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The Protocols for Induced Lactation — A Guide for Maximising Breastmilk Production By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC and Lenore Goldfarb, Ph.D., CCC, IBCLC August 20, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — canadiansurrogates @ 4:39 pm

As an intended mother, going through surrogacy,  you may ask whether or not you are able to induce lactation for your baby. The answer, happily, is YES! One site that you may find interesting is ASKLENORE.INFO , together with Dr Jack Newman, Dr. Lenore Goldfarb has developed The Newman-Goldfarb protocols. These were developed from information published in Dr. Newman’s book “Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding” (Harper-Collins, 2000).

ImageThe protocols that follow are designed to prepare the mother’s breasts for making breastmilk, just as occurs during pregnancy. Until recently, the typical advice that lactation consultants and members of the medical profession suggested to women who were interested in adoptive breastfeeding was to either pump and stimulate the breasts or do nothing before the baby arrives, just put the baby to the breast when the baby arrives and in a while the mother may or may not have breastmilk. The option of pumping alone requires serious dedication and commitment to pumping and breast stimulation many times per day for several months.  Many mothers may prefer to go the route of putting the baby to the breast and waiting to see what happens, not using any preparation at all or any medication. This is a legitimate option but one that will much less likely produce significant amounts of breastmilk. There is more to breastfeeding than breastmilk but if it is possible to breastfeed AND bring in the breastmilk … why not do it?”

The protocols for inducing lactation, can be found here. They “aim to provide you with information on proper breastfeeding techniques to help you nurture your intended, premature or adopted baby.”


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