Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Breastfeeding Fact O' The Week #3

Photo Thanks To Fourfriends.com

Did you know that you can relactate (if you decided not to breastfeed your newborn, you can later still breastfeed!)? Did you know that you can breastfeed your adopted child as well?

Reasons for adoptive breastfeeding

* Standard reasons for breastfeeding
* Benefits for adoptive relationship
o Enhancement of bond between mother and child
o Breastfeeding as a reflection of femininity
o Mother and child don't lose breastfeeding experience (in addition to pregnancy and birth)
o Much more than nutrition

To read more on Relactation & Adoptive Breastfeeding,
1. Click here to read the Basics of Relactation & Adoptive Breastfeeding
2. Notes: Concerns, Tips, Why it Works
3. Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
4. More Resources from Kellymom.com

1 Comment:

Sarah said...

I have read on this before, and I do think it is amazing that God made our bodies like this! We can nurse babies that aren't bron from us (adopted ones). That is a great thing!