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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Adoptive Nursing: Advance Preperation is Helpful but not Necessary

I was happy to get this comment to a post buried way down in my archives... I want to make sure you all get to see it. Thank you Daryllyn for sharing!!!

I was very happy to come across this site today! I have breastfed my six adopted babies, born between 1983 and 1995, using the Lact-Aid. Domperidone, which is the only drug that is safe and effective for use in induced lactation, was either not around or not available to me. I never knew very far in advance of the babies' arrival; sometimes less than 24 hours. I just started nursing on demand with the Lact-Aid when they got home. In a short time, I was producing drops of milk and that slowly increased as we went along. I needed to supplement until they were taking other foods, but they got a significant amount of milk from me. My last four children nursed until they self-weaned, at an average of a little over two years old.

I want everyone to know that, although advanced preparation can be helpful, any mom who wants to can start nursing with the Lact-Aid, whether she's had a chance to prepare in advance, or not.

I like the fact that this site focuses on nurturing. In recent years, the option of inducing a milk supply in advance with medications and breast pumps has had an unfortunate side-effect in that some adoptive moms focus so much on pumping milk that they never get nurturing at the breast established. I think they, and their babies, miss out on the best part!

Darillyn Starr

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