I’ve heard about that — I think Dr. Sears has it in his The Baby Book — but as far as I know, none of the adoptive parents I know have breastfed their children (although many of them adopted older children). Anyway, it was discussed a few weeks ago on the Permission to Mother blog, and out of curiosity I asked what the protocol was to induce milk production in a woman who had not been pregnant — perhaps ever — so that she could nurse the baby. Here is the link that was provided. It has a lot of information and insights into it, so I thought I’d pass it along in case anyone else was curious or needed the information for themselves or someone they know.
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