Re: Am I crazy? inducing lactation with a cleft palate?
This may be true for some women. However, for women who have never been pregnant, nursing, herbs, and pumping are not necessarily enough to induce lactation to the degree that they will produce "plenty" of milk. The master regulator of milk production is in the pituitary gland, not in any reproductive organ, which is why it is possible for adoptive moms to nurse and why relactation is possible. But it's the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy which prepare the breast for producing significant quantities of milk. That's why most protocols for inducing lactation include doses of "female" hormones, like estrogen.
Originally Posted by @llli*96ucfgrad
Oxytocin nasal spray, perhaps?
I did hear that there's another drug that might help, but I need to look into that.
ETA: this website goes over the conventional protocols for inducing lactation: http://www.asklenore.info/breastfeed...rotocols.shtml
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