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Milk Production

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Summary of Milk Production

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Milk Production

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect milk production
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Strong - See study
Increases in milk production have been noted in lactating women given fenugreek, and appears to be a fairly significant degree of improvement with the best trial conducted noting a doubling of milk production
grade-c Notable - See study
When 250mg of moringa oleifera is taken twice daily, there is a time dependent increase in milk production; the lone study noted that the increase relative to placebo on the third day of supplementation was to 265% of placebo (a 165% increase).

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