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Best Lactation Consultant in the GTA?

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Best Lactation Consultant in the GTA?

I've been using the Region of Peel clinics, but we aren't getting anywhere......
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I used these guys back 6 years ago and really liked then...i had a preemie and they were super helpful... they are in Brampton http://www.drbfc.net
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Jaysan19 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 3:29 pm
I would recommend Dr. Jack Newman. International Breastfeeding Centre https://ibconline.ca/
+1, after trying several clinics we tried them, my wife really wanted to breast feed. They were the best imo in terms of specific details, quality and quantity of education/technique. However, she was just unable to breast feed, in the end Dr Newman put her on domperidone, and it worked great in our case
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nataliya64605 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 3:46 pm
+1, after trying several clinics we tried them, my wife really wanted to breast feed. They were the best imo in terms of specific details, quality and quantity of education/technique. However, she was just unable to breast feed, in the end Dr Newman put her on domperidone, and it worked great in our case
Isn’t drinking Dom Perignon what got you expecting in the first place? :). (Just joking.)
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I wish I could remember her name but there was one in Brampton that worked out a a strip mall.
Helped my wife immensely.
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nataliya64605 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 3:46 pm
+1, after trying several clinics we tried them, my wife really wanted to breast feed. They were the best imo in terms of specific details, quality and quantity of education/technique. However, she was just unable to breast feed, in the end Dr Newman put her on domperidone, and it worked great in our case
what is domperidone and what did it do to solve your breastfeeding issues?
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wikipedia:
Lactation
The hormone prolactin stimulates lactation (production of breast milk). Dopamine, released by the hypothalamus stops the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland. Domperidone, by acting as an anti-dopaminergic agent, results in increased prolactin secretion, and thus promotes lactation (that is, it is a galactogogue). In some nations, including Australia, domperidone is used off-label, based on uncertain and anecdotal evidence of its usefulness, as a therapy for mothers who are having difficulty breastfeeding.[24][25] In the United States, domperidone is not approved for this or any other use.[26][27]

A study called the EMPOWER trial was designed to assess the effectiveness and safety of domperidone in assisting mothers of preterm babies to supply breast milk for their infants.[28] The study randomized 90 mothers of preterm babies to receive either domperidone 10 mg orally three times daily for 28 days (Group A) or placebo 10 mg orally three times daily for 14 days followed by domperidone 10 mg orally three times daily for 14 days (Group B). Mean milk volumes at the beginning of the intervention were similar between the 2 groups. After the first 14 days, 78% of mothers receiving domperidone (Group A) achieved a 50% increase in milk volume, while 58% of mothers receiving placebo (Group B) achieved a 50% increase in milk volume.[29]

To induce lactation, domperidone is used at a dosage of 10 to 20 mg 3 or 4 times per day by mouth.[30] Effects may be seen within 24 hours or may not been seen for 3 or 4 days.[30] The maximum effect occurs after 2 or 3 weeks of treatment, and the treatment period generally lasts for 3 to 8 weeks.[30] A 2012 review shows that no studies support prophylactic use of a galactagogue medication at any gestation including Domperidone
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bk2the6ix wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 7:57 pm
what is domperidone and what did it do to solve your breastfeeding issues?
It's a prescription drug to help with milk supply. Some folks claim more natural means like fenugreek or oatmeal will work.
In any case, a LC will probably assess many other things such as looking at the latch/position, frequency of feeds, if baby has tongue/lip tie etc. before concluding the issue is low supply.
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bk2the6ix wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 7:57 pm
what is domperidone and what did it do to solve your breastfeeding issues?
As others said, a drug that was prescribed to her, it helped increase milk supply, to the point where we just needed to top up my daughter with something like 30-60ml of formula per day, I think max was 90 ml as she approached 6 months
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Jaysan19 wrote: I would recommend Dr. Jack Newman. International Breastfeeding Centre https://ibconline.ca/
+1 as well. We had a lot of issues, and once one thing is resolved, other problems popped up. We ended up having 4-5 visits in the first 3-4 months to get it smooth sailing.

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