Comparison of Efficacy of Domperidone and Placebo among Postnatal Women with Inadequate Breastmilk Production

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Nadia khan
Khalid Usman
Saima Akbar
Javeria Saleem
Mehwish Syed


Objectives: To compare the efficacy of domperidone and placebo among postnatal women with insufficient production of breast milks.

Methods: This Randomized controlled trial was conducted at Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, from January 2011 to July 2011 and comprised of women with inadequate breast milk production till 6th postnatal day who have delivered term babies. All participants were divided in two groups. One group was given Domperidone and another placebo. All were followed on 7th day for the efficacy of breast milk production.

Results: off the total 174 participants, 72.41% (n=63) in Domperidone group and 21.84% (n=19) in placebo group shows a significant breast milk production.

Conclusion: Comparison of the study reveals that domperidone is significantly higher effective than the placebo among postnatal women who present with inadequate production of breast milk.

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