I'm a new member and lucky mother of six wonderful children.Our newest member arrived on April 5th.He's feeding very well.Breastmilk from boob from mama and from the bottle from papa.Our plan is to use breastmilk for at least the first six months and then we'll see.
A new sibling is on his/her way through adoption.The grand debut is on August.We have adopted children in the past but this is the first (and last) time I'll be lactating when we welcome a baby.
If it is possible and reasonable,I might decide to keep breastfeeding the two babies for a while. I've heard of mothers of "irish twins" feeding a toddler and a newborn.If I am correct,the pregnancy hormones help the body keep up with the milk production and makes the milk appropriate for newborn baby again.
Obviously,pregnancy hormones are not going to help us, but,is there any literature or first hand experience on situations like ours?
I get the feeling that it shouldn't be very complicated,but that's just my instinct.I'm sure all of you are better informed and have a deeper understanding of breastfeeding that I do.My decision to breastfeed when possible is mostly based on family experience and cultural practices. You would think that after six children I would have a better idea of what I'm doing .
Thank you for your help and love,