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dc.contributor.author Monteban, Madalena
dc.date.available 2018-10-29T20:42:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.citation Monteban, Madalena; Maternal knowledge and use of galactagogues in andean communities of Cusco, Peru; Society of Ethnobiology; Ethnobiology Letters; 8; 1; 9-2017; 81-89
dc.identifier.issn 2159-8126
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/63254
dc.description.abstract A commonly reported reason for early breastfeeding cessation is inadequate milk production. In response, women across the globe turn to galactagogues – substances used to increase the milk supply. Andean women have traditional knowledge about the medicinal and nutritional properties of plants and animals that are considered good to eat during breastfeeding. This research explores the maintenance and use of galactagogues, and specifically the use of the Andean flicker bird, within the wider framework of breastfeeding and nutrition policies in Peru. To elicit maternal knowledge and use of galactagogues, semi-structured and free-listing interviews were conducted with 33 mothers. Data analysis calculated the frequency and percentage of women reporting each type of galactagogue. In addition, thematic codes and relevant text passages were used in an iterative analytic process to document emerging themes. Identified galactagogues included five plants and six animals. Several galactagogues included protein-rich foods such as lamb meat and the Andean flicker bird. The use of protein-rich galactagogues as solid food is reinforced by public health messages. However, galactagogues in the research communities are usually consumed as soups or drinks, which are less rich in proteins than solid meals. The potential role of liquid galactagogues in the maintenance of appropriate hydration levels during breastfeeding in an environment where safe drinking water is scarce is a new contribution to the existing literature. The results are relevant to the design of maternal and child health policies that comply with intercultural health premises that value and respect the knowledge and practices of Andean Peoples.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Society of Ethnobiology
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject BREASTFEEDING
dc.subject MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
dc.subject NUTRITION
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY
dc.subject TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject WATER INTAKE
dc.subject.classification Antropología, Etnología
dc.subject.classification Sociología
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS SOCIALES
dc.title Maternal knowledge and use of galactagogues in andean communities of Cusco, Peru
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.updated 2018-10-23T20:39:15Z
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.number 1
dc.journal.pagination 81-89
dc.journal.pais Estados Unidos
dc.journal.ciudad Tacoma
dc.description.fil Fil: Monteban, Madalena. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Unidad Ejecutora En Ciencias Sociales Regionales y Humanidades. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy. Unidad Ejecutora En Ciencias Sociales Regionales y Humanidades; Argentina
dc.journal.title Ethnobiology Letters
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/http://ojs.ethnobiology.org/index.php/ebl/article/view/935
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.14237/ebl.8.1.2017.935
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