Insufficient or Termination of Lactation


Traditional Chinese medicine believes milk is transformed from Qi and blood, as they both are part of the essence for our body to perform normal activities. The production of Qi and blood depends on many internal organs such as the Liver, Spleen, Lungs, and Kidneys.

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, insufficient and termination of lactation might be caused by one or a combination of:

  • Qi and blood deficiency
  • liver Qi stagnation (indicated by stress)

To make the correct diagnosis, we may look at other manifestations, such as:

  • pulse
  • tongue
  • secretion
  • the hardness of the breasts
  • pain in the breast
  • lassitude
  • emotions, irritability
  • exhaustion
  • appetite and stools

Most of the time, a nursing mom is recommended to induce lactation by stimulating her breasts on herself and/or her partner, which can be painful and takes time to work.

At Huatuo Clinic, we provide lactation support prior to and throughout the whole postpartum phase. For further consultation and to join the happily treated-after moms, please contact us at 403-286-8788 to schedule your appointment.

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