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#11889 - 10/17/08 10:16 PM another newbie
sdmommy Offline

Registered: 10/17/08
Posts: 11
I have so many questions...

I am 27 and mom of 2 girls ages 8 and 3. I had TONS of milk with my oldest and breastfed for 18 months. I didn't have much with my younger daughter but my life was beyond stressful. She nursed for 6 months. My DH and I are hoping to adopt a baby due in Feb via a friend's sister. I have horrible reactions to all birth control pills I have tried and I have tried several but nothing I wouldn't deal with to induce lactation. Should I still use the pill protocol? I have 4 or 5 months supply of Ortho Trycyclen(sp) Can I start taking this or does it have to be Yasmin? I did try by just pumping for a sibling of this baby on the way a year ago and started getting sprays until my period started. It was such a let down since he was a drug baby and could have benefited greatly from my milk. This baby will more than likely be a drug baby as well so I know if I can give him/her this amazing gift the benefit would be wonderful. I am just not sure which protocol to go with and all the steps. I have read but I am hoping there might be someone out there with advise on my situation. I still have my pump in style and want to start asap. All advise is greatly appreciated.

#11890 - 10/17/08 10:39 PM Re: another newbie [Re: sdmommy]
Lalle Offline
extra helpful experienced member

Registered: 04/12/03
Posts: 1785
Loc: Idaho
Ortho 1/35 or Yasmin are the recommended. Go and read the protocols located here Scroll down the Adoptive Breastfeeding section

You will get more responses too if you post in the various sections too.
Laurie~Craig's wife~Mom to 4 blessings nurtured at the breast CJ(24)Travis(21)Beka~adopted(9)Rab(6)

#11897 - 10/18/08 06:30 AM Re: another newbie [Re: Lalle]
jenmarko Offline
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 675
Loc: Illinois
I would personally do the BCP and dom for a couple months and then start pumping 4-6 weeks before the baby is due. I think it will give you the best chance of being successful. Good luck.


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