Re: Questions Regarding Reglan
As far as I know, Reglan is safe to take for long time periods- maybe not years, but certainly weeks and probably months- as long as you are not experiencing side effects like depression. I was told that cutting back on Reglan too abruptly can cause a decrease in milk supply.
How long can you safely take Reglan and has anyone out there had diminished milk supply when they stopped taking it?
Nope, that's a new one for me. But I have heard that not drinking enough water can be to blame for both. Any chance of that being an issue for you?
Also, has anyone heard of a connection between low amniotic fluid during pregnancy and low milk supply?
Many women with perfectly adequate milk supplies never feel letdowns or see squirting milk. Is there any reason other than not feeling/seeing these things that makes you think you have supply issues?
The Reglan worked. I began feeling let downs, squirting milk and my LO was feeding less often and more effeciently.
It is normal for a breastfed baby to go up to a week without a bowel movement. At a certain point in time (different for every baby), the baby's gut matures and begins to digest mama's milk very thoroughly. Once that happens, bowel movements may slow way down. So long as the poop is passed without pain and is not hard, it's normal.
Then I became very constipated and my LO went from a dirty diaper a day to once a week when I prompted with a little touch of prune juice.
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