The Malay Mothers’ Perspective on the Usage of Galactagogue
Breastfeeding confers a lot of benefits to both mother and child. Problems such as insufficient milk production may affect the mothers’ breastfeeding process and most mothers opt to consider on using galactagogue. We collected and analyzed questionnaire consists of demographic data and usage patterns of herbal galactagogue during lactating. To summarize, most mothers consume herbal galactagogue due to lack of milk production. A larger scale survey of herbal galactagogues used would be beneficial in future to the state of knowledge and clinical study on the most popular herbs.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Galactagogue, Insufficient milk, Lactating mothers.
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.