Domperidone is an antiemetic (anti-sickness) medication. Domperidone (or name brand Motilium) is used to stop bouts of nausea and vomiting in adults and children, and to relieve stomach discomfort such as bloating, feeling "full", and regurgitation of stomach contents (reflux or heartburn) in adults.
The British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) has posted an article titled Domperidone - Keeping Abreast of the Controversies on their website. The article, written by Karen Wlock, B.Sc. (Pharm), is in response to frequent questions received by the Canadian organization about the use of prescription domperidone for breastfeeding.
Gastroparesis, the long and ugly word for what happens when the stomach doesn't digest food properly, doesn't necessarily condemn the sufferer to a life of lemon water and soda crackers. Sure, the slow emptying of your guts isn't to be taken lightly, as the accompanying nausea, heartburn and weight loss will confirm, but the good news is that with some minor but important lifestyle and dietary changes, gastroparesis can be managed effectively.
According to recent research, breastfeeding mothers protect their babies and themselves more aggressively than mothers who bottle-feed, or women without children. The study of 18 nursing mothers, 17 formula-feeding mothers and 20 non-mothers also found that aggression in breastfeeding moms is associated with reduced blood pressure.
Dr. Vincent Iannelli, a board certified pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, has written a post titled Breastfeeding Your Child Effectively: Domperidone to Increase Milk Production for About.com. The post begins:
According to Stephanie Brown, a former About.com Parenting Guide who focuses on babies and toddlers, studies have shown that after breastfeeding mothers consume garlic, their babies nurse longer and consume more milk.
The Experience Project website calls itself "the largest living collection of shared experiences", telling visitors, "This is your place to connect, explore and share the experiences that matter most to you." The site claims to share over 8 million life stories and experiences.
An antibody in breast milk both neutralizes the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and kills HIV-infected cells, according to a new study, but does not completely protect nursing babies from HIV transmission. However, current HIV vaccine candidates may be effective in enhancing the anti-HIV functions of breast feeding.
For those who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of gastroparesis, Professors A. Patrick and O. Epstein have published a 17-page review of the current literature on gastroparesis and gastroparesis treatment in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
A 27-year-old American woman with severe gastroparesis, Kirby, has created a website called livingwithgp.com in which she chronicles her struggle with the condition. On her home page, Kirby says: