Hello, me again! I popped into this thread a while back with a few questions, and now I'm back.
To save you from having to go back and find my first post, to summarize my BFing journeys:
Flat/inverted nipples lead to poor latch, need nipple shield to even get baby on (even with help from the LC). AF comes back at 3 months PP, at which point supply starts dropping. Without outside assistance I'm dried up at 4-6 months PP. Have tried just about everything - pumping, fenugreek, blessed thistle, brewer's yeast, more milk tea, oatmeal, increased fluids, increased calories, etc. Was even on Reglan last time around and it only bought me two more months and the fatigue was terrible. OB/pedi/LC all think it's my wacky hormones - basically my baby making hormones seem to overrule my baby feeding ones.
Sigh. So baby is now 2.5 weeks old and I'm basically a ticking time bomb.
I found a place online where I can order the domperidone relatively inexpensively and without a prescription and I ordered 100 tabs. Just waiting on it to get here, hopefully by the end of the month. Before I ordered it I didn't realize how much you had to take - I saw on Kellymom that it was 90 mg a day? That would be 9 pills, so obviously my little stash won't last long. But I was wondering if y'all could help me out with the dosing - do I start out immediately on the 90 mg or do I work up to it? I know with the Reglan my doctor had me work up to the full dose and then attempt to wean back down until we found what my maintenance dose was (I pretty much had to take the full dosing for it to have any affect, and after 2 months that quit working). Is Dom similar? Should I start it as soon as it comes in, proactively, or wait until AF comes back and I get the big dip? How soon will I know if it's working or not (the site takes up to 3 weeks to deliver, so if it works I'll need to know when to order more, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on pills if they aren't going to work)? If I start it am I pretty much doomed to taking pills every day for the rest of our BFing career?