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    Default Reglan

    Hello mommies...i am excusively pumping my newborn because he is a very strong sucker and when i tried breastfeeding in the hospital it hurt...anyways i was pumping every two hours and was pumping enough the first week or so but then he started to eat more and i wasnt pumping enough so i started to supplement which i hate doing but he needed to eat.. i have had a couple of busy days these last few days and only pumped three times a day and my supply went down alot...my doc prescribed me reglan and i wanted to know how well it worked and how much it boosted your supply...my little one is now eating 3 to 4 oz every 2-3 hours now and i want to make sure the reglan is gonna give boost me enough so that i dont have to supplement anymore.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    NE PA

    Default Re: Reglan

    the reglan should increase your supply but there are other things that can help too. How often are you pumping now? suppliments are not going to help much if you can't pump frequently. Are you interested in getting your LO back to the breast? that will probably be the easiest thing to do in the long run. These links have some more info.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Reglan

    with rcsmom. Supplements are helpful, but the fact is that they can't help nearly as much as pumping frequently with a high-quality pump, or nursing (provided the baby is nursing well). This isn't to say don't use the Reglan- but don't expect it to make up the shortfall on its own. You've got to do the work with the pump. And I hate to say it because I KNOW how much work exclusive pumping is (I did it for a while when my first daughter was a newborn), but pumping 3 times a day is not going to get the job done. If you want to be successful at pumping 100% of your baby's needs, you need to figure out how to maintain your pumping schedule even when you run into a very busy day.

    You can do this, Mama! Get in there with the pump and pump, pump, pump! Or nurse. It's so much easier in the long run than pumping is. Can you see a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC?

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