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Breast feeding after hysterectomy

09/21/2006

Question:

I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago. My spouse and I want to adopt and breast feed. Is this even an option for us?

Answer:

For some people it is at least partially possible.

Dr. Jack Newman has a protocol for lactation induction in adoptive mothers.

He has a book that describes it, as well as a web site.

It involves taking hormones, pumping and starting Fenugreek, Reglan, or Domperidone.

This should be begun several months before you expect to receive your baby.

For more information:

Go to the Breast Feeding health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati