't too long.

Comment by   on Oct 17, 2014 at 14:59 pm


Thank you! Very helpful advice.