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How can a woman nurse a baby whom she hasn't carried?

I am a gestational surrogate for a couple and the intended mom wants to nurse her baby when he arrives. We have found little support on the subject

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Asked by Littlemel6 at 10:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Google Relactation.

    Answer by karamille at 10:39 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Herbs, lactation medicine, Supplemental nursing system. relactation is a term to search.


    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:40 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • If it wasn't MY child, I would feel weird about nursing someone elses child. But if it was MY child, even one I had adopted, I wouldn't see it as any different than nursing my own. Now, I don't know how all the mechanics would work, but I know they do... Good Luck

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • The only way that I know you can nurse a baby is if you were pregnant before and still hold milk in your breast. Hope this helps.

    Answer by alysialusmar at 10:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • talk to person doing the feedings dr..they can prescribe meds..but i would think this would need to be done a few months in advance since the milk needs time to produce

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 10:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • There are suppliments now that can cause a women to lactate even though she hasn't recently given birth to a child. Basically what it is is a suppliment that kicks the milk ducts into gear just as a pregnancy or delivery of a baby would. Adding the same hormones, etc to the body to make it possible for a women to lactate.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:42 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • @alysialusmar: That is an absolute UNtruth. You can nurse if you have nipples and mammary glands. You do not even ever have to be pregnant or carry a baby or nursed or made milk.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:44 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Tell her to go see her OBGYN about the subject, I'm sure it is possible

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Thanks for all the quick responses but I still don't have a concrete answer.....What does she need to do or take exactly?

    The baby is totally hers, I'm just carring for her

    Comment by Littlemel6 (original poster) at 10:49 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  •   A better Adoptive mom link.

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    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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