Breast feeding

Chloe - posted on 09/16/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi I am adopting and I want to breast feed but never had children before can any one help

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Chet - posted on 09/16/2014

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Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding (The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers in the US) has information on re-lactation and nursing adopted babies.

There is some information on induced lactation on kellymom.com too, with links to other resources:

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/relactat...

Oh, the link to Jack Newman's clinic website is:

www.breastfeedinginc.ca/

You can send them email, and they have some induced lactation posted to.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2014

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Talk to the adoption agency you are adopting from and see if you can get connected with another adoptive mom that has also breastfed. You will appreciate the advise and support this will offer you. You will need to start pumping before placement of baby. It will take your body some time to start producing breast milk since you did not give birth. You will probably have to supplement with formula as it might be hard to produce the amount of breastmilk the baby may need. You can also talk to a lactation consultant at your local hospital. You may need to start out with a pouch that you attach to your breast that feeds formula (can't remember the name of what it is called). There is a small tube that goes beside your nipple that baby drinks from to help stimulate your breasts into making breastmilk.

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