The first week of August is National Breastfeeding Week. Over the years, breastfeeding retains scrutiny from many groups of people. Some champion bottle feeding and maintain the idea that breastfeeding is inappropriate, especially in public settings. Some champion women's rights and believe a woman should choose for herself when and where to breastfeed her child.… Continue reading Breastfeeding and Adoption
Can It Be Done? Yes! Contrary to popular belief it is possible for a woman to breastfeed without ever having been pregnant or given birth. This concept is defined as a woman’s ability to induce lactation also commonly referred to as, “adoption breastfeeding.” Discuss It With Your Child’s Birth Mother. Before beginning this process, it… Continue reading Breastfeeding as an adoptive mother, is this really an option?
Some people might think that the word breastfeeding and adoption don’t belong in the same sentence nevertheless think that it’s a possibility. Not only is it very possible, , but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends whenever possible that all babies be exclusively breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods… Continue reading Did You Know You Can Breastfeed Your Adoptive Baby?