Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V06130415
Pharmaceutical treatment of lactation deficiency lacks evidence
In this review we have looked at the evidence for the pharmacological treatment of lactation deficiency. Five RCTs (n = 166) of metoclopramide found no effect on lactation and two RCTs (n = 26) of older date and lesser quality found significant effect. One RCT (n = 51) of syntocinon found no effect on lactation and two older RCTs (n = 60) of lesser quality found significant effect. Three RCTs (n = 105) found significant effect of domperidone on lactation. Education on breastfeeding is important to avoid the need for pharmacological treatment.