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#18273 - 11/14/14 03:00 AM possibly adopting in a week
Jessica Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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I have been on Domperidone and BC since April and we might be adopting in a week or so. I will not have the six weeks to pump so would I just put the baby to the breast and then pump afterwards? The last time we adopted I had the six weeks and so not sure what to do if I don't have that long. Thank you

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#18274 - 11/14/14 11:31 PM Re: possibly adopting in a week [Re: Jessica]
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 09/27/08
Posts: 247
Hi Jessica. First of all, congratulations! That's exciting news. Do not worry that you do not have six weeks, it's ok. I would recommend stopping the birth control once you find out that you are adopting and start pumping right away. Once you get the baby take as much time as you can and just focus on breastfeeding, skin to skin contact, and having the baby at the breast as much as possible. The baby is the best at triggering your body to produce milk and your body will respond. You will want to pump afterwards. Keep us updated.

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#18276 - 11/16/14 03:35 AM Re: possibly adopting in a week [Re: Jessica]
Jessica Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Thank you so much! How long do you think I will need to pump for?

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#21747 - 12/27/14 01:06 AM Re: possibly adopting in a week [Re: Jessica]
arcticflower Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 1
First of all, congrats Jessica!

May I ask for an update? I'm adopting a baby that is due in a week, and have been pumping and on Domperidone for 3 weeks. If you did indeed adopt, I'm just curious how you're doing and if you have had to keep pumping so far.

I'm also wondering how long I'll have to pump for. I'm hoping the baby nursing will eventually replace the pump, though I plan to pump for the recommended 10 minutes after each feed.

Thanks.

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