Effectiveness of Domperidone to Increase Breastmilk Supply in Mothers With Low Supply

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Unable to recruit participants)
First Posted : January 31, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2007
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
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McMaster University

January 27, 2006
January 31, 2006
October 15, 2007
September 2006
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  • success of continuing breastfeeding
  • amount of supplementation used
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  • concentration of domperidone in milk
  • concentration of domperidone and prolactin in milk
  • maternal satisfaction
  • protocol adherence and barriers
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Effectiveness of Domperidone to Increase Breastmilk Supply in Mothers With Low Supply
Assessing the Feasibility of Testing Domperidone's Effect on Breastfeeding in Women With Insufficient Breast Milk: An RCT Pilot Study
This study is testing if a medication called domperidone will help women produce more milk so that they can keep breastfeeding and not use formula. The study is also testing what dose of domperidone works best to increase breast milk production.

Breastfeeding alone, until an infant is 6 months of age, is the best form of infant nutrition. There are many ways to help women breastfeed when they are having difficulties with the process, mostly involving support from a lactation consultant. However, some women, despite all appropriate non-medical interventions and support do not produce sufficient breast milk to meet the nutritional needs of their infant.

This is a feasibility study to determine how domperidone affects breast milk production in women with insufficient milk supply feeding term infants. This project will serve to refine and advance the design of a subsequent full-scale clinical trial.

The goal of this study is to: a) refine the intervention strategy (drug dosage), b) to define the target population and ensure adequate enrollment, c) assess protocol adherence and subject retention, and d) collect preliminary data to establish measures of clinical efficacy.

Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Insufficient Breastmilk Production
Drug: domperidone
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Inclusion Criteria:


  • healthy women
  • inadequate milk supply
  • read/speak English


  • healthy term infants (≥ 38 weeks gestational age)
  • age ≥ 2wks and ≤3mths
  • surpassed birth weight

Exclusion Criteria:


  • cardiac anomalies
  • breast or endocrine abnormalities (i.e. breast CA, pituitary adenomas)
  • medications contraindicated with domperidone use
  • drug or alcohol use
  • use of hormonal contraception


  • physical anomalies making breastfeeding difficult (i.e. cleft palate)
  • cardiac anomalies
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
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Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
Principal Investigator: Katalin Ivanyi, MD McMaster University
McMaster University
October 2007

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