Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pour Your Heart Out

I decided to try something a bit different this Wednesday. I saw it last week over at The Kir Corner & thought it was a great idea! If you want to learn more about Pour Your Heart Out, check it out here.

I want to try to breastfeed LP. There, I said it! I know it is taboo & can cause some uproar in the community, but I do not care! I have been doing research on different ways it can be possible & what it can take.

I have always been a huge fan of breastfeeding & just because I cannot have a biological child, that shouldn't be the reason I do not at least try that for both me & my child.

I am not saying I will do it, I am not saying I will be able to do it, but I sure want to try. And you know what else?! If I can't breastfeed, I am thinking about milk sharing so LP can get breast milk if I am unable to provide it.

My DH & I both feel strongly about how much better this is for a child, but we also know it may not be possible. It's worth a shot though & we do not care what people may think!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that's so interesting. I didn't know you could do that. Good luck! I'll be curious to hear how it goes.

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  2. I think that's a fantastic decision. I guess I didn't realize that there was a taboo against it in the adoption world. Either way, I think you should go for it! It is such a great bonding time and like you mentioned, so much better for the baby.

    I'm just now returning to work, but I hope to donate milk if I can build my supply up enough.

    Wishing you lots of luck!!

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  3. HI :)
    I think this is a good idea, BF is such a personal choice and I agree that whatever you and your DH find to be "The right thing" is the way you should try. Plus with how amazing you have been through all of your IF struggles, this adoption should go "ANYWAY YOU WANT IT TO GO"
    cheering you on sweets!!!!

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  4. I am so happy to see you share this. With our journey not going as expected, my mind wanders to adoption more often and this was a huge burden on my mind! I think breast feeding is so much better for the baby, both for health and your bonding with them. It's an experience usually missed by women that can't conceive and another thing to grieve over. I think its great you will try....

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  5. I agree with you!! I feel the same way and I have heard it has been done quite successfully. I hope it works out for you. I don't get the big deal since back in the day people would use wet nurses. Woman use to breast feed babies not their own all the time. I support you and plan on doing it myself if at all possible.

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  6. I think that's great! I didn't know it was so controversial to do this, but I think it's awesome you want to.

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  7. So you follow sarah? (call me mamma) She just started priming/pumping her boobs for her adoption in 50 days! Check out her blog http://callmemama.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/all-about-boobs/

    Maybe she can give you some tips/pointers/support!

    <3

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  8. That's great. I never really thought about it. I think I'd look into donation rather than try it myself but I guess it's something to research!

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  9. Good for you! So glad to know other people out there are trying this too :). I, too, was worried that people would think I was nuts, but luckily everyone's been supportive so far. Best of luck to you - I'll be following along and hoping you have success!

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  10. Like all the other posters I think that this is awesome and I wish you the best of luck.

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  11. This is so interesting! I'd never really thought about it, but, since I'm starting to feel more like adoption is our intended path, I talked with The Hubs about it. I think it's something I'd definitely like to look into more. It may be something I'd be interested in pursuing as well when the time comes!

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  12. Wow, I didn't even know this was possible! If it is, I say why not? It's supposed to be really good for the kid, so...

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