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Table 3 Common lactogogues used among lactating mothers

From: Special foods and local herbs used to enhance breastmilk production in Ghana: rate of use and beliefs of efficacy

Class of lactogogues Na Brong-Ahafo region
n (%)
Na Northern region
n (%)
All
n (%)
Groundnut related lactogogue 161   173   
 Yes   129 (80.1)   78 (45.1) 207 (62.0)
Herb related lactogogue 161   173   
 Yes   70 (43.5)   32 (18.5) 102 (30.5)
Hot related lactogogueb 161   173   
 Yes   9 (5.6)   166 (96.0) 175 (52.4)
Others 161 88 (54.7) 173 17 (9.8) 105 (31.4)
  1. Na changes depending on relevant skips in the questions. bHot related lactogogue: prepared and eaten hot