Can A Woman Who Has Never Been Pregnant Breastfeed?
afternoon, my friend has just adopted a 3 day old child because I have been married for 10 years and have no children, the question is, can my friend give breast milk like a nursing mother after giving birth?rnrnmksi
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. In short, the answer is yes. Breastfeeding is mediated by hormones, which usually come out when a woman has just finished giving birth, but that doesn't mean there isn't a way to express breast milk other than through childbirth. This process of expressing milk is called lactation induction.
Among the ways that are included in the induction of lactation are:
Stimulating the nipples Massaging the breasts Breast pumps Herbal Hormones Sucking the nipples by the baby
In the case of your friend, it would actually be better if the plan to breastfeed your adopted child is considered at least 6 months before the adoption process begins, so that you can consult with a pediatrician and obstetrician about which method is best for your friend, because this process is also not a moment.
However, because his condition has been adopted, then if your friend consults with the specialist doctor we mentioned earlier, what the doctor can give is usually a supplement that is supported by a breast pump.
However, consultation with an obstetrician or pediatrician is very important to avoid misunderstandings and to provide optimal results, so you should advise your friends to consult immediately whenever possible.
Meanwhile, suggest also to avoid smoking, eat lots of high-nutrient foods, and get enough rest. Read more about induction of lactation by clicking on the following links on Nursing the Adopted Infant and Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby. So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa