How long can you safely take Reglan and has anyone out there had diminished milk supply when they stopped taking it?
Also, has anyone heard of a connection between low amniotic fluid during pregnancy and low milk supply?
Here is my situation...As a first time mom, I was convinced my milk supply was low (LO was gaining 1/2 oz a day). I had already been talked into supplementing at the hospital which didn't help. After all the pumping tricks and fenugreek (which helped a little), I tried Reglan.
The Reglan worked. I began feeling let downs, squirting milk and my LO was feeding less often and more effeciently. 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. He was also painfully fussy one day so when we brought him to the ped, she recommended getting off the Reglan. I weaned too quickly cutting back to half a pill (5mg) in just a few days. My supply sufferred and definitely seemed to be worse than before. I am now back up to 10 mg, with a so-so milk supply. I am fearing the side effects if I go back on 30 mg but also fearing the loss of ability to breast feed if I stop the Reglan. Oh, by the way, my LO is 3 months old. Any ideas why I am having this problem? Any help would be appreciated.