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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Adopting and wanting to breastfeed
I have breastfeed two of my children years ago. I am adopting an infant and would love to be able to breastfeed this child also. Can I.. and if so, how can I start to produce milk again??? I really want to be able to do this!! Thanks!
You can follow Dr. Jack Newman's protocol, which is available on his web site.
You have a very good chance of being quite successful, since you have breastfed before.
It will mean taking estrogen and progesterone, domperidone and pumping, but it can be done.
Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati