Is it any easier to induce lactation if you've breastfed a biological child previously (versus inducing lactation without any experience breastfeeding)? Like, your body remembers how to make milk?
I'm currently breastfeeding my second child who's 6 months old. I don't want any more biological children but we would like to adopt in about 3 years. I really would like to breastfeed if we adopt an infant. I could let my daughter wean in a year or two, then try to induce lactation whenever we adopt. Or, I could try to pump to keep up my supply as DD nurses less, and pump straight through until we adopt. That sounds like a lot of pumping, but I could donate the milk, and if it would make it easier to nurse my next child then I think it would be worth considering.
So if you've read this far, thanks! I'd love any opinions on the best way I can try to nurse our next child.