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dc.contributor.authorSim, Tin Fei
dc.contributor.authorHattingh, H Laetitia
dc.contributor.authorSherriff, Jillian
dc.contributor.authorTee, Lisa BG
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T22:27:15Z
dc.date.available2017-11-22T22:27:15Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph120911050
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/352687
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as the normal infant feeding method and that infants being breastfed should be regarded as the control group or norm reference in all instances. There are many factors which could contribute to a new mother ceasing breastfeeding early, with the most commonly reported reason being perceived insufficient breast milk supply. The use of herbal galactagogues is increasingly common worldwide. Literature review identified a need for more research in the area of herbal galactagogue use during breastfeeding. Twenty in-depth semi-structured interviews were undertaken with breastfeeding women who used herbal galactagogues, to document use and explore their perceived effectiveness and safety of herbal galactagogues. Several indicators of breastfeeding adequacy were mentioned as participants described their experiences with the use of herbal galactagogues. Confidence and self-empowerment emerged as an over-arching theme linked to positive experiences with the use of herbal galactagogues. Despite the lack of clinical trial data on the actual increase in measured volume of breast milk production, indicators of breastfeeding adequacy boosted participants’ confidence levels and resulted in psychological benefits. This study highlighted the importance of considering the potential psychological benefits of using herbal galactagogues, and how this translates into breastfeeding adequacy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11050
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11071
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111503
dc.titleThe Use, Perceived Effectiveness and Safety of Herbal Galactagogues During Breastfeeding: A Qualitative Study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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gro.griffith.authorHattingh, Laetitia L.


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