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Hypogalactia has been one of the reasons that lead mothers to early weaning. Beliefs and taboos influence breastfeeding during lactation. This study aims at identifying regional lactagogues used as a support to breastfeeding based on taboos and beliefs. It is a case report which uses prose analysis(12). The findings show that feeding oneself with certain types of food or not, having experienced breastfeeding, beliefs transmitted by family members and physicians and the child's growth and development were factors which stimulated breastfeeding.

hypogalactia; weaning; breastfeeding

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