Sunday, July 22, 2012

Adoption Breastfeeding

Thoughts? Advice? I'm very interested and have read a lot but nothing else. What do ya'll think??

7 comments:

  1. Sorry I don't have any information on this subject so I definitely can't comment. How are things going with the process?

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    1. Waiting on our background to come back. Could be another two or three weeks.

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    2. What is the next step after the background check comes through?

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  2. I've read a lot about it and had debated doing it but am leaning away from it. The reason for me is that while you'll be able to BF a little bit you will still have to supplement with formula (or donated milk) because you won't produce enough.

    Then I started thinking about all the chemicals I have put into my body during this IF struggle and I wasn't sure I was willing to inject myself with more and not even able to fully BF. But for some people even a little bit of BFing is worth it so you just need to do what is right for you!

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  3. Like Ducky, I'm hesitant to subject myself to more medications. But I think it's awesome in theory. Don't know much about it!

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  4. Hey there from ICLW!

    So exciting! Congrats on the adoption ball rolling!

    I have zero - I repeat zero - information on breastfeeding and adoption. I just thought I'd chime in though that as an adoptee who was not breastfed (could they even do that in the 80s?) I turned out honky dorey. A little weird, but totally unrelated to breastfeeding. ;)

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  5. I found your blog tonight. I did breast feed my daughter that we adopted in January. I did not get a full supply but I also had a breast reduction about 10 years ago so even w a biological child I would not likely been able to get a full supply. Our daughter was in the hospital for a month which meant she got used to the bottle and never latched on. With all of that said I did use a supplemental feeder as well as pumped and it was amazing! You can read about it on my blog www.ttababy.blogspot.com where i wrote about the experience. I took domperidone which I was able to get a prescription for and had it made at a compounding pharmacy. Like I said I'd do it again in a heart beat.

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