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so sick of the "why not breast feed" questions

i adopted my baby boy how CAN i breast feed? you ppl need to get a life


Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • So am I!!! Thank you for adopting!!! That is a great thing you did!!! Way more important than breastmilk, you are giving that little baby boy a good life! You don't have to stick him on you're boob to be a good mother and you know this!!! Try not to let any of these bfing nazi's get to you!!! I know they think they're sharing information but when you drive a mother to this point of irritation, it's on a LEAVE ME ALONE level!!! Enjoy you're baby boy!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • OMG! you adopted and AREN'T breastfeeding! Haven't you tried to get donor milk????!!!!

    Just kidding. I can honestly say.. anyone who is against people using formula still make exceptions for adoption. Quit getting offended. They aren't talking to you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • well if they saw me fixing his bottle in public they'd judge..i never judge a bf woman even if she's exposed

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Seriously NOT trying to piss you off, but, you CAN nurse an adopted baby if you really wanted to. It'd take a LOT of work, but it is entierly possible.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • oh, you can still breast feed :) you may not be able to provide all the nutrients, but i am not sure about that!
    i knew a woman who gave her baby up for adoption and reclaimed her baby, and relactated, which she would not have tried had she not come across an article about adoptive mamas being able to lactate.
    why don't you say to anyone that says to you, why don't you breastfeed, "i adopted". no need to be angry about it.
    there are tons of benefits to breastfeeding, and if you post a question that breastfeeding could be a solution to, then why insult someone for suggesting it?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Did you notice how many of the moms that insist on breastfeeding are also pro-choice? If you click on their screen name and see their "answers" list, you will see that many are perfectly fine when the choice is KILL your baby, but heaven forbid you chose to give it formula.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • no, i could not breast feed it's odd to have a baby "suckle" my breast when there is no milk there for him

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • not to be annoying but you may have been able to breastfeed.. =p It is called domperidone and pumping and nursing and SNS feeding. Inducing lactation can be done.. even if you've never lactated naturally before. Many animals can lactate never having been pregnant or even fixed ones (my cousins cat had a hysterical pregnancy and lactated and tried to feed a piece of fur.. lol)

    If you're tired of the questions don't open them. If anyone asks you say you didn't know you could breastfeed adopted babies. If your baby is still quite young you could still give it a shot if you really wanted to.

    We don't do this because we hate formula. 75% of moms initiate breastfeeding and want to breastfeed to 6 mos - 1 year but only 7-14% actually succeed. All of their breasts aren't broken. Us moms who've breastfed to or past the first year know first hand that it can be a huge uphill battle to do so. We're just trying to help.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • And as stated over on the other post...reasons why are NOT important.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • anon 433 yes you may have been able to - go to kellymom and look at relactation or adoptive lactation. Milk would likely come if you induced the lactation and stimulated your breasts a ton.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Apr. 29, 2010