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Breastfeeding the Adopted Child

Adoptive breastfeeding is possible with good planning and preparation, and more and more frequently, mothers planning on infant adoption are considering this option as a way to promote attachment. This is a highly personal issue, and not without controversy.

The links below will provide you with a wealth of information for yourself, your group's members, your agency's clients on the Internet. This is all supportive of adoptive nursing as decisions are made in the best interests of children at the center of every adoption.

Join the Adoptive Breastfeeding discussion boards.
Breastfeeding Manual
Darrillyn Starr has adopted six times and breastfed six times. She shares her wealth of information and experience: Breastfeeding Factsheets
Dr. Jack Newman is one of the most well known experts in the field and these factsheets have been specifically created for those who hope to breastfeed after adopting. More...
  • Milk Calculator – To generally calculate the amount of milk required by a child during a 24 hour period (from The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website).

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