galactopoietic

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ga·lac·to·poi·e·sis

 (gə-lăk′tə-poi-ē′sĭs)
n.
Secretion and continued production of milk by the mammary glands.

ga·lac′to·poi·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.

galactopoietic

(ɡəˌlæktəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk)
adj
(Physiology) inducing or increasing the secretion of milk
n
(Biochemistry) a galactopoietic agent
galactopoiesis n

galactopoietic

any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. — galactopoietic, adj.
See also: Drugs
any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. — galactopoietic, adj.
See also: Milk
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Several precautions must be taken when preparing galactogenic foods.
With one exception, components of galactogenic foods are plants, and most are cultigens.
According to one account, Tete Kei can also be mixed with kawu, or animal fat (see below), and according to another with papaya leaves (uta padu), a galactogenic food used on Flores' south coast.
Except for galactogenic recipes that include maize porridge (holo), all moreover are consumed with a quantity of rice (pae), while as noted just above Job's tears (ke'o) can be consumed by nursing mothers generally.
Nage nursing foods include several pulses, or leguminous plants (kei, Pigeon pea, Soya bean, and legumes optionally employed in other galactogenic recipes).
More importantly, we have shown an unprecedented involvement of dopamine D2 receptor in Silymarin BIO-C [R] galactogenic action.
Our experiments have shown that Silymarin BIO-C[R], similarly to metoclopramide (a drug with galactogenic properties), increases serum prolactin levels in female rats after a 14-day daily treatment; these results could explain the increased milk production previously observed in cow and humans (Tedesco et al.
This lore relates that alcohol has galactogenic properties that facilitate milk let-down and rectify milk insufficiency as well as sedative properties that alleviate and calm the "fussy" infant.