How long does Domperidone take to work?

by Misa

I would like to ask you for how long should I stay on Domperidone to start working.

I am using 6 weeks with no effect I have started with 3x3, then 4x3 an no effect I have low supply from my son was born and have to supplement from 3 weeks.

He has good latch I use the Medela supplementing kit I breastfeed every 1-2 hours. Should I keep using Domperidone if there is no effect on my milk supply???

Thanks a lot I appreciate your help

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Feb 20, 2014
You Are Doing Amazing
by: Anonymous

Hello Misa

I was in the exact same situation as you. I had low supply and my son was just losing weight when I purely breastfed, so I also used the Medela SNS.

I have read that the medicine works for 3 out of 4 people, but unfortunately I was not one of them either.

But once I started taking it, I was afraid to stop because I worried my milk supply would drop further.

I don't have an exact medical answer to your question as I don't know how long it should take to take effect, so hopefully someone else can answer you.

But I just wanted to reply to say that you are doing absolutely amazing as it takes so much more effort than a woman who can just breastfeed naturally.

I stopped breastfeeding at 3 months because I wasn't expecting things to go wrong and it was all to emotional for me.

But you are an inspiration. I am struggling to conceive number 2, but when I do, I am prepared and going to stick at breastfeeding even if it is with the Medela SNS assistance.

Thanks for your inspiration.

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