Saturday, September 15, 2007

O.K., here's what's new for me. I have decided to nurse my new little bundle of fun. I always wished I had with Gabe. I've talked to doctors and others about it and they all look at me like I am an idiot.

I admit to falling prey to their opinions. Yet there was always that side that wished. I went to my chiropractor yesterday. I just adore him. Anyway, he asked if I were thinking of that because he has another patient who adopted 5 kids and breast fed them all!!!

He gave me her number and I called her this morning. She used the Lact-Aid method. It is a little tube that goes into their mouth along with your nipple so they are getting their formula until your milk comes in. She said hers always came in withing about a week.

So, I am going to try it. I always loved nursing. I also think at this time of year, when he really needs the antibodies, he deserves to be getting them. It is not his fault that his birth mom screwed up. She was actually intending to breast feed. I really feel he deserves to be as healthy as possible. Anyway, it doesn't hurt to try.

So, If any of you out there have negative opinions about this, I don't want to hear it. On the other hand, if you want to be encouraging and supportive, feel free to say so!


Tonya said...

I didn't even know that was an option when I adopted my son. If I had known then I would have pursued it. It would have been a great bonding experience as well as giving him the extra nutrients that he needed. Good luck!! I hope it works well for the both of you.

Yolanda said...

As a person whose milk ALWAYS takes at least a week to come in...why not?! Do you have to go on the medication to help induce the milk (like I did, once?) Keep us posted!

s'mee said...

My best friend breast fed her two adopted sons. (They were both drug babies and she had had a hysterectomy!) She fed them both for about 6 months. She knew about the pending births and was able to prepare her body via stimulation and herbs.

Her daughter (now grown) has also chosen to breast feed her adopted daughter. This birth came sooner than predicted so she was unprepared. She used the tube bottle with donated breast milk. We have 3 new birth mommies in our ward who had plenty to share, so new baby got new milk.

It can be done, it is just as most things in life:desire and practise.

Lisa M. said...

So you don't want me to say- You are out of your ever lovin mind?


I just think you're neat, Melissa.

I really do.

I have the third book, if you want it-

I'm in a bit of a funk.

Didn't find anything out, about Young Photography. Sorry-

Love ya

Lisa M. said...

The medication is regalan.

You can easily get a rx for it.

Lisa M. said...

I never read the comments, until after I comment, because I don't want other's comments, to influence my comments.

That is why, the regalan comment, came after my previous comment-

arn't ya glad I comment-

Jennie said...

i have never heard of this... but i think it is one of the coolest ideas ever!

great plan! good luck!

Lammy said...

I've heard of it....and I commend you for trying it out.
Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Island Queen said...

I love it! If I ever adopted an infant I wanted to do this too. Good for you! I wish you the best of luck!

melissa c said...

thanks guys and no, you really don't need to take medication. You just need to let them suck on you long enough for your milk to start.

There are herbs you can take too to help.