Lactogenic Foods and Herbs Handouts

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and for use in hospitals, clinics, and peer-support groups,

in English, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew and Arabic,

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Milk Ejection, Milk Flow Handout

Introducing Solid Foods, weaning


Beta-Glucans and the Dual Role of Prolactin: a detective story

IntroA handful of our valued lactogenic foods—oats, barley, brewer’s and nutritional yeast, seaweed and medicinal mushrooms—are blessed by a molecule called beta-glucan. It might seem obvious that beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as...

Anti-Lactogenics – Herbs, Meds, Vitamins, and Foods that can undermine milk production

Herbs that can Reduce Milk Supply: To learn why some mothers have more risk than others for low milk supply, read here. You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings...

Food Molecules pass from Mom to Baby: one cause of Infant Colic and Infant Allergy

Nursing mothers often ask if the food they eat might be triggering their baby's fussiness, digestive discomfort, and allergies. The answer is: quite possibly. Studies show that during pregnancy, large molecules from food can pass from a mother's intestine into her...

Some Causes of Low Milk Supply that Respond to Foods and Herbs

Lactogenic foods and herbs are commonly “insulin sensitizing,” “blood-sugar balancing,” or have an “anti-diabetic” effect. These foods also have an anti-inflammatory effect, quieting the "noise" of inflammation caused by insulin resistance but also by exposure to...

The Use of Beer as a Galactagogue, historically and today

Beer is made from barley, malt, hops and water. Its use as a galactagogue is disputed. I clear up the confusion in this article on its historic use and the how it can be used today.

Books by Hilary Jacobson

Mother Food, a breastfeeding diet guide with lactogenic food and herbs

Mother's Garden of Galactagogues Cover

A Mother’s Garden of Galactagogues: growing and using milk-boosting herbs and foods

Healing Breastfeeding Grief: how mothers feel and heal when breastfeeding does not go as hoped

Red Madder Root, Tales of Initiations: A Novel of Fairytales and Forgotten Histories (color illustrations)

Red Madder Root, Tales of Initiations: A Novel of Fairytales and Forgotten Histories (b&w illustrations)

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