Galactogogues: medications that induce lactation.

  title={Galactogogues: medications that induce lactation.},
  author={Michael P. Gabay},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  volume={18 3},
  • Michael P. Gabay
  • Published 2002 in
    Journal of human lactation : official journal of…
Galactogogues are medications that aid in initiating and maintaining adequate milk production. Most exert their pharmacologic effects through interactions with dopamine receptors, resulting in increased prolactin levels and thereby augmenting milk supply. Metoclopramide remains the galactogogue of choice due to its documented record of efficacy and safety in women and infants. Domperidone crosses the blood brain barrier and into the breast milk to a lesser extent than metoclopramide, decreasing… CONTINUE READING
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