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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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BANDERA FISHER, Norma Arelis et al. Agnus Castus and breastfeeding. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.1, pp. 80-89. ISSN 1561-3062.

The lack of milk in the immediate postpartum period is a social problem that makes early replacing infant feeding by artificial milk. A therapeutic intervention study was conducted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of Agnus Castus as a homeopathic remedy in stimulating milk secretion; prior informed consent was obtained. 33 physiological postpartum were studied at Mariana Grajales Coello Maternity Hospital in Santiago de Cuba in 2013 first quarter. They are divided into two groups by random assignment. The study group received Agnus Castus homeopathic treatment, 4 drops at 10 hours after birth and then 4 hours to 4 doses; from the moment on, the amount of milk was mL measured. The control group received no treatment. The treatment response was satisfactory from 10 mL of milk after 4 doses through the application of ANOVA. The percentage method for qualitative variables and SPSS v. 18 was used to process all information. The research group had an average volume of 15.4 mL of milk; multiparous had better response to treatment with 87.9%. Nulliparous adolescents had unsatisfactory results. The Agnus Castus as a homeopathic treatment was effective in stimulating milk secretion of physiological postpartum women in this group.

Keywords : Agnus Castus; breastfeeding; homeopathy; postpartum.

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