Domperidone should be used as a last resort for mothers who have trouble making enough milk for their babies, after all other measures to increase supply have been attempted. Domperidone will not work unless the mother is moving her milk regularly and efficiently as necessary for good milk production, and will not make up for an inefficient or inadequate pump. That is why it is important to try all other mechanical milk production increasing measures before seeking out medication.
Domperidone is controversial because it is unavailable in the United States, except at Compounding Pharmacies (see saftey information below), but it can make a world of difference in the life of a breastfeeding mother and baby who have tried everything and just can't make enough milk. It can be obtained much less expensively at some online pharmacies, because it is an over-the-counter medication in most countries.
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So, your baby's doctor has prescribed Vitamin D supplements, but is it really necessary and which kind should you get?
Vitamin D supplements traditionally come in a syrup, and one dose is a syringe full of extra things your baby might not need and could actually cause gas and fussiness (like sugar)! They usually also contain Iron which, in supplement form, is hard for babies to digest, feeds the bad gut bacteria, and ends up causing uneccesary fussiness. Breastmilk contains all the iron most healthy babies need until they are 6 months old. (Source: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/)
Instead of the large dose, consider finding a Vitamin Supplement that contains a full dose (400IU) in one drop. Examples of these are Carlson's and BabyD. They take the mess and the additives out of the equation, they are easy to use, and the bottle lasts for 3 months to a year depending on the quantity.
However, if you don't want to give your baby Vitamin D directly, new research as of Sep...