Creating a Family has long had the most extensive resources available online for educating and supporting
adoptive moms and moms through surrogacy who want to breastfeed. Yesterday’s Creating a Family show is a great addition to our library of resources. I interviewed Alyssa Schnell, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and author of the new book Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances. I really like the book and her calm, reassuring, and most of all practical approach to adoptive and surrogacy breastfeeding.
Here’s the Freaky and Gross Part
As part of our resources we have two videos posted on our site and YouTube Channel.
Breastfeeding the Adopted Child has been viewed about 61,000 times with 22 comments. While many of the comments on this video (and the 17 on the Breastfeeding the Internationally Adopted Child video) are from folks who think it’s a great idea, I’d say the majority are from people who view adoptive breastfeeding as, hummm, how to put this delicately…perverted. Let’s just say that the words “gross” and “freaky” feature heavily in the comments.