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Physical Methods | Medicinal Methods (Galactagogues)

Prescription Galactagogues to Increase Milk Production

There are no prescription drugs designed specifically to increase milk supply, however some are known for their side effect of galactorrhea (excessive or spontaneous milk flow). Your doctor or lactation consultant should be able to prescribe these for you, however, many doctors are unaware of their use for breastfeeding mothers. The two listed below (domperidone and metoclopramide) are normally used for stomach problems and have even been prescribed for infants suffering from reflux. Although they are considered safe for use by breastfeeding women, as always, do your own research and make your own decision about using any prescription drugs for you and your baby.


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