Sometime a person will want to breastfeed without carrying the pregnancy themselves. This may happen in cases of:
- same sex couples where both mothers wish to breastfeed
- gender diversity
I will work with you to create a plan designed around your own medical and reproductive history, as well as the family that you are creating, and your goals around breast or chest feeding.
I have worked with quite a number of people who have induced lactation, and find that most people will produce 150-400mL of breastmilk per day. I have had one mother who managed to produce a full supply. The important thing to remember is that breast or chest feeding is about so much more than the milk; it is about the bond, the cuddles, the sharing of your unique immune factors and the whole experience. You have not failed, by any means, if you do not achieve exclusive breastfeeding.
The ideal time to start the process is when the pregnancy is around 26 weeks, so ideally try to make your first consult prior to that time. However, I can see you at any stage during pregnancy.