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Old Dec 6th, 2012, 16:44 PM   1591
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Congrats Sienna!!! I can't wait to see pics of little Damian! Wow, 5 hours of pushing. Was that because of the epidural?

Sarah, I wanted to show you this. I hope it works. It is a pdf file link that shows a study on domperidone and QT prolongation. I will copy the beginning:
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- Domperidone is a “hidden” neuroleptic mainly used for symptomatic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. It can prolong the QT interval, thus predisposing patients to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia such as torsades de pointes.

- A French study of 31 newborns and infants receiving domperidone showed statistically significant QTc prolongation.
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...ZxIWYXoEscjtpg

Now this is for the infant taking the medication not the BF mother. I just thought you might want to see it. I am trying to get in to a pediatrician and I will see what he says about it. I am torn.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 09:37 AM   1592
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CongratulationsSienna and welcome too wee Damien xxx

Sarah - I started with the herbals (fenugreek & fennel) and they did make some difference, but tbh not enough to keep me BF, and didn't stop the crash.

I think with domperidone there have been 2 types of studies:
Those on elderly and ill people taking it
Those on babies taking it for reflux

The literature that I've read has suggested that very little of the drug transfers to the BM, so the dosage is not going to be anywhere near the dose used in the studies.

For me it was worth it as BF is so important to me - and as soon as everything is working smoothly I can start reducing my dose and eventually stop taking it altogether... but you must weigh it up for yourself I guess xxx



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:16 PM   1593
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congrats sienna! cant wait to see pics, wow thats a long time pushing but bet he was worth it

care thanks for all that info. I think my problem is I dont have the time to pump every 3 hours ontop of everything else plus work. it doesnt seem much when you speak about it, but by the time Ive fed him, changed him, entertained him if he is awake, washed bottles, checked some emails etc it is time to do it all over again. unfortunately we both have to work right now as we have a lot of debt to pay off and if I dont the bills wont get paid.

I did try him back at the breast but it still hurts, I honestly think my skin is just too sensitive. so i need to stick with pumping and I have a doctors apt next week to ask about the medication. I will read the links you posted when I get time, its such a hard decision. Im very tempted to go on it though, as getting half or one ounce between both breasts everytime I pump is so depressing, which is probably why I dont pump that often. If I did pump every 3 hours I wonder if it would go up that much, probably not as I was pumping a lot before my gallbladder problems and the most I got was 2-3 oz.

like you said quality of life is so important, we have given our children a good amount of our milk (you more than me) and if it doesnt work out thats ok. its not like formula is that terrible, they get all the nutrients and vitamins they need to grow. i was a formula baby and like to think I turned out well!! I do know in my heart Ive given it a good go as best as I can with my breastfeeding pain, hospital visits and work, and so am ok with that. have you ever looked up jack newmans clinic? he is canadas breastfeeding guru and he thinks the studies on dom are not a cause for concern. I was considering going to the clinic for a consult, I think its $75 or something.

care are you doing all the vaccinations? as you and my hubby are so alike and we took cieran yesterday. my hubby reads so much alternative media that he was more convinced vaccines are worse for the body that the risk of illnesses. but I more want to go with the recommendations by health canada, as I would worry too much not vaccinating. the pediatrician was nice, she explained everything but said it was our choice. so we decided yes but to spread them out....hubby thinks its crazy to give a 2 month old 3 injections each with multiple strains inside. so we gave him the one, and we go back in a week for the 2nd injection and decided not to give the new rotovirus one as its new.

urch how are you doing? Ive also read that the amount of the med that goes into the milk is minimal. so if you stop does the supply stay the same?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:26 PM   1594
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ok I will post some of our pics from the shoot!



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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:29 PM   1595
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and some more, he was 3 weeks old, he is so much bigger now!!



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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:34 PM   1596
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heres some from this week

more photos from you all please! I know some of you have journals but I dont come on much so only come on this thread!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 09:48 AM   1597
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Oh dear I've been so behind and I'm sorry I didn't come on sooner to see you all are having such BF issues as well! I've had such a battle!

For the first 4 weeks I exclusively breastfed, but it was horrible. Baby would be at the breast for an hour and 15 min later would want back on. I had blisters and scabs and was constantly feeding for a month. During this time I had taken him to 3 different lactation consultants who all said his latch looked fine, eventhough my nipples were coming back looking squished. It was depressing when we found at his 4 week apptmt that he had hardly gained any weight, despite feeding around the clock and no sleep.

I started pumping and giving him bottles then. At first I was following the 8 times a day pump around the clock but was only getting a few ounces and had to supplement with formula. My pump was also killing my nipples so I decided to rent a hospital grade pump. When I went to size myself for the flange, the lactation consultant at this different hospital (now the 4th) took a look at bubs as well. She immediately noticed there must be a tongue tie issue - finally at 7 weeks I had my answer - bubs had a posterior tongue tie preventing him from sucking and he was chewing instead. He was able to get milk by chewing a bottle, but my nipple doesn't respond that way.

We just had his tongue tie corrected by a dentist yesterday and it was horrible to see my bubs bleed so much. I have hired a private lactation consultant to start coming this Friday to try and get us back to the breast now.

A note on pumping, I was getting exhausted with 8 pumps a day and dropped to 6 - 1:30, 5:30, 9:30, 1:30, 5:30, 9:30 - getting enough for baby this way and its less stressful. Although it sucks to still wake up twice at night when baby is only waking up once. I'm also taking domperidone for my supply.

If anyone is interested on the tongue tie issue, here's some literature:
http://thelogicallady.blogspot.ca/p/...formation.html

Hope everyone else is doing well! I've attached some pics from our newborn shoot at 9 days:



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 10:02 AM   1598
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Oh and here's a Christmas one!



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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 17:18 PM   1599
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Urch can't believe the med has helped your supply so much! I am only getting 4oz combined at each pump!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2012, 05:23 AM   1600
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Gosh Dis - sounds like you had the exact same problem as me, complete with pillocks telling you that the latch was fine and nobody bloody listening when you describe baby chomping away rather than sucking. It makes me angry how long they let us struggle

But the snip and Domperidone have pretty much sorted us out. My nips still can't quite take 3 feeds a day each side yet, so I express 2 feeds ... but 4 on the boobie is a lot better than we were doing

Sarah - when you come off DP you are supposed to wean yourself off it - I ran out last Monday waiting for my script to be ready. I went from 2am to 4pm without any and my supply dipped markedly - then took 3 days to gear back up again



 
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