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Induced lactation or Adoptive breastfeeding

Induced lactation or Adoptive breastfeeding

I am planning to adopt a newborn and want to create that bond. I know breastfeeding is the closes natural way. Therefore, im interested in learning induced lactation so i can breastfeed my baby. Any suggestions?

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    1. Thank you

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    2. Aren’t I going to have to go to an ob/gyn for dopermine hormone?

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  2. Thanks for your question Ashley and congrats ahead of time on your adoption! I agree with Leigh Anne on the link she provided – great info. I’ve also just written an article about this topic that will be up hopefully in the next few days. It includes info on what induced lactation is and how to go about it (the website Leigh Anne linked to is referenced), so I hope you find it helpful!

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    1. Yes it is helpful. I will be looking for your article when it shows up. Thank you so much

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    2. Can a Ob prescribe me the hormones?

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      1. Hi Ashley – yes, I’d recommend you bring a printed copy of a protocol to your OB and discuss your goals (you may also want to meet with a lactation consultant before then as well to discuss your plan – that LC can also provide references/notes for your OB about your plan). Not all OBs are familiar with induced lactation so don’t be discouraged if it is met with some questions at first, but that’s where providing the protocol can be helpful. In a nutshell, your PCP or OB can write a prescription for the birth control pills (hormones). Domperidone is currently not available in the US, but I do know some women who acquired it internationally or used other galactagogues. Leigh Anne may also be able to weigh in on that aspect too!

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        1. Yes, domperidone is not legal here in the US. I have worked with many families who found it was the one thing that really made the difference with milk supply. Some get a Rx from their Ob or PCP and get it through a compaounding pharmacy but most get it from Inhouse Pharmacy. I agree with Dr. Lincoln regarding bringing the protocol to your PCP.

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  3. Also, it is important to work with aa IBCLC who knows about induced lactation. The baby nursing at the breast is an important element in this process. And Congratulations!

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  4. Hi Ashley, Dr. Lincoln (who is an OB/GYN and an IBCLC) wrote an article based on your question. You can read it at https://www.bundoo.com/articles/what-is-induced-lactation-and-how-do-i-do-it/. Thank you for posting! It’s a great question. Congrats on your upcoming adoption and please let us know how we can support you here at Bundoo.

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