Hi! So I am a first time mom, my husband and I were just matched with a birth
mother who is due in November. I have always dreamt of breastfeeding my child,
and I would like to breastfeed my adopted baby!
So...I am not sure where to start, so I'll share some of my story and maybe that can help, I am open to ANY advice
So, I have had a breast reduction surgery, it went well, and I have full nipple
sensation. I have healed well, and by time of baby's delivery surgery will be post-op at one year, I had my surgery November 2012.
I have PCOS, thus the infertility and adoption, I am on metformin currently to help
with PCOS, as well as birth control and a mild depressant to help counter some of
the hormone effects of the BC.
I live in a rural area, my town is less than 600, and the nearest city has about
15k. The lactation consultant in the nearby town has never helped an adoptive
mother, and my OBGYN has not either. Everyone is willing to help and is
I have looked up SNS and lact-aid, from what I understand having supplemental
option is important. My biggest goal with breastfeeding is skin on skin bonding.
While I do really want to produce milk, my biggest goal is the bonding experience.
So....has anyone been successful in breastfeeding an adopted child? What were
your families thoughts? What medications or any did you use? What were some
of the biggest challenges you faced?
Thanks for your time and help!!!!