The last ten years has seen a growth in workplace lactation rooms - private rooms where nursing mothers can express breast milk to take home to feed their babies. This provides new moms with the opportunity to transition back to work without having to deny their infants the benefits of breast feeding. As part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress amended Section 4207 of t
A shocking 80 percent of hospitals are giving breastfeeding newborns unnecessary formula, a practice that makes it more difficult for new mothers and infants to learn how to breastfeed and how to continue when they go home. This is despite the well known fact that babies who are fed formula and stop breastfeeding
The website Low Milk Supply, an information and support site for breastfeeding mothers concerned about low milk production, contains a well-researched and informative article on the safety and availability of domperidone for breastfeeding.
The eHow Family page contains an informative article on the use of domperidone side effects to stimulate breast milk production in breastfeeding mothers. The article offers instructions on how to buy domperidone (you'll need a doctor's prescription), domperidone dosage, and possible domperidone side effects. The post also includes tips and warnings, and provides links to other valuable information
Prescription domperidone (also known by the brand name Motilium) is primarily used to ease digestive symptoms caused by slowed movement in the gastrointestinal tract (gastroparesis). Gastroparesis symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bloating, heartburn and a feeling of fullness.
From bezoars to "smart pills", the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) website contains a wealth of information about gastroparesis. The site includes sections on:
In Canada and many other countries, prescription domperidone is regularly used to increase lactation in breastfeeding women with a low milk supply as its side effects. Although there are no medications formally approved for breastfeeding in Canada, domperidone (also sold as name brand Motilum) is generally considered safe and effective.
Prescription Motilium (generic domperidone) is an antiemetic - a drug that is effective against nausea and vomiting. Antiemetics are often prescribed to offset the unpleasant side effects of other drugs, such as opiods (opium like drugs), the radiation used to fight cancer, and the dopamine agonists used to treat Parkinson's disease.
The FDA has yet to approve prescription domperidone, even though it is widely used around the world to treat gastrointestinal disorders and nausea and vomiting. Increasingly, domperidone is being used off label to increase lactation in breastfeeding mothers.
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Mother and writer Mary Jessica Hammes has written a comprehensive and well researched article on the use of domperidone for breastfeeding, and the domperidone FDA controversy. The post appears in baby gooroo, an online resource for parents of babies and young children.
Doula and breastfeeding advocate Christy Swift has written a number of helpful articles for nursing mothers who need to increase their breast milk supply. In one suite101.com article, Swift talks about increasing milk supply using herbal galactagogues (substances that promote lactation). Herbs that increase lactation include fenugreek, goat's rue, and shatavari. Lactogenic foods that stimulate milk production include fennel seed, barley grass, spirulina and oatmeal.