How do I take domperidone and how do I stop it?
Domperidone has not been approved by any government for use to increase the milk supply. The availability of domperidone varies from country to country. It is available in some without a prescription; others require one. It is not sold in the United States. Several organizations recommend that if it is to be used, the amount should be no more than 30 milligrams a day because the risk of heart trouble increases at higher dosages. Our clinic usually starts with a one-week trial and recommends stopping if the milk supply does not increase significantly in that time. Mothers should stop using domperidone when it is no longer helping. To do this, they can stop taking if for a few days and monitor their milk supply; if it decreases, they can resume it. They should try to stop domperidone after the first month of use and at least every three months afterward. Mothers should also stop using domperidone if they have side-effects.