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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Adoption discussion # 1

Recently I read something on the web called "Adoption breast feeding". Knowing what I know I thought this is not possible so I called up a gynecologist to enquire and she agreed with me that naturally it is not possible for a woman to lactate without being pregnant. I believe that this can be a possibility by taking artificial harmones but what I want to know is what is the point? Is it for bonding or for nutrition or for both? As an adoptive father I feel it is unnecessary. What do you think?

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Anonymous said...

hi.i am a mother in new zealand! i have been researching relactation for adoption for a few years and am delighted I could do this .
it can be done quite easily with the use of electric breast pump,to simulate baby do this for a week and then once you have baby you latch them on while they are sleepy,so it is to stimulate and get baby used to your breast.
you can take a tablet to bring in the milk faster,you stop as soon as the pumping works.In some a matter of days!
I think it is a very personal thing..not for all.
Having been a biop mum in the past,i love breast feeding,. it is great for allergy babies.great for night bottles.and the health benefits are wonderful.bonding is incredible too. But as i said it is a personal thing..not everyone would like to do this!
especially if you were adopting a child very different to your own skin colour and so on..some might not feel comfortable with strangers comments or looks in public.

Ruby said...

Thank you for enlightening on this topic. I never thought this is a possibility and you certainly proved me wrong. How long were you able to breastfeed your child? I agree with you that it is a very personal choice.