My baby is now 6 weeks old and we discovered my low milk supply at 1 week so I've been pumping for 5 weeks now. I started domperidone at about 2 weeks. Luckily, I have a doctor who is bf'ing-friendly and not afraid to prescribe domperidone. I haven't seen much of an increase since I started the domperidone.
At first, I was pumping about 1oz per session. It finally crept up to about 2, 2.5, or one time 3 last week. Now, for about a week, it's been back down to 1oz or 1.5 at the most. I don't know what I'm doing differently except sometimes I'll sleep for 4.5 or 5 hours at night (I was EXHAUSTED, even with my one 4-hour stretch at night that the LC recommended). The only other thing is that I'm pumping 20 minutes now as opposed to the 35-40 I was doing before. The LC was suprised I was pumping that long because I also have thrush and staph so pumping was extremely painful. She said the goal is really to pump for about 20 minutes every three hours.
I've tried pumping every 2-2.5 hours for the last 36 hours of so. Still getting just an oz most of the time. I'm on Motherlove Special Blend, I eat oatmeal, I drink tons of water, hand express after pumping, nurse occassionally to let the baby stimulate me and I'm on the highest dose of domperidone and have been for about 2 weeks.
The only thing left to try is Reglan. Has anyone not had any increase on domperidone but on Reglan? I am so frustrated that I'm going backwards. My LC says by 7-8 weeks, your milk supply peaks and then I'll know how to move forward. I am so sad that I thought it was going up and now it's not. I feel like I only have 2 weeks to see what my body will do and it's not looking good. My son eats about 24 oz a day and I was producing about 12 but now I'm back in the 6-9 oz range.