Monday, October 31, 2011
Just a precaution for ladies that have issues with breast milk.
I am one of the people that ate all the kind of galactagogue foods and do everything within my power, but still have little breastmilks. Daku dah makan lobak putih, jantung pisang, pegaga, hati, paru, berurut...pendek kata segala2 yg mampu lah. But still sikit saja susu yg ada.
Last effort, went to doctors and beg for something. At first, the doctor gave Domperidone. Second case, another doctor gave Metoclopramide. Both are actually ubat muntah, but the side effect is that it also can increase breastmilk.
My caution is on Metoclopramide since it can cause depression.
How to detect depression? When you are :
1) Always tired.
2) Do not want to wake up in the morning.
3) Feeling that everything is lost.
4) Feeling that you won't miss anything if you die.
The last one is the indicator that you are sinking deeper into depression.
For mama's that are taking Metoclopramide, it could be dangerous. Baby blues are more common than people might think, and taking Metoclopramide can sink women with a bit of depression into deeper blues. Stop taking it immediately and consult with your doctor.
It would take some time before the medication is flushed out of your system. In the meantime, eat a lot of chocolate. :) I am not kidding.
Also, ask for help from your network and interact more with your baby. Kalau Islam, baca Quran dan selawat selalu. All is not lost, a lot of people out there do understand your problem and they can help you.
Hope, this information on the Domperidone and Metoclopramide helps you.
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.