All Intended Parents dream of the best for their baby to be which is why they care so much about what their surrogate does during the pregnancy. What she eats, where she works, where she travels, what she's exposed to and how she is handling the pregnancy. It's natural to want to continue the trend and want the best nutrition for their baby. Can the Intended Mother can provide her own breast milk? Lets talk about inducing lactation:

Lactation involves two hormones. Prolactin is considered the milk-making hormone while oxytocin is the hormone responsible for releasing breast milk. Both of these hormones are controlled by the pituitary gland and are therefore not ovarian hormones. This means that even a woman who has undergone a hysterectomy can induce lactation.

Inducing lactation can take anywhere from 5 days to 4 months, so expecting mothers often begin to induce lactation during the third trimester of a surrogate pregnancy. Inducing lactation should only be attempted with the guidance of a pediatrician, lactation consultant and/or doctor.

Breastfeeding a baby delivered by a surrogate birth should thus be viewed as a bonding experience. Mothers should not worry about the amount of milk produced, but rather focus on the benefits of the closeness which breastfeeding brings.

The above information was gathered from Surrogacy and Breastfeeding: Inducing Lactation. You can also visit Infertility Answers, LLC - All About Breast Milk for information on shipping and storing breast milk. Below are a few other sites you might consider visiting as well!

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Ask Lenore ~ Breastfeeding ~ Induced Lactation ~ Introduction to the Protocols for Induced Lactation

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Author's Bio: 

Sharon LaMothe is the Co-Founder of Infertility Answers, Inc., the Creator of Surrogacy 101 (the blogs), and Owner of LaMothe Services, LLC and writes about starting an agency in the blog 'The Agency Angle' . (New in 2/09) Sharon owned and operated Surrogacy Consultants of Florida, LLC, the first successful independent surrogacy agency in Florida, with her partner for over 5 years. Sharon is also a Co-Founder of Egg Donor & Surrogacy Professional Association (EDSPA) and currently holds the Surrogacy Chair. She is also a member of the Women's Health Forum and serves on the Parents Via Egg Donation Advisory Boards as well as being a member of the ASRM. Having been a Gestational Surrogate, Sharon gave birth to twin girls in March of 2000 for a Florida couple, and in January 2005, gave birth to girl/boy twins for a same sex New York couple. Sharon's educational background includes a Social Service major which encompassed classes in Crisis Identification and Intervention, Interviewing and Counseling, Communication in Groups and Organizations. Sharon is married with two children and currently resides in Seattle, WA.