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Research Article

Which Benefits and Harms of Using Fenugreek as a Galactogogue Need to Be Discussed during Clinical Consultations? A Delphi Study among Breastfeeding Women, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Lactation Consultants, and Pharmacists

Table 4

Potential benefits of using fenugreek to enhance human milk supply that need to be communicated to and discussed with breastfeeding women during the clinical consultation.

Item #Potential benefits Round on which consensus was achieved
Panel of healthcare providersPanel of women

1Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek can be beneficial in enhancing their human milk production11
2Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek might improve their fertility22
3Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek has antioxidant properties22
4Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek has estrogenic effects21
5Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek has immunomodulatory effect11
6Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek has chemo-protective effect against breast cancer11
7Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may decrease plasma cholesterol and triglycerides levels11
8Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may have antidepressant activity21
9Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may have antibacterial activity11
10Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may have antifungal activity11
11Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek could decrease their appetite, especially those with a history of eating disorders21
12Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek can enhance weight loss21
13Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek might have antipyretic activity21
14Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may alleviate symptoms of ulcer21

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