What if you adopt a baby?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
What if you adopt a baby?
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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:41pm
What are you going to do then? Since I'm a FF mom this wouldn't be a problem for me. But if you honestly believe that Formula harms your child, what would you do in that situation?

And yes...I'm one of those mom who buys the store brand, or whatever is on sale...lol.

Ilka



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-12-2003 - 10:25pm
I believe the latest protocol is a round of BCP's (to stimulate pgcy) then start pumping after stopping, and take domperidone (motilium) or reglan and/or herbs (fenugreek, blessed thistle, etc.) to help jump-start things. The moms pump often to begin with, like a young baby would be nursing (ever 2-3 hrs. tops, sometimes going 4-5 hrs. at night).

This of course NTBCAMA, but it is what I have heard is the latest recommended protocol for inducing lactation, no matter why.

Fio.

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 10:49pm
Hi, Lori, glad to see you here! Sherry.
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Tue, 05-13-2003 - 6:51pm
Not planning on adopting but if I dod I would do my best to induce lactation/relactate. I would not however feel at all guilty about supplemeting with formula if it was neccessary. I think I would feel proud to be able to give an adoted baby any breastmilk (or even just comforting time at the breast) even if it wasn't a lot.

This is one of those situations where although I would try to breastfeed I would have no negative feelings about someone else deciding not to try. It's a huge effort and the payoff is not guaranteed. Also I felt differently about this issue before I nursed my own baby so if you'd asked me a couple of years ago my answer would ahve been quite different.

Isabel and Crispin (18 months and still a nursing fool)





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