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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

Role of plant herbs in initiating and establishing milk production in lactating women

Arsi Naazni and Srishti
For expectant women, pregnancy can be the most thrilling and paranormal moment of their lives. Nature gives us numerous resources to help the mother and the child during this period of development and rejuvenation, to uplift the spirits and body, and to support a healthy pregnancy and delivery process. Due to incomplete information, pregnant and lactating women need to be informed about the need for caution when using herbs during pregnancy and lactation. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding because it may reduce the incidence of acute lymphocytic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia if it is sustained for more than six months. Breast milk is believed to include bioactive substances that support gastrointestinal growth, give the brain a substrate for development, and lower rates of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, all of which have been shown to have a deleterious effect on neurodevelopment. This review paper examines the results of recent pharmacological and clinical studies to examine the medicinal plants that are said to be useful in raising breast milk production. One of the main causes of inadequate breastfeeding is inadequate breast milk production. Special herbs and certain foods are frequently utilized in rural regions (known as lactogogue/galactagogues) to encourage the formation of breast milk. When these measures by themselves might not be sufficient to assist mothers in their endeavour, the use of galactagogues is taken into consideration. This review will concentrate on the function of plant herbs in starting and maintaining milk production in breastfeeding women, despite the existence of non-pharmacologic chemicals.
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How to cite this article:
Arsi Naazni and Srishti. Role of plant herbs in initiating and establishing milk production in lactating women. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 596-600.

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