Re: Relactating (for adoption) while pregnant
congratulations! indeed it is so exciting to have your family grow by leaps and bounds.
My household was also quite busy while we were in expansion mode.
Your milk will arrive in full force once your baby is born.
Your 4 month old baby is the one you are currently mothering.
I understand and I can relate to your desire to nurse this son. You might be feeling changes and tingling in your breasts as your body readies for the next arrival.
Breastfeeding has been your choice for mothering your older biologic children and you don't want your son to miss out on the physical closeness of being breastfed.
BUT but, how far can we push the envelop. What are the risks associated with lactation and pregnancy.
You can be the wonderful giving mother you always aspired to be, but could you avoid the sorrow and pain if relactation meant your pregnancy ended?
And even if you did re-lactate now, how would you feel if your son was resistant to nursing?
Would you resent him if re-lactation tampered with your homeostasis and the pregnancy miss-carried?
Your doctor would probably know the statistical risk of miss-carriage but we've heard anecdotal stories of mothers who nurse through out pregnancy.
I did not become fertile until each child weaned. I believe that was natures way of sparing me the dangers of miss-carriage.
your son will still be a baby when the new baby is born. You can let nurse him then.
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