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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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Before a mother uses galactogogues to improve supply, she should be pumping with a hospital-grade electric pump every 2–3 hours during the day and once at night or she should be pumping after each

feeding.

__ True

___ False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “Before a mother uses galactogogues to improve supply, she should be pumping with a hospital-grade electric pump every 2-3 hours during the day and once at night or she should be pumping after each feeding.” is true or false.

Introduction: Breast feeding is an important phase in the life of both the mother and the infant. Breast milk provides the necessary nutrients, immunological functions and psychological support to the growing infant in his early stages of development.

Explanation

The insufficient breast milk supply occurs due to cessation of breastfeeding. To increase milk supply mother initially takes galactogogue. Galactogogue is the drug which is being given only after evaluating maternal causes for low milk supply. Galactogogues have some side effects like xerostomia (dry mouth syndrome or hyposalivation), gastrointestinal disorders, cardiac arrhythmia, lethargy, sedation, and extrapyramidal symptoms...

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