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    Is it possible to breastfeed an adopted baby or a child born via surrogacy? How do you induce lactation when you have not experienced pregnancy? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Danielle Gauss, an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a member of International Lactation Consultants Association.

     

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    • What is meant by induced lactation?
    • Nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding.
    • Methods for inducing lactation.
      • Hormone stimulant with prolactin stimulant with pumping
      • Prolactin stimulation medication and pumping
      • Breast pump only
    • How far in advance should you begin with hormones or prolactin stimulating meds?
    • What is the inducing lactation protocol for adoptive breastfeeding?
    • How does it work?
    • What type of breast pump is best for inducing lactation?
    • How often to pump?
    • Safety of prolactin stimulating medications- domperidone (Motillium) or metoclopramide (Reglan)?
    • Are Motillium and Reglan approved by the FDA?
    • Side effects of medication on mother and baby?
    • What is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ position on adoptive breastfeeding or surrogacy breastfeeding?
    • American Academy of Family Physicians’ position: The physician should discuss with the adoptive mother the option to breastfeed her child. A knowledgeable physician or lactation consultant may help the mother develop a milk supply before or after an adoption.
    • Herbal supplements that help induce lactation.
    • What percentage of women who induce lactation will be able to produce all the milk their baby needs?
    • Is it easier for a woman who has been pregnant and breastfed to induce lactation?
    • Supplemental feeding systems. Which is best?
    • Importance of the age of the baby when you attempt to breastfeed through induced lactation.
    • We know that breast milk is best nutritionally and I am not at all discounting the emotional component, but is it best if you have to take drugs to induce it?
    • Has there been research analyzing breast milk of women who were pregnant with breast milk from induced lactation?
    • How to explain adoptive breastfeeding to family and friends?
    • Expectant mother or birth mother acceptance of adoptive mother’s breastfeeding. Should adoptive mother’s who plan on breastfeeding tell the expectant mom or birth mother?
    • Is it possible for men or transgender women to induce lactation?
    • Top Tips for Adoptive Breastfeeding

     

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    05/04/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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