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A galactagogue is a substance that induces lactation.[1] The most commonly cited galactagogues are herbal: fenugreek, brewer's yeast, blessed thistle, and alfalfa; others include anise, astragalus root, burdock, nettle, fennel, flax, soapwort, vervain, and marshmallow root. Clinical evidence for their efficacy is often lacking.[2]

Galactagogue medications such as domperidone and metoclopramide are also available, usually by medical prescription.


  1. ^ OED
  2. ^ Herbs for lactation

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