Monday, February 13, 2012

Leptaden

I just ordered a new medication for breastfeeding, Leptaden. A couple Moms in my IGT group have recently started taking it and saw a noticeable improvement, enough to convince me to try - especially since they have the same underlying cause that I do. I don't expect this to allow me to exclusively breastfeed, but any increase in supply would be such a blessing. I am still fighting for each ounce and each drop.

I should get it in about two weeks and will update my findings here!

UPDATE (June 2012)
I have stopped taking all herbs at this point, and wanted to share how Lep worked for me. I'll be honest, there wasn't this HUGE increase like I was secretly hoping for. However, I do think it helped. For one, I leaked a little after starting it (which had never happened before). I was able to make enough for 1 feed each day for a while, and I think the Lep really helped me reach that point. It felt like it was worth the fight to give him that one full feeding each day.

The other thing I noticed was that it counteracted the constant hunger the dom created. This was a HUGE benefit to me and I lost about 10 pounds without trying. It made me realize just how much the dom stimulated my appetite.

If we ever have a baby #2, I will definitely start taking Lep from the very beginning!

Did you take Leptaden? Let me know how it worked for you in the comments below...

8 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to hearing your results. My lactations consultants just recommended this.

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  2. Oh really? Everyone in my breastfeeding group is frustrated because we had to discover Leptaden on our own; all the LCs seem to recommend domperidone, which has the lovely weight gain side effects.

    I'm still waiting to get my Leptaden, I hope it comes soon...

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  3. Found your blog through a search for leptaden- did you have any success with it?

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    1. I just updated this post, Kim! Check again for details. I have been meaning to do this for a while, thanks for the push to do so :)

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    1. I bought it here: http://www.anythingindian.biz/store/leptaden-alarsin-tablets-lactation-100-tabs-bottle-pr-19362.html?utm_source=followup_autoresponder&utm_medium=marshall.rachel%40gmail.com&utm_term=Thank+you+for+your+order&utm_content=regular+link&utm_campaign=order_autoresponder

      So much cheaper than dom!

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  5. I had my second baby in june and my lactation was adequate. Sadly I had to undergo a surgery for breast abcess in both my breasts and did not nurse my son for 8 days while my breasts were heali g. Then I realised I wasnt lactating enough and my doc suggested lept after about 3 weeks, i did not have to look back. I still take it whenever my breasts feel light and deficient.

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