Praeclarus Press
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Breastfeeding Without Birthing 
Breastfeeding without Birthing is an essential guide to breastfeeding for mothers through adoption, surrogacy, and other special circumstances. All breastfeeding-without-birthing mothers who wish to provide their own milk for their baby will learn the tools and techniques for inducing lactation without pregnancy and birth. Throughout the book, mother’s stories–including the author’s own stories–help to bring the concepts to life.  

What a wonderful book for breastfeeding mothers!... Alyssa has pulled together all the best information from many corners into one very readable and accessible resource…. Breastfeeding Without Birthing will be your companion as you work through the steps toward your breastfeeding relationship.  

Diana West, BA, IBCLC
Author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery
Co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk 
and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition
Alyssa Schnell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) working in private practice, and a La Leche League Leader. She is the proud mother of three breastfed children: two by birth and one by adoption.  

Blog by: White Sugar, Brown Sugar, June 27, 2013

Breastfeeding...Without Birthing?
Once upon a time...

I was going to breastfeed without birthing.

It started with baby #1. I asked questions, but I really didn't get much support. People thought it was WEIRD. Even adoptive mamas. It was hush-hush. I was embarrassed. Why did I have the inkling or urge to breastfeed when I didn't give birth?

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