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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Breast feeding after hysterectomy
I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago. My spouse and I want to adopt and breast feed. Is this even an option for us?
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.
Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati