Definition of galactagogue in English:

galactagogue

Syllabification: ga·lac·ta·gogue
Pronunciation: /gəˈlaktəˌgäg
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A food or drug that promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.
    More example sentences
    • The oils of the seed increase milk flow which explains its folk use as a galactagogue.
    • Some of the most commonly used herbal galactagogues are fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa.
    • As it increases prolactin levels, it is accepted for use as a galactagogue to increase breast milk supply.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek gala, galakt- 'milk' + agōgos 'leading'.

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