Medications to increase milk production

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Medications to increase milk production

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Somebody I've heard that there are certain medication that they can take which will increase milk supply. The medication in United States which is FDA approved is called Reglin. And Reglin is used for heartburn and stomach upset. As a side effect, Reglin will decrease the dopamine levels which increases the prolactin levels. The concern with Reglin is that it crosses the blood brain barrier and it can cause depression in Mom's, which is not a good thing. There's another drug called Domperidone, I know it sounds like a champagne. the generic name is Motilium, and this medication is not FDA approved. However, if the physician is willing to write for it in the united States, you can get the medication made up for you through a compounding Pharmacy. If you can't find a doctor whose willing to write for Domperidone. If you go on line, there are websites that will send it to you because Domperidone is used pretty much around the world as in over-the-counter medication. Domperidone does not cross the blood brain barrier, it does not cause depression but it often increases milk supply which is good news to Mom's.

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Wendy Haldeman, MN, RN, IBCLC is a co-founder of the Pump Station and Nurtury. She received both her nursing and lactation education at UCLA, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and a certified Happiest Baby on the Block instructor. She lectures frequently on human lactation at medical and nursing schools and has been identified by publications, such as Fit Pregnancy, as an expert in her field. Wendy facilitates the New Mother Support groups, and teaches the prenatal Breastfeeding and Baby Care Classes at The Pump Station. She and her husband Tim are proud of their two grown daughters and their 15 month old granddaughter.

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