medications while nursing

Domperidone: Stopping

When domperidone was being used for babies (and now that cisapride is off the market, it is being used again), it was common for the babies to be on the medication for several months. Since the amount of domperidone that gets into the milk is very small indeed, from the baby's point of view, there should...

My Milk Is Gone. Can I Relactate?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
My name is Amy and I went to my OB/GYN for my annual and I asked her was there anything I could take to reestablish my milk supply. It's been a 3 ½ month break since I nursed my son (he's 5 ½ months) and she stated once the milk ducts dry up its not possible to relactate. Is this true or not? I just want piece of mind while I start this quest because others say that it is possible but the professional that I'm putting my trust in says no. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Can I Relactate After 2 Weeks on Medications?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi.I have to have a c-section and afterwards, due to a history of blood clots in my lungs, the doctor is putting me on Loveanox for two weeks. My question is, since the baby can not nurse due to this medication, can I pump for the first two weeks and then train him to nurse after the loveanox treatment is finished. I want more than anything to nurse my baby. Thanks for your input, nobody seems to know.Robin