Re: Restarting breastfeeding
Katia, that was a great post! It's so true that you are a breastfeeding mom no matter how much milk you provide. A gallon is good, a teaspoon is good- breastfeeding isn't all or nothing.
Just an additional note on the drug situation: the two drugs used for increasing supply are Domperidone and Reglan. Neither one is FDA-approved for use as a galactogogue (milk increaser). Dom is not FDA-approved at all, even for its intended purpose (treating gastric issues) though it is approved in Canada and countries in the EU. This makes it difficult to obtain it in the US without finding a compounding pharmacy and a doctor or midwife who is willing prescribe it even though it's not an approved drug. In my opinion, this is unfortunate because Domperidone seems to be well-tolerated, and also does not cross the blood-brain barrier, something which Reglan does, and something which may explain why Reglan is associated with an in creed risk for depression, particularly in people who are already at risk for that condition. Reglan is FDA- approved. However, off-label use of Reglan has recently lost favor due to recent findings that it can sometimes cause tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements of the face), and that the risk of having such an adverse side-effect increases the longer you use the drug. If you choose to use either Domperidone or Reglan, please discuss these and other relevant medical issues very thoroughly with your midwife or physician.
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