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Effect of Allium sativum consumption for breast feeding among postnatal Indian mothers



B. Mahalakshmi1, Jignasaben Patani2, Gnanadesigan Ekambaram3*& P. Padmavathi



1Department of Pediatric nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar-384315, Gujarat, India; 2Department of Community Medicine, Nootan Medical College & Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar-384315, Gujarat, India; 3Department of Physiology, Nootan Medical College & Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar-384315, Gujarat, India;4Department of Biochemistry, ACS Medical College and Hospital, DR MGR Education and Research institute University, Chennai-600077,Tamil Nadu, India. *Corresponding author.



B. Mahalakshmi - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Jignasa Patan - Email: Jignasapatani@gmail.com (Office E-mail: nmcvisnagar@gmail.com)

Gnanadesigan Ekambaram - E-mail: edesigan_phy@nootanmedical.edu.in

P Padmavathi - Email: ppadmavathi05@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received June 1, 2023; Revised June 30, 2023; Accepted June 30, 2023, Published June 30, 2023



Breast milk is a unique form of nutrition for babies since it provides all of the essential nutrients for growth and development. Breastfeeding may also play a role in decreasing postpartum depression, and reduced the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in future. Garlic has been used as a galactogogue in India since many years. The study's major goal was to determine the effect of garlic consumption in promotion of breast feeding among the postnatal mothers in Nootan General Hospital Visnagar, India. The study employed a pre-experimental one-group pre and post-test research design, with the sample drawn via non-probability convenience sampling. The baseline preform and the 12-point modified adequacy of breast feeding checklist were used to collect data. The mean pre-test score was 3.33, and the mean post-test score was 8.33 in this study's data analysis. 5.47 was the average difference. The post-test mean was lower than the pre-test mean, indicating that garlic preparation consumption promotes breastfeeding among postnatal mothers. The pre-test stress score had a standard deviation of 2.56, while the post-test stress score had a standard deviation of 2.57.



Effect, Allium sativum consumption, breastfeeding, post natal mother.



Mahalakshmi et al. Bioinformation 19(6): 698-702 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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