Breast feeding of adopted infants

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.188b (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:188
  1. Padraig Kramer
  1. Senior house officer York District Hospital, York YO3 7HE

    EDITOR,--Tony Waterston gives advice on how to induce lactation when a woman wishes to breast feed a baby adopted from birth.1 I am surprised that the only pharmacological method mentioned is stimulation of the let down reflex with oxytocin nasal spray. Although the exact method of inducing lactation in the study that Waterston quotes was not specified, at least 54% of the nursing mothers had to give supplementary feeds.2 This may well be adequate in the …

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