Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Magical Milk Pic-o-the-Week

On inducing lactation to breastfeed her son who entered their home via adoption: "I pumped for almost 7 months and took (and still take) domperidone. My agency worked with me and helped to transport milk to him once he was in respite care, where he waited out NC's 7 day revocation period. He hasn't had a drop of formula since he left the hospital at 2 days old, and he latched immediately. We've had our share of ups and downs with it: a bought of mastitis in the second week, several dozen clogged ducts, and having to cut out dairy from my diet. Even so, he's smart and active and growing strong. He's going to be a linebacker I swear!" (Notice big brother is helping!)

(photo by Megan, a reader)


Anonymous said...

I induced lactation while we were adopting! But we had two failed matches (second time was a really late fail). By the time my son came around 3rd match I was so emotionally drained from pumping and trying to save milk that I gave up.

I can't tell you how wonderful it is that you worked so hard to give your son the gift of mom's milk. My hat is off to you!

C and G said...


miss tejota said...

I learn something new all the time on this site.

schmelorama said...

wonderful story! wish i had had the determination to do the same.