If you’re new to ANR, chances are you’ve seen a lot of new words. Don’t worry, and we have you covered.
We compiled an A to Z list of ANR terms you commonly encounter when reading about adult nursing or participating in the ANR community.
An herbal galactogogue, used to stimulate milk production.
See: Herbal Galactogogues
A drug whose initial indication is to treat stomach issues, but has the side-effect of stimulating milk production.
Read: Domperidon for Lactation
The technique of placing lips and tongue over the nipple and areola in order to suckle milk from the breast.
Read: The Importance of Correct Latch
Common brand name for domperidone. Sold over-the-counter in many European countries.
Read: Domperidone for Lactation
Known as “the love hormone”, it plays a role in all pair bonding; it is also responsible for the let-down reflex which causes your breasts to release milk.
Pitocin is an artificial form of the natural hormone oxytocin.
Prolactin is responsible for the milk production in your body, it tells the milk glands in your breasts to make more breast milk, and then oxytocin is responsible for getting the breast milk from your breasts to your partner.
Progesterone is a sex hormone related to the menstrual cycle. It also plays a role in helping the mammary glands develop in preparation for making milk.
Read: What is Progesterone?
A medication used for increasing gut motility with the side effect of stimulating lactation. This drug is seldom used/prescribed anymore because of the frequency, and potential seriousness of it’s other side effects.