Adoptive breastfeeding is possible with good planning and preparation, and more and more frequently, mothers planning on infant adoption are considering this option as a way to promote attachment. This is a highly personal issue. Breastfeeding your adopted child is not required or necessary, but be aware that it is an option.
The links below will provide you with a wealth of information for yourself, your group’s members, your agency’s clients on the Internet. This is all supportive of adoptive nursing as decisions are made in the best interests of children at the center of every adoption.
To get started, read our Adoption Wiki article about Breastfeeding.
And check out these articles:
- Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby
- Breastfeeding – Starting Out RIght
- Breast Compression
- Breastfeeding and Jaundice
- Colic and the Breastfed Baby
- Finger Feeding
- Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?
- Sore Nipples
- Using a Lactation Aid (Supplementer)
- You Can Still Breastfeed
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