Breast Feeding the Adopted Baby
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 165–173, December 1977
How to Cite
Hermann, E. (1977), Breast Feeding the Adopted Baby. Birth, 4: 165–173. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1977.tb01235.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
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.