Listen to Dr. Nice's interview here:
Note: Galactogogues, whether they are medications, herbs or foods, should never be the only strategy for increasing milk production. Frequent and effective breast emptying is ALWAYS the primary method of maintaining and increasing milk production. It is also essential to understand the cause of insufficient milk production and address that.
Dr. Nice has published numerous articles on lactation, including the articles below related to the use of herbs and foods for supporting milk production. Together with Dr. Nice's interview, we hope that you will find these helpful as you make informed decisions about the use of galactogogues.!
While we were able to cover a fair bit in our interview, there is a ton left to be said! We will be talking to Dr. Nice again and are already collecting questions for him. Do you have a question for Dr. Nice related to medications, herbs, and foods while breastfeeding? Use our contact form or leave a voice message at 401-684-BFOB (2362)
About Dr. Nice
Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for 40 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy. He retired from the US Public Health Service after 30 years of distinguished service. Dr. Nice practiced at the NIH and served as a Project Manager at the FDA. He recently retired after 43 years of government service and currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC (www.nicebreastfeeding.com).
Dr. Nice has published Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, 2nd Edition and The Galactogogue Recipe Book. Dr. Nice has also authored over four dozen peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, Over-the-Counter (OTC) products, and herbals during breastfeeding, in addition to articles and book chapters on the use of power, epilepsy, and work characteristics of health care professionals. He has organized and participated in over 50 medical missions to the country of Haiti. Dr. Nice continues to provide consultations, lectures, and presentations to the breastfeeding community and to serve the poor of Haiti.
We are proud to present a series of podcasts for parents Breastfeeding Outside the Box, where we aim to support the nourishing and nurturing of babies in exceptional families - families who historically have not received the help and support they need and deserve. Our exceptional families include adoptive, intended, and foster families; gender, sexual, and racial minorities; families with special needs babies; parents who have had breast surgery; mothers with IGT or low milk production for other reasons; exclusively pumping mothers; and more.
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