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Old 09-27-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Surrogacy while still bfing my own baby?

I have heard you can't breastfeed while becoming a surrogate b/c of the medicine that needs to be taken.
I'm having trouble finding more info on this. Can anyone help?

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: Surrogacy while still bfing my own baby?

You are correct. I was considering it for my SIL but was not ready to give up my nursing relationship with YDD. It is not safe to breastfeed while taking all the meds you will need to both stimulate ovulation (if you will be doing it via IVF or IUI) and to sustain the pregnancy.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thank you
So that would apply to both traditional and gestational surrogacy?
I'm considering being my BIL's GC, but I have a 5 month old who will most likely be nursing for as long as his sisters did...3+yrs.
I feel bad for letting them down although I may consider weaning him a little earlier...
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Re: Surrogacy while still bfing my own baby?

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So that would apply to both traditional and gestational surrogacy?
I'm considering being my BIL's GC, but I have a 5 month old who will most likely be nursing for as long as his sisters did...3+yrs.
I feel bad for letting them down although I may consider weaning him a little earlier...
I'm sure if they care for you as much as you care for them, they'll understand that it is best for your babe to wait until he's weaned himself. Maybe another 2 years will still be ok for them!

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Re: Surrogacy while still bfing my own baby?

It does apply to both. Unfortunately you still have to take drugs to help keep you pregnant that are unsafe for breastfeeding. I was going to do gestational as well.
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