Domperidone is a pharmaceutical medication that can help increase milk production. In this interview, Frank Nice gives us the scoop on "dom". He tells us who might benefit from domperidone and who shouldn't take it. He tells us about common - and some not-so-common - side effects. We learn what dosage is recommended, and how to safely and effectively discontinue using domperidone when the time comes. And of course we discuss the big controversy around domperidone - why it is not currently FDA approved and where we are in the process of getting it approved.
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Not only is he a wealth of knowledge, Dr. Nice lives up to his name with a huge heart for mamas and babies. We are thrilled to add this amazing interview to our podcast stream. Find out more about Dr. Nice and his work at www.nicebreastfeeding.com
About Dr. Nice
Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for 40 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy. He retired from the US Public Health Service after 30 years of distinguished service. Dr. Nice practiced at the NIH and served as a Project Manager at the FDA. He recently retired after 43 years of government service and currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC (www.nicebreastfeeding.com).
Dr. Nice has published Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, 2nd Edition and The Galactogogue Recipe Book. Dr. Nice has also authored over four dozen peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, Over-the-Counter (OTC) products, and herbals during breastfeeding, in addition to articles and book chapters on the use of power, epilepsy, and work characteristics of health care professionals. He has organized and participated in over 50 medical missions to the country of Haiti. Dr. Nice continues to provide consultations, lectures, and presentations to the breastfeeding community and to serve the poor of Haiti.
We are proud to present a series of podcasts for parents Breastfeeding Outside the Box, where we aim to support the nourishing and nurturing of babies in exceptional families - families who historically have not received the help and support they need and deserve. Our exceptional families include adoptive, intended, and foster families; gender, sexual, and racial minorities; families with special needs babies; parents who have had breast surgery; mothers with IGT or low milk production for other reasons; exclusively pumping mothers; and more.
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