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Recent research reviewed the efficacy of the Chinese herbal medicine Zengru Gao to promote breastfeeding in a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

Background:after childbirth breastfeeding

Breastfeeding, also known as nursing, is recommended worldwide to provide ideal food to newborns, but not fully practiced. The first week after childbirth is regarded as a critical period for increasing breast milk production. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the Chinese herbal medicine Zengru Gao would result in more women breastfeeding in the first week after childbirth.

Study Methods:

A multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted of 588 mothers considering breastfeeding in China. Among the mothers of the intervention group, the intervention included Chinese herbal medicine Zengru Gao; and among those of the control group, it did not. 


Chinese Herbal medicine Zengru Gao enhanced breastfeeding success during one week postpartum. The approach is acceptable to participants and merits further evaluation.

©  The Author(s). 2018

  • Shuaishuai Wang,
  • Chi Zhang,
  • Cuishan Li,
  • Daocheng Li,
  • Ping He,
  • Zhaojuan Su,
  • Yanling Li,
  • Yiling Ding and
  • Aiping Lu

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:53


©  The Author(s). 2018

  • Received: 14 November 2016
  • Accepted: 30 January 2018
  • Published: 6 February 2018