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February 25th, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with medications to boost milk supply? Reglan or domperidone? I've tried every OTC herb (fenagreek, blessed thistle, goats rue, oatmeal, mothers milk etc) and now have reverted to ordering domperidone from Canada. Anyone else have any feedback on prescription medications and whether or not they had any success with t?
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February 25th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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I did that exact same thing with my first son. I tried EVERYTHING to no avail. I was exclusively pumping with him because he wouldn't latch after spending a week in the NICU, and I just never could get more than a tiny bit of milk no matter how much I pumped. I finally ordered domperidone from another country and it started working after the first dose. I'm not sure how much you're planning to take but I took a large dose of it and it absolutely worked. I never had trouble with supply as long as I kept taking it, and by the time my son was several months old I was able to pump just twice a day and get enough in those two pumpings for his entire day's worth of milk every day. It was nice, so much more convenient than having to pump every 2-3 hours.

I've heard that reglan can cause severe depression and other bad side effects and that domperidone is a much better/safer choice.
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Marybeth? Did you have any side effects? Did you tell your pediatrician that you were taking them? I'm hoping that this will hp me be able to wean dexter off of his formula supplements.
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February 25th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I did not have any side effects. I didn't tell the ped about it, lol, because I was afraid of getting in trouble since I ordered it from another country. I researched it and felt really comfortable using it (I remember that it has been used for gastric issues in babies so I felt like it would be ok). The only real side effect I remember reading about was possible weight gain because it makes your food digest a little faster, so you may feel hungrier while taking it. I did not gain weight though, I just made sure to watch my food intake and I was fine.

It should increase your supply enough that you won't have to supplement. I went from getting almost no milk to filling bottles easily every time I pumped. It was a miracle drug for me.
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