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Lactation cookies: how effective are they?

Lactation cookies: how effective are they?

Certain foods are believed to have galactagogue properties, such as brewer’s yeast, plantain flower, fennel, fenugreek, ginger, or lactation cookies, among many others. Although the scientific evidence for these products as galactagogues is limited and their effect is not proven (1), these products continue to be recommended to help increase breastmilk supply. In recent years, cookies based on oats, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed, and fenugreek are being marketed, especially in the USA, with alleged galactagogue properties. A recent study published in…

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