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Lactation failure drugs

Category: Medicines

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

Lactation failure or deficiency, also known as agalactia or agalactorrhea, as well as hypogalactia or hypogalactorrhea, is a medical condition in which lactation is insufficient or fails completely due to an inadequacy of breast milk production and/or a failure of the milk let-down reflex in response to suckling following childbirth, resulting in an inability to properly breastfeed.

It has a number of causes, all external to the body.  We have found, for example, that the causes include  toxins such as the endocrine disruptors found in food and household products, parasites like the one we often get from cats [and dogs], such as tapeworms, it may be viruses, or bacterial infection. It can be nutritional deficiency - not enough minerals, vitamins or amino acids.  It can be disruption from phytochemicals, where the person is not eating a sensible or balanced diet, but is relying on a fad diet full of soy milk, muesli and flax seeds!

It is very often drugs - both illegal and legal.

In the section on Lactation failure, we have recommended that you try to find the cause and address this.  

In June 2016, eHealthme ceased to provide the information on which all the data in this section is based.  On querying my friends in the USA, it would seem that many of the sites that provided similar information, have done the same.  The links we provided to eHealthme also no longer work as this data too has been removed. 

As to why all these sites have removed exceptionally important information, my USA helpers said that more and more people are questioning what they are being given – and demanding to know WHY the CAUSE of their illness has not been investigated.  It appears that there has been a very heartening increase in the numbers of people who want to be healed – have the cause tackled and not the symptoms.  And this is ‘not popular’ with the conventional medical community, who cannot make money from well people.

The statistics collected from eHealthme remain valid for the date they were collected.  As such we have left this section as it is – an historical record.  Please read this section therefore only as an historical record of the figures that were applicable on the date specified.

Pharmaceutical answer to lactation failure

 

The name of the class of drugs devised by the pharmaceutical industry to ‘treat’  lactation failure is a galactogogue.  

This general name covers a number of different types of already existing pharmaceuticals. 

In a solution we were barely able to believe when we researched this area, the medical fraternity prescribe anti-psychotics to women who are having trouble with milk production. 

Apart from the truly terrible side-effects this class of drug can produce, the message given out is despicable.  You cannot produce milk, therefore you must be mentally ill – seriously mentally ill.

The objective of this review is to analyze to the literature relating to the principal drugs used as galactogogues (metoclopramide, domperidone, chlorpromazine, sulpiride, oxytocin, growth hormone, thyrotrophin releasing hormone, medroxyprogesterone). Have been also analyzed galactogogues based on herbs and other natural substances PMID:  20816003

 

 

Metoclopramide

is a medication used mostly for “nausea and vomiting, GERD and migraine”.  According to the website eHealthme which uses the Adverse Drug reports from doctors submitted to the FDA and SEDA, just in the USA

  • On Sep, 25, 2015: 37,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoclopramide. Among them, 627 people (1.68%) have Death

 

Domperidone

 there are no figures on eHealthme because this is not a drug sold in the USA.  Here, however, is a statement from the FDA

FDA warn healthcare professionals and breastfeeding women not to use an unapproved drug, domperidone, to increase milk production (lactation). The agency is concerned with the potential public health risks associated with domperidone. FDA took these actions because it has become aware that some women are purchasing this drug from compounding pharmacies and from foreign sources. Although domperidone is approved in several countries outside the U.S. to treat certain gastric disorders, it is not approved in any country, including the U.S., for enhancing breast milk production in lactating women and is also not approved in the U.S. for any indication

 

Chlorpromazine (CPZ)

— marketed as Thorazine among others — is a typical anti-psychotic.  It is normally used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression, and severe behavioral problems.  According to eHealthme

  • On Sep, 2, 2015: 2,428 people reported to have side effects when taking Thorazine. Among them, 63 people (2.59%) have Death

Sulpiride

- (brand names Dogmatil (HK, SG, PH), Dolmatil (IE, UK), Eglonyl (RU, ZA), Espiride (ZA), Modal (IL), Prometar (UY), Sulpor (UK) and others) is an atypical antipsychotic drug used mainly in the treatment of psychosis associated with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.  As you can see it is not approved in the USA for anything.

Domperidone crosses the blood brain barrier and into the breast milk to a lesser extent than metoclopramide, slightly decreasing the risk of toxicity to both mother and infant ….. Traditional antipsychotics, sulpiride and chlorpromazine, have been evaluated, but adverse events limit their use. PMID:  12192964

Medroxyprogesterone

is a progestin (a form of progesterone), a female hormone that helps regulate ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and menstrual periods. According to eHealthme, in the US alone:

  • On Sep, 20, 2015: 9,736 people reported to have side effects when taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate. Among them, 12 people (0.12%) have Death.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone  

- also known as thyrotropin, TSH, or hTSH for human TSH,  is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4), and then triiodothyronine (T3) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body.

  • On Sep, 10, 2015: 89,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 1,186 people (1.33%) have Death.

Cabergoline

(brand names Caberlin, Dostinex and Cabaser), is an ergot derivative, and has also been used and I quote " as a first-line agent in the management of prolactinomas due to higher affinity for D2 receptor sites, less severe side effects, and more convenient dosing schedule"

The deaths are shown in the observation.

 

 

May they all rest in peace.

 

References and further reading

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Mar 14;3:CD005544. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005544.pub2.  Medications for increasing milk supply in mothers expressing breastmilk for their preterm hospitalised infants.  Donovan TJ1, Buchanan K.  1Division of Neonatology, Royal Brisbane andWomen’s Hospital, Bowen Bridge Road, Herston,Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. tim_donovan@health.qld.gov.au.

BACKGROUND:   Breastmilk remains the optimal form of enteral nutrition for term and preterm infants until up to six months postnatal age. …. In preterm infants, donor breastmilk reduced the occurrence of necrotising enterocolitis, when compared with formula feeds …. case-control studies have suggested that breastmilk is associated with an improvement in feeding tolerance, a reduction in significant gastrointestinal infective events (Beeby 1992) and a reduction in late-onset sepsis (Schanler 1999) when compared with formula feeds in preterm hospitalised infants.

AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: …...Currently, no studies support prophylactic use of a galactagogue medication at any gestation. …... Further trials should examine larger groups of preterm mothers and consider breastfeeding outcomes over a longer period.  PMID:  22419310

 

All the paintings on this page are by Joe Sorren.  Given our findings, we could not bring ourselves to put photos of actual people in this section, and Joe's paintings are a small ray of hope in this bleak picture.

 

Observations

The hallucinations these drugs cause is to be found in the observations.  We could not bring ourselves to add them up. 

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