Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Tradition or Trend?

Time-frame: 60 minutes
CERP: yes

During this presentation, we aim to explore the fascinating topic of placentophagy. Our discussion focus will be on placenta medicine as a purported galatogogue. For some parents, insufficient milk supply impacts their ability to fully feed their infants. Many seek holistic options to increase their milk supply. Amongst some communities, placenta medicine and/or postpartum placenta consumption is a practice on the rise. What do we know about the benefits and risks of this practice? We will review historical and modern day evidence, the difference between mammalian and human placenta consumption, and discuss ethical considerations regarding placentophagy/placenta medicine as a galactogogue.

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Country: United States
Phone number: 360-830-6455
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