Go Lacta Breastfeeding Supplements Studies Done and FAQs
Monday, 21 February 2022 | Admin
Mother's milk is the best food for its newborn. The campaign for breastfeeding is being pursued by the Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and all organizations involved with the improvement of the health of the mother and the infant.
Mothers know about the advantages of breastfeeding but sometimes worry about or have issues with milk supply.
Lactagogues or galactagogues are special foods, drinks or herbs which people believe can increase a mother's milk supply. In many parts of the Philippines, women take malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves in chicken or shellfish soups to help them lactate well. The mechanism of action has not been explained but it was effective as a galactagogue (breast milk supplement) and has been used by generations of nursing mothers especially those with inadequate lactation.
An investigation was undertaken by Sugarpod Naturals/GoLacta to determine the effectiveness of malunggay or Moringa oleifera leaves (encapsulated into Natalac, each capsule containing 250 mg. of malunggay leaves) as a galactogogue among normal parturients. A total of 116 normal term pregnant Filipino women were included in the study. These mothers do not intend to feed milk formula, nor give their babies solid foods before 4 months of age, and their babies were of normal gestational age and weighed between 2500 and 5000 grams at birth. Immediately after delivery, the patients were given capsules which were coded at source: 58 Natalac and 58 placebo. Prolactin determinations were done within 6 hours, 48 hours after, and 4 months after delivery. Infant suckling was immediately started after the first extraction for prolactin. The baby's weights were recorded at birth, at 1 Week, at 2 weeks, at 1 month, and at 4 months of age. Data obtained were subjected to statistical test: t-test for · difference between means. Significantly higher prolactin levels were obtained after 48 hours and 4 months from first extraction among the treatment (Natalac) group at a p level of < 0.01 accompanied by significant weight gains among the babies at a p level of -;::. 0.01.
Conclusion of Study: We have found that malunggay capsules (Natalac) do enhance lactation among breastfeeding mothers and there were no reported adverse effects from the study. In addition, public education, personal advice, and friendly support from health workers and counselors who have special understanding and skills are most effective if they work with individual mothers, and if they help their colleagues to learn the same skills.
Frequently Asked Questions about Go-Lacta:
What is Go-Lacta?
Go-Lacta® is an all natural plant-based galactagogue, made from premium Malunggay (Moringa oleifera Lam.) leaves, which assists in increasing mom's breast milk supply.
What makes Go-Lacta different from other products?
Go-Lacta focuses on mom and baby. Our premium Malunggay leaves can be taken by ante-partum & post-partum moms. It is 100% vegan and does not go through any extraction or artificial process. It is purely natural. Its leaves come from premium Malunggay trees where its soil and climate have shown to be rich in nutrients for mom and babies.
Is Go-Lacta safe for me and my baby?
In Southwestern Senegal, they have found that Malunggay leaf powder prevents malnutrition in pregnant or breastfeeding women and their children. Children maintained or increased their weight and improved overall health. Pregnant women recovered from anemia and had babies with higher birth weights. Breastfeeding women increased their production of milk.
(source from http://www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our-initiatives/moringa)
Are there any side effects?
Malunggay leaves have not been found to be toxic. Very extensive health and safety studies conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Centre in Ghana determined that Malunggay leaf powder has no toxic elements. No adverse side effects from even the most concentrated Malunggay diets were observed.
(source from http://www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our-initiatives/moringa)
I have food allergies. Can I take this?
Go-Lacta is free from casein, dairy, egg, gluten, wheat, shellfish, corn, soy, peanut, & tree-nut. However, it is a food and it is possible for some people to have allergic reactions. Do not continue if mom or baby experiences a negative reaction.
Can I take Go-Lacta with prescription medication?
Please consult your healthcare professional if you are on a special diet or given prescription medication that may interact with foods that are have high vitamin and mineral content as well as amino acids. Please share our nutritional table as well as clinical studies to your healthcare provider.
How does Go-Lacta affect my blood thinning medication?
Go-Lacta® is premium quality malunggay leaves (Moringa oleifera Lam.). It is a green leafy vegetable just as Spinach and Kale is a green leafy vegetable. It is found to naturally have Vitamin K, which possibly thickens the blood. Please consult your healthcare professional as they may have to adjust dosage and check blood levels.
Can I take Go-Lacta before I give birth?
Yes! You can take Go-Lacta® on your 36th week of pregnancy. If you have previous experience of low milk supply, Go-lacta® will give you a head start. You may take 2 capsules, three times a day to start. This will help boost your breast milk supply as soon as you deliver your baby.
Can I take Go-Lacta after I give birth?
Yes! You can take Go-Lacta weeks or months after you’ve given birth as long as you are breastfeeding. It is a natural galactagogue so you will notice an increase in your breast milk supply.
I just started taking Go-Lacta, what is my initial dose?
Initially, you may take 2 capsules three times a day for the first 4 days. You may also increase the dose to 3 capsules three times a day depending on lactation requirements. We suggest speaking to your lactation consultant or healthcare professional since they are familiar with your situation and medical history. Once a healthy, preferred, supply is achieved, parents may find that they can decrease the dosage.
How long should I take Go-Lacta?
You can take Go-Lacta as long as you are breastfeeding for continued breast milk supply. Some have taken Go-Lacta even after they’ve stopped breastfeeding because of the many nutritional benefits of the Malunggay leaves.
What happens if I make too much milk?
Reduce the number of capsules until your supply balances with your baby's needs.
Go-lacta doesn't seem to be working, what should I do?
We recommend consulting your lactation consultant or healthcare professional. Go-Lacta is a supplement and assists in increasing breast milk supply. It is good to establish a regular breastfeeding routine, drink lots of fluids, make time to eat and relax. Babies nurse "at least 8x/day".
Keep in mind, there may be other factors affecting your supply such as fatigue, medication, stress, changes in daily activities. Some common herbs and spices like oregano, sage, peppermint may affect your supply.
Would I still produce breast milk once I stop breastfeeding and continue taking Go-Lacta®?
No. Once you wean your baby and stopped breastfeeding, your body will know not to produce milk. However, you may continue taking Go-Lacta® and still get the nutritional benefits.
How will Go-Lacta affect me and my baby?
Go-Lacta Premium Malunggay is 100% natural. You and your baby will get the nutritional benefits from dried Malunggay powdered leaves. It is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron and Protein.
How long does it take to see a difference in my milk supply?
It varies from person to person. For some moms it takes about a day or two, for some it may take 4 - 5 days up to 2 weeks.
How does your product compare to other products?
Effectiveness of supplements vary and results are not guaranteed.
But thousands of moms that take Go-Lacta are happy and fulfilled. They've taken prescription drugs like Domperidone or other herbal supplements and have completely switched to Go-Lacta. We've been offering Go-Lacta since 2007 and moms come back having their 2nd, 3rd even their 8th baby.
I just started taking Go-Lacta but just read that some galactagogues from Asia have been found to be high in heavy metals. Do you test your product for heavy metals?
Yes, definitely. Our product goes through a very strict production and testing process. We are very careful and watch every step of the process from planting, harvesting, etc. and we do a number of laboratory tests, including toxicity, salmonella, e.coli, pesticides and more.
*"These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
We hope this extra information is useful for you but feel free to get in touch with us at Earthmother if we can help with any more questions.