Hi! Due to my birth defect, I am unable to have children, so I am looking into adoption. I have read a whole lot about inducing lactation for an adoptive newborn/infant, and I am interested in trying this. I am working right now with an adoption agency in WA State, but we are just in the beginning stages of everything. Still, I want to start inducing lactation, so I am ready for when I do have a baby through adoption.
I am already on Domperidone for a stomach disorder, so I am already producing a couple drops of breastmilk right now, but everything I have read on the internet says I have to use birth control pills to help with this too. I can't take hormonal birth control meds due to one of the medicine I am on for epilepsy (this is true to most anyone who takes seizure meds, no matter how low the dose is).
Is there a way I can produce more milk without having to use birth control pills to jump start everything? I recently bought an Ameda Purely Yours pump off of Ebay that was brand new, along with some Motherlove Goat's Rue tablets. Are there other herbs that will help with this too? How often should I pump daily?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Jessie (proud aunt to Brianna, age 4)