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Old 01-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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Re: anyone adopted and nursed from birth?

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Originally Posted by FindingMercy View Post
This is my plan for when we adopt. I'm taking herbs and pumping several times a day to up my supply and have freezer milk. I would start pumping at least once a day now if I were you.
Help me understand. Are you currently nursing your youngest? Or are you trying to relactate? If you already are nursing, why are you pumping and taking the herbs? I am trying to figure out how this would work. Do I need to be making more milk for the baby beforehand? My milk won't increase on it's own once baby starts nursing, too?

I looked on asklenore but most all of it seems to be for people who want to establish a new milk supply for an adoption. I haven't found anything about if you already have milk what, if any, steps need to be taken. I will check out the adoption.com forum and see if there is anything there for this situation.
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