I've been "out of the loop" for almost 3 years, but I remember some of the mothers of our preemies being prescribed Reglan (Metoclopramide)
by their OB-GYN doctors to help increase their milk supply. Sometimes it worked.
I searched the internet a bit and found a mention of a new drug I'm not familiar with called Motilium (Domperidone)
which is approved for use as an anti-emetic (it's a dopaminergic blocking agent) that has been mentioned as being helpful in assisting mothers to increase their milk supply.
Check out these links:
I noticed both of the articles on the drug were written by Jack Newman, MD... one dated 2000, the other dated 2003.
One of the links mentions some herbs that can be helpful. We sometimes had OB-GYNs who were reluctant to prescribe medications to moms for increasing their milk supply, even though they had tried everything
first. (We considered those OBs as old dinosaurs living and practicing medicine from the dark ages...LOL). I've known some women for whom the herb fernugreek worked quite well.
I hope someone else will answer your post because I'd love
to know about any new drugs which can be helpful in this situation. Of course we know how important it is to try all the other non-pharmaceutical ways to increase milk supply first
... Some moms wanted to take a pill first instead doing all the other time consuming hard work that comes with implementing the non-pharmaceutical interventions. Sometimes it's difficult for them to do the work involved to overcome their depression and/or anxiety of having a preemie in the hospital, their lack of sleep, having to return to work, taking care of their other children, yada yada... I don't blame them a bit!
Thanks for sharing your insight!
Looking forward to hearing from other posters on this subject!