Re: Breastfeeding and surrogacy
Yes, definitely. I know someone who was in a similar situation- she had a complete hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis, adopted a baby, and was able to lactate (to a very small degree) through nursing and use of a supplemental nursing system alone. She did not use any medications.
My question is, can I breastfeed?
Now, this was 20 years ago, she had less than 24 hours notice that she would be offered a baby, and the protocols for inducing lactation were not well-understood. But my point is that if she could do it, you can do it: you have a lot more time and information on your side!
Is there any medical reason why you are not keen on taking the medications? If there is, I would discuss their use with your gynecologist or midwife. Short-term use may not present a significant risk. If there's no medical reason why you want to avoid medications, then I would seriously consider using them. My understanding is that they can help the lactation process a lot.
I am all for the pumping but not too keen on the idea of taking medications, one of them being Yasmin.
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