(Closed) ways to increase milk supply?? (hypothyroid/ low supply)

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Helper bee
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@stephanie63087:  

 

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@LuluH:

 

Domperidone is not FDA approved.  It changes the electrical signals in cardiac muscles and puts you at risk for tosades de pointes, which is an arrhythmia that will kill you if you are not shocked with a defibrillator within seconds.  It is also transferred to baby in breastmilk and they are more sensitive to QT prolonging drugs, so you would be risking baby’s life as well.  I don’t know if it will help your milk supply, OP, but it’s certainly not worth risking death or permanent disability for you or your baby!

 

 

 

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Blushing bee
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Aussie bee here, i had low milk supply issues too (my body just couldn’t produce enough, and my doctor and i tried everything!) The only thing that worked for me was motilium. My doctor prescribed it to me and it is completely safe to use while BFing :), australia has very strict regulations when it comes to drugs. My daughter is now a smart, cheeky, happy and thriving toddler of 18 months :), it did not affect her at all.

 

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@Junip3r:  really? ok well why would a leading OB/Pead prescribe it to me and use it herself for her own three babies then :/

confused on that one now.

It is listed on the australian PBS and has been approved hear. maybe im thinking of a different drug then with the same name

 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
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@Junip3r:  ah yes. just had a look at the pack. the acutal drug is called motiluim! its fantastic, and my daughter is not affected at all… if anything, she is very advanced for a baby her age! She was born prem and still does everything she is supposed to months before her corrected due date 🙂

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Helper bee
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@wifey2be:  Because your OB is not a Cardiologist and, I think, this is a fairly recent concern?  Or maybe Austraila is just a dangerous drug free-for-all.  Lol.  I have no idea, but apparently they only just took it off the market in Europe.  

Also, Motilium is form of Domperidone and the same effects have  been reported with its use.  I’m glad that your baby is doing well, but unless you’ve taken her in to the hospital for serial ECG’s before and after you started the drug, you won’t notice any symptoms from the Motilium use until after she has a fatal arrhythmia or cardiac arrest.

I would not be risking SIDS for the sake of not having to supplement my milk supply and would never recommend this drug to another bee.

There is a lot of info on the web about QT interval prolonging drugs, but here are a few links for you to have a look at:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20652862

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780493

http://www.skepticalob.com/2013/03/dying-to-breastfeed.html

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been struggling to keep up with my LO’s demand since I’ve gone back to work. I talked to a lactation consultant and the pediatrician’s office and here is what I was told:

Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle can be taken together

Mother’s milk tea

Lactation cookies (recommended to me on another board)

Power pumping at night-about an hour after the last feed you pump 5 min on 5 min off for about 30 minutes.

I’ve been drinking tons of water and pumping every 2 hours at work (versus 3) and I’m managing to just keep up. I’ve ordered the fenugreek and blessed thistle so I’ll be starting those this week. Good luck!

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Helper bee
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@Junip3r:  australia is no more of a dangeous free for all than your country. I fail to see how making such outrageous comments is helping the situation. all I was doing was suggesting what my doctor did to help my milk come back… and it worked, as it has for many women i know including mothers of tiny premature babies as young as 23 weeks gestation and they are all doing great! 

Austrlia for your information is very conservitive and cautious about what drugs are/are not allowed to be prescribed. So please before you make rude assumptions, think about whether they might be insulting the person you are talking to. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
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The more you nurse the more milk you will have. Let baby sleep with you and nurse at night. Get a lot of rest and drink lots of liquids. If you have La Lache League in your area lucky you. Contact them. They will be a big help. 

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Busy bee
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@Junip3r:  This advice was actually given to my friend by her Doctor.  And I am pretty sure her Dr. was trying not to kill her.  I am sure things change, but it worked great for her. To each their own.

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Blushing bee

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peacockrosebride:  found your post on Domperidone’s success. How much was your increase? What dosagen were you on? Trying to decide if I want to take it to increase my pathetic milk supply and finally be able to feed my baby. thanks!

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Blushing bee

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stephanie63087:  hey! Did you end up trying Domperidone? did it work for you? 

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