I'm interested in trying to induce lactation so that I can breastfeed the baby that my husband and I are adopting. (We aren't matched yet, so I don't know when the baby is coming - but I've been told it could be soon!)
My doctor just got back to me and said that she isn't comfortable prescribing the usual drugs used to induce lactation. Honestly, I'm a little relieved because I wasn't comfortable with it myself.
So here's my question: Does anyone have advice on inducing lactation without drugs?
My plan is to:
1.) Get a hospital grade pump (Medela Symphony or Limerick PJ Comfort)
2.) pump both breasts every 3 to 4 hours
3.) drink the Mother's Milk Tea
So what else should I do? What other herbal supplements do I need to take (and research)? and in what doses and what times?
Thanks in advance for your advice!
P.S. Yep I'll also be using a supplementer...and hopefully breast milk from another generous mom.