Re: Domperidone and herbal help...
Welcome and congratulations on the baby to come! I'm sorry you had such a rough time with your firstborn. It's awesome that 6 weeks in you decided to give breastfeeding another try, and made it to 6 months with combination feeding (breast and formula). With your dedication and education, I am sure you can achieve whatever breastfeeding goals you have this time around!
I know that it's very tempting to stock up on supply increasers after you've battled with low supply. I had real supply issues with my first baby, and when I was pregnant with my second I almost ran out and bought fenugreek and a pump, because I assumed that I would have the same struggle the second time round. Instead, I had a totally different issue: oversupply! I made so much milk that my baby was being flooded. I think many moms notice increased supply with their second baby.
So I don't think you need to run out and get yourself a bunch of herbs. Just nurse the baby on demand, don't give in to the temptation to supplement, and you're going to do just fine! If you do get into trouble, make sure your first stop is a visit with a good lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Many problems with newborn nursing can be sorted out with hands-on help from a professional. And if necessary, definitely try the herbs! Many moms- including me- find that fenugreek, blessed thistle, and ordinary oatmeal are good for supply. And fenugreek and oatmeal are cheap, particularly if you buy fenugreek seed rather than capsules.
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