Medication to start breast milk production

Patient

Q: Is there any medican that can star the prodution of milk in the breast

Doctor

A:   Best signal to the brain for breast milk secretion is the baby’s suckling of the nipple. There may not be any medicine available to start milk production, however to increase the production domperidone or metoclopramide (to be taken under the guidance of your doctor), may be taken. Also a breast pump or manual stimulation of the nipple may also help with breast milk production.


 

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