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    Default Re: Breastfeeding foster babies?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    I'm pretty sure you aren't allowed to breastfeed foster babies. I have read it somewhere but I can't remember where...

    ETA - I guess it depends on the agency. I don't think you can here.
    Not allowed in TX.

    ETA: breast *feeding* is not allowed. breast *milk*, though, i believe is not specifically prohibited.
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    I am guessing that breastfeeding by a foster parent wouldn't be allowed in my state either (but I'm going to try looking it up ). I asked a friend of mine who used to be a social worker for DHS, and she said that it had never come up that she knew of, but that her thought was that it wouldn't be allowed, because the child's mother would have the "right" of breastfeeding/pumping for the baby unless parental rights were terminated and permanent placement was being pursued. As PP said, I'm guessing it depends on agency as well.

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    The other thing would be it's a bodily fluid, and I would think the foster care system would have a lot of responsibility if a foster mom was to pass on a disease, in this manner. But, not at ALL saying you have a disease. And I'm not against donated milk, in the least either etc. I would just think that the Foster Care system would be scared of a law suit if such happened. But, they said it was ok, so that's good.

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    Default Re: Breastfeeding foster babies?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*magnoliahoney View Post
    The other thing would be it's a bodily fluid, and I would think the foster care system would have a lot of responsibility if a foster mom was to pass on a disease, in this manner. But, not at ALL saying you have a disease. And I'm not against donated milk, in the least either etc. I would just think that the Foster Care system would be scared of a law suit if such happened. But, they said it was ok, so that's good.
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    Hi Winni

    It's a fair while after you posted this but I was really hoping to find out how you went. My husband & I have been accepted as carers in Sydney & we have been discussing the same thing with the agency. We were hoping to find places where it had been done or any help at all.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    thanks very much

    Suzanne

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*winni View Post
    Hi all,

    I just became a licensed foster parent, so no babies yet. I am, however, the mother of 5 children already, and I nursed them all very successfully.

    When I asked the person in charge at our foster agency if breastfeeding foster babies was allowed, she said no one had ever asked her that . She said there was definitely no rule against it, and that it would probably depend on the birth mother.

    My husband and I are Christians and are believing that if God wants me to nurse any baby that He brings to me, that He will make it permissible for me to do so.

    So...I'm "preparing for rain" (see "Facing The Giants" movie) and plan to purchase a Lack-Aid Nursing Trainer (unless someone has a better idea).

    I'd love to hear any advice, input, etc. about this! Also, any advocacy I can show to the DHHS in my area on the benefits of breastfeeding (especially possible drug affected babies) would be great! I plan to bottle feed as well, so that if/when babies move on (but we'd love to adopt!) they won't be traumatized over not being able to nurse anymore.

    Thanks!

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