Domperidone as a galactagogue: A case for approval?
School of Nursing and Midwifery
A common concern expressed by women to health professionals providing care during pregnancy and in the postnatal period is whether they will be able to produce enough breast milk to meet the nutritional requirements of their baby. This article will review the use of domperidone as a galactagogue to increase laction. Galactagogues are defined as substances, including drugs and foods, which promote lactation. This term encompasses therapies that have been clinically proven, alongside remedies which have limited current evidence to support the claims associated with them. Domperidone is an antiemetic drug that is gaining in popularity and use as a galactagogue.