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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192-195

Stanyakshya (insufficient lactation) and its management by an Ayurveda formulation: A case report

Department of Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga, Dr. S. R. Rajasthan Ayurveda, University, Jodhpur, India

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Upasana Sharma
Department of Prasuti Tantra & Stri Roga, Dr. S. R. Rajasthan Ayurveda, University, Dr. S. R. Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Karwar, Nagaur road, Jodhpur, 342037
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_5_22

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Introduction: Human milk is an indispensable need for infant survival. As it contains thousands of micronutrients, macronutrient, bioactive components, immunological factors that gives immense protection against infection and inflammation. In Ayurveda classics, Stanya (breast milk) has given a very pivotal place for baby. But currently many mothers are not fortunate enough to feed their new born due to deficient support from their health. After reviewing Ayurveda classics, it can be concluded that major cause of lactation insufficiency in Sutikaawastha(puerperium) is Agnimandya and Dhatu/Updhatukshaya. For such conditions, judicial selection of drugs is very important, as in Ayurveda number of Stanyajanana and Stanyavardhaka drugs (galactogogues) are mentioned for initiationand augmentation of milk production. Materials and Methods: Following is a case report of a 32-year-old female who was not able to feed her baby properly even after seven days of normal delivery. She was treated with a simple decoction of DeepenaPaachana drugs; Shatapushpa, Dhanyaka, KrishnaJeeraka etc. Results were assessed on the basis of subjective parameters; mother - Stanyapravriti in a day, baby - Shishurodana, Bharavridhi, Nidra etc. All the medications were given for 42 days and all the parameters were assessed and found with in normal limit. Conclusion: Main cause for insufficient milk production in this case and many more like this is Agnimandya at the level of Jatharagni as well as Dhatwagni also. By correcting condition of Agni,one can easily manage such cases, there is no need to give Stanyavardhana drugs to all the patients.

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