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Last edited by Topo; 03-20-2009 at 07:41 PM.
Humm...I don't remember the name, but I know for sure there is a drug that will help with your milk! It's an off label use, so maybe that's why he doesn't know...or pretends he doesn't.
I'd be nervous about not going through a legit prescription/pharmacy. I don't know the dose you need, and how much is safe. Most medicinces end up in the milk at least a little bit, and that's reason enough for me to want to be extra careful.
Did you research the drug? What are the side effects? Honestly, depending on the situation, if the benefits out weighed the side effects, then I would probably try it. I took some pharmacology classes, and you would be surprised at how many pills are created for on thing and used for another...Like heart pills helping prevent hair loss.
Just research, research, research, and make an educated decision.
Here is some info I found online.
Side effects of domperidone:
As with all medications, side effects are possible, and many have been reported with domperidone (textbooks often list any side effect ever reported, but symptoms reported are not necessarily due to the drug a person is taking). There is no such thing as a 100% safe drug. However, our clinical experience has been that side effects in the mother are extremely uncommon, except for increasing milk supply. Some side effects which mothers we have treated have reported (very uncommonly, incidentally):
• headache which disappeared when the dose was reduced (probably the most common side effect)
• abdominal cramps
• dry mouth
• alteration of menstrual periods
The amount that gets into the milk is so tiny that side effects in the baby should not be expected. Mothers have not reported any to us, in many years of use. Certainly the amount the baby gets through the milk is a tiny percentage of what babies would get if being treated for spitting up.
this is what i found. the hormonal changes that may help you produce more milk are side effects, not the intended use of the drug. and it is available in canada, just not in the US right now.
but then again, i took unisom for weeks for nausea because i couldnt afford the prescription they gave me, and after a while it didnt even make me sleepy. i went to work, took a full dose and didnt even feel drowsy.
it might be worth a try, if its cheap. you can always start with a very small dose and go up, then wean yourself off it again after a few weeks.
Is anyone else not sleeping much? Logan is still getting up about every 2 hours to eat. Last week he had 2 nights where he went 5 hours and I thought we were on to something! But he is back to every 2 hrs. We start our bedtime routine (bathe, dress, feed) at 7:45 and he usually falls asleep by 9:15.
He does nap frequently during the day. He is usually up for about 1 hr before needing a 30-40 minute cat nap. Sometimes he is up longer.
I am just so tired
We are also not sleeping a lot at night. Just the last 2 nights we've gotten a stretch of 5 hours, before that you could almost set a clock by Hailey, she was up every 3 in the night. The good thing is that she feeds and goes right back to sleep, so I think she knows its night time. During the day she sleeps a lot still, she only manages about 1-1.5 hours awake before needing a nap. But man, what I would give if I could get 5 hours in a row. Of course when she goes down at 9:30, I don't go to bed till closer to midnight. Cause I'm an idiot. Oh look its 9:50 pm, she's in bed, and I'm on pg.org.
No wonder I'm tired.
LMAO Meghan! Me too. BOTH my kids are asleep. wth????
I have been going to bed with him, so at least I am getting some sleep. After the first night feeding he goes right to sleep. But it takes a while to settle him down after the 2nd and 3rd. He usually has a lot of gas and/or needs to poop. And I also just LOOOOOOOVE when he is wide-eyed and wanting to play at 4am!