Breast Feeding the Adopted Baby


  • Elizabeth Hermann Ed. M.

    1. Elizabeth Hors been a La Leche League leader since 1967 an worked with reluctating mothers since 1968. Hations include a handbook for parents titled: a Guide to Breastfeeding the Adopted A Study of Induced lactation.
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ABSTRACT: Sixty-five women nursed adopted babies. Eighteen of the women had never been pregnant, seven had been pregnant but had not lactated, and forty had been pregnant and lactated before. The physiology of this lactation is discussed, along with the factors leading to production of enough breast milk under these circumstances to sustain an infant.