Perhaps you have heard about adoption breastfeeding already, perhaps you’re learning this name for the first time on this blog. By “adoption breastfeeding” we define the close nursing bond between a mother and her adopted child, a bond that donates the mother-child couple a ‘chunk’ of biological parenthood, and helps building a solid sense of belonging in both the mother and the child, thus aiding the child’s integration within the new family, and a sense of trust in his/her parents.
Biologically speaking, us women have our breasts designed to produce milk regardless of a former pregnancy, which means that, provided proper physical stimulation and lactation-inducing herbs and/or drugs, breasts will begin producing milk. Although not all adoptive mothers succeed in getting a full milk supply, they can still enjoy the beauty of breastfeeding because their children will still get a partial supply AND their mothers’ love. 🙂 To increase milk supply, a prescription drug named Domperidone – also available as generic Motilium tables, which is a recommended form – is given to mothers in dosages of 80-to-190 mg per day, for at least 6 months, so that they
Domperidone is a substance that acts as a dopamine antagonist, thus helping the release of prolactin hormon from the pituitary gland, and causing the production of milk and breast enlargement. Recommended dosages for inducing lactation vary from a minimum of 80mg (8 tables a day) or a maximum of 190mg. Start at the lower dosage, and then increase weekly if you start seeing effects on your breast and/or milk production. For further information, see AskLenore.info for lactation inducing protocols, and La Leche League for support and advice.
Where to buy?
You can buy Motilium on BigMountainDrugs.com starting at $80, or Domperidone (generic) tables for as low as $19. Of course, you should choose the form that suits your needs the best.
** NOTE: please keep in mind that Domperidone can ONLY be taken upon prescription in the USA, while in other country, such as Italy, it can be freely purchased at local pharmacies without prescription, because it’s a generic drug, normally used for gastroenterinal issues.