Anyone Used Domperidone (Motilium) to up Their Milk Supply?

Updated on January 22, 2010
A.G. asks from Austin, TX
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Hey lovely ladies,
I have been battling low milk supply and exhausted all other resources and am now trying domperidone. I got it yesterday and started it right away. I'm taking 3 pills at 10 mg each, 3 times per day. I read all about it on Dr. Jack Newman's site and I'm following his advice. I had a couple questions to those of you who have used it:
1) I ordered it online without an rx (no one yell at me please, I calculated the risk already). Did anyone else get blister packs that said "Motilium-M" rather than just plain "Motilium"? If so, did it work for you?
2) When did you stop/wean from the medicine?
3) Did it work for you at all and if so, how long did it take?

Thanks in advance!

Edited to add: I saw my ob-gyn today who approved the domperidone but said that she wished she could prescribe it for me.

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answers from Austin on

1) I also experienced decreased milk supply and was absolutely determined to breastfeed for the first 12 months. I actually did the ordering without a rx, too. Got Domperidon from someplace far, far away... Mine aren't blister packs, tho. Mine are just packages and are the regular Dom, under name Moridon. That may be the M your'e seeing on yours.

They've worked really well and I've used them with both of my babies (still nursing #2 at 8 months old now).

2) With 1st child - I simply stopped taking the pills once she was 12-months old. There didn't seem to be any side effects from stopping cold turkey. I still nursed her at night for a few months because that was our quiet/bonding time. My milk supply got pretty low, but made weaning that much easier since she wasn't really getting much from me.

3) Each time I've started using the pills (10mg pills, 3 pills at a time, 3x each day) I noticed dramatic results within about 2 days (or faster).

Hope this helps. If you're interested, we can compare our online resources/prices.

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answers from Houston on

Hi A.,
I am so sorry that you are being judged so harshly. (Selfish for wanting to want to breastfeed?? PLEASE....)

Yes, I took domperidone with two out of four of my babies. This was before it was even avail. here in the US. I had to have an MD with dual prescribing priveleges order it from Canada. I also drank Mother's Milk tea... The medication does help. It is also perfectly safe and there is a WEALTH of information about it's safety. Good luck and I commend you for sticking with the breastfeeding.

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answers from Waco on

I didn't end up taking the medication, but did try fenugreek and blessed thistle combination for a while. I basically got tired of taking so many pills and just let my daughter get what she could and she did until she was 19 months old! The reason I didn't try the medicine was the fact that one of the major side effects is depression. When I was talking to both a lactation specialist and me Dr. I was given the option to get it online without an rx so I think you did just fine!


answers from Birmingham on


I never tried that medicine, but I did try Fenugreek and the only side effect it had was it made your pee and sweat smell like maple syrup. My husband loved he said I always smelled like pancakes. But it worked wonders for me! I was only producing MAYBE 2oz after like 4-5 hours and then I started making like 6oz every 2-3 hours. You can buy it at any GNC store it's not that expensive and you take 3 pills 3 times a day. My baby did fine he never had any side effects and I took it for like a month or two and then my milk production stayed up until I quit. I hope this helps! Good luck with your little one.



answers from Houston on

Does your doctor and /or pediatrician know about this? Seems a bit of a risk to take a drug purchased online just to satisfy your (selfish?)desire of breast feeding a little longer. Hope it all works out.



answers from Houston on

You ordered a drug without a doctor's rx and you don't want anyone to yell at you? You calculated the risk but this is crazy. You need to talk to the doctor before you expose yourself and child to this drug. Breastfeeding is important but not that important. What is important is your health and the health of your child. Please rethink this decision.

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