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    Default Restavit and breastfeeding

    I have lots of issues that contribute to my low supply, such as previous breast reduction surgery and a CS, but one thing I didn't previously realise is that taking restavit in the third trimester may be a risk to your supply

    i had terrible MS in the first trimester and restavit / doxylamine helped me so much. In the last months, MS returned so I went back to half a tablet a night. It also helped with insomnia and kept me sane.

    I never felt I had any colostrum. No leaking, couldn't express. I thought something may have been damaged during my breast reduction. But later I could.

    i now realise restavit as an antihistamine can dry up milk supply. So I thought I'd put it out there.

    i will know better next time :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORgirl View Post
    I have lots of issues that contribute to my low supply, such as previous breast reduction surgery and a CS, but one thing I didn't previously realise is that taking restavit in the third trimester may be a risk to your supply

    i had terrible MS in the first trimester and restavit / doxylamine helped me so much. In the last months, MS returned so I went back to half a tablet a night. It also helped with insomnia and kept me sane.

    I never felt I had any colostrum. No leaking, couldn't express. I thought something may have been damaged during my breast reduction. But later I could.

    i now realise restavit as an antihistamine can dry up milk supply. So I thought I'd put it out there.

    i will know better next time :/
    I hadn't even thought about that!!! I'm using an antihistamine atm, nice and early in the pregnancy. Will chat to the ob about it affecting milk supply since I too need to do everything I can to encourage supply post reduction 3 years ago

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    Not every woman leaks colostrum or can express during their pregnancy so don’t automatically assume it’s the medication. I used it throughout my pregnancy to sleep between night shifts and I never had any issues expressing colostrum antenatally. I never leaked though. While I agree any medication should be used under guidance during pregnancy, doxylamine is a category A drug in pregnancy. If you have concerns then best speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the best medication for you to use.

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