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Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Hi ladies!

My husband and I are working with an agency to adopt a newborn domestically. I have induced lactation in order to breastfeed our baby, and so far it's going quite well. I started pumping and taking domperidone about a week ago, and I'm already getting drops of breast milk.

I have a question though. The domperidone makes me feel drowsy. It's getting better, but still frustrating at times. And I'm only taking 10mg three times a day! I'd like to take the full 80mg per day if possible. Has anyone else experienced this? Please tell me it gets better over time!



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Old 10-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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I didnt notice any side effects at all and i was taking the max dose. Of course i had a newborn at the time so i was drowsy anyway lol! Im sure it will get better mama. Congrats on the adoption and way to go for inducing lactation!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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I'm on dom too to help lactate for our son we adopted almost 4 months ago. It does make me feel a little drowsy and gives me a headache, but it's the only way I make enough milk to not have to supplement so I've just been dealing with it for now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Domperidone

I don't know anything about the medicine, but I know that lactation itself can make you drowsy. Your body producing milk takes a lot of energy! Congratulations and I hope it all works out.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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Congrats mama! We're fostering a newborn squish, wish we could bf this one
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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I don't remember having any side effects and I was on it for over a year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #7
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Re: Domperidone

I haven't taken it yet (planning on it) but I know a lot of women who have and no one had side effects other then a little loss in sex-drive. Making milk can cause you to be tired tho, its a lot of work! And nursing/pumping always made me tired because of the hormones, so it might just be the change in your body!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #8
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Re: Domperidone

I took domperidone for six months (160mg/day - 4 tablets 4 times a day.) I don't remember it making me sleepy, though I was tired at the beginning from being up with the baby. What I did find was that it made me hungry. It speeds up the digestive system, so I would eat a meal and within 2 hours my stomach would be empty and I'd be ravenous. I know nursing can make you hungry, but I never produced enough milk to make me hungry (I was taking it for low supply, not an adoption) so I'm pretty sure it was the domperidone.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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I took Domperidone (10mg 4x/day) for a year after having our DS at 32 weeks. I have under supply even if I do everything right from a pumping perspective, so the Domperidone was a must! I don't remember it making me sleepy, though. Awesome what you are doing to induce lactation! Breast milk is going to be such an amazing gift for your child!
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