Alli - posted on 02/26/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )
I'm waiting on a prescription of Domperidone (brand name Motilium) for chronic low milk. I worked with my lactation consultant for months & she wouldn't have recommended it if we hadn't tried everything else. We were getting to the point of even trying a feeding tube taped to my breast to stimulate production while he still got supplementary formula. I've taken all the herbs, done all the tricks, drank my weight in water, etc.
BUT my question is if anyone has tried it, even if you're an adoptive mother who has tried it to produce milk. Did it work for you?
Also, if you've tried everything & have talked to a lactation consultant with no results, ask about domperidone. First ask about Reglan, but I can't take Reglan because I have a history of seizures & anxiety. It has to be compounded in the US (it doesn't come in pill-form here) or it can be ordered online from Canada with a prescription. Compounding pharmacies can be found across the US & of course you need a prescription. Compounding can be very expensive, so I do suggest ordering outside of the US with a prescription. I do NOT advise anything your state considers illegal, just so you know!