"How I Was (Sort Of) Able to Breastfeed"

I knew that adoptive breastfeeding was the best choice for my son. It wasn't always easy, but in the end it was worth it.

Frank was nourished through adoptive breastfeeding
After successfully nursing my first three sons, I was confident that I could breastfeed my fourth. Sure, my first sons joined our family in the usual way: pregnancy followed by birth followed by a short drive home from the hospital. We planned to adopt this time around, but extensive research informed me that you can breastfeed an adopted baby. Breastfeeding made me feel good on several levels. I loved the surge of happy hormones that came with milk letdown, and ...

If breastfeeding had been easy in the past, adoptive breastfeeding couldn’t be so different, or less rewarding, could it? More or less.


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