A double-blind research done in 2000 has proven that Moringa Leaf can significantly increase the breastmilk supply of postpartum mother.
For the first two days postpartum, mothers were asked to pump breastmilk.
On the third day, researchers started to give mothers Moringa Leaf Capsule or Flour Capsule randomly.
Breastmilk were measured on Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.
Results indicated that, mothers given Moringa Leaf has 66.5% breastmilk volume increase from Day 3 to Day 4, and 180.2% from Day 3 to Day 5. However, mothers in control group (flour was given instead of Moringa Leaf), breastmilk volume only increased 47.7% from Day 3 to Day 4, and stopped increase on Day 5.
Estrella, M.C.P., Jacinto Bias III, V., David, G.Z. and Taup, M.A., 2000. A double-blind, randomized controlled trial on the use of malunggay (Moringa oleifera) for augmentation of the volume ofbreastmilk among non-nursing mothers of preterm infants. The Philipine Journal of Pediatrics, 49(1), pp.1-5.
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