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Breastfeeding 15 yrs after last child was born??? Anyone ever hear of this before?

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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I was reading an article in a magazine. To make a long story short... This lady adopted 2 children, 15 years after her last child was born. She wanted to breastfeed them, so she went to her Dr. and he prescribed her Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle & Domperidone. To help her milk come in. And she began to pump. She also drank several cups of homemade Mother's Milk tea everyday. About 2 weeks later she began producing milk & was able to breastfeed both adopted children. She breastfed 1 till it was 1yr & the other till it was 3yrs. Has anyone ever done this or heard of it??? It was new to me. It sounds truely amazing after 15 years she could begin breastfeeding again.
by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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celestegood
by Gold Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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You can induce lactation. In fact, women that have never been pregnant before can induce lactation and breastfeed adopted babies.
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I've heard of it before.

Mrs.Bolin
by Gold Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Wow! thats cool

SlapItHigh
by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM
Even women who have never had a baby have been able to induce lactation for adopted babies. It's possible.
MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Sep. 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Interesting

Janet
by Ruby Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM
Yes, I have heard of it. Isn't it wonderful?
momtodab
by Member on Sep. 26, 2013 at 6:14 AM
Really? I had no idea that could be done! Kinda neat!
Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Sep. 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I had heard of this in the animal world many times but not for humans.  

MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Sep. 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM
Quoting Jinxed8:

I had heard of this in the animal world many times but not for humans.  



Humans are members of the Kingdom Animalia.

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AnnaMess
by on Sep. 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I've heard of woman continuing to lactate years after their children were born.

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