Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Low Milk Supply, Anemia, and Galactagogues

Anemia can be an important co-factor in low milk supply and depression after birth. In this article published by MOBI Motherhood Intl, Cheryl Renfree Scott, PhD, RN, IBCLC, reviews studies that highlight the relationship between iron deficiency, low milk supply, short duration of breastfeeding, and fatigue and depression in the new mother. Specific iron supplements and dietary measures can help prevent and abate anemia. read more

I will talk about lactogenic foods and herbs used to provide iron in my next post.

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