Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 5

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 5

Potential harms and benefits of using fenugreek to enhance human milk supply that need or need not to be communicated to and discussed with breastfeeding women during the consultation depending on the individual clinical situation’s need.

Item # Panel of healthcare providers Panel of women
Round 1Round 2Round 1Round 2
MIQRMIQRMIQRMIQR

Potential harms
1Breastfeeding women need to be warned that fenugreek may induce thirst52536253
2Breastfeeding women need to be warned that fenugreek may be associated with maple syrup like urine43525263
3Breastfeeding women need to be warned that fenugreek may be associated with maple syrup like sweat52434342
Potential benefits
1Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may have antiparkinsonian activity44536263
2Breastfeeding women might be informed that fenugreek may improve memory and cognition42435353

M: median, IQR: interquartile range.

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