A week ago, I decided it was time to reduce the domperidone dose. The extra weight is starting to make me really grumpy, and I thought it was worth a try. I dropped one pill a day, from 12 to 11, starting on Saturday. On Friday I pumped 460mls, on Saturday 400, on Sunday 325. Hmm. Who knew that dropping one pill would make such a difference? There may also be a Pob effect going on as she can now empty a breast pretty effectively in about 15 minutes, so perhaps she's taking more out. Odd how that coincided so precisely with the drop in dose. I'm going to drop another pill soon, so we'll see.
The real unhappiness in the boobs, however, is that I keep getting shooting pains in my right boob after feeding or pumping. It really hurts quite a bit. In addition, there are three little bumpy nodules on the nipple which don't want to go away. I have no idea what they are. One looked dark for a while so I wondered if it was a blood blister, but it has now lightened to about the same colour as the rest of the breast tissue. Pob has started fussing on that breast, so I'm wondering if these are blocking the milk flow in some way. When I hand express, I often get a real squirt from that breast, but it comes from in between these little nodules. Any clues? Is the sharp pain thrush?
I know I should go to the doc, but honestly I don't think my GP has any clue at all about breasts so I'm not sure how much help it would be. And I'm not calling out one of those unhelpful lactation consultants again. So for now I am grinning and bearing it.