Adoptive Breastfeeding


How to breastfeed without having given birth.

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Producer: Dr Irene Elia.
Year Produced: 1993
Running time: 18 minutes
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In this film the principle and practice of adoptive lactation is explained. It is possible for a woman to breast feed an adopted child without artificial hormones or other treatments, even if she has not given birth herself. If the milk is not sufficient, there are ways of supplementing it. The methods of achieving this are shown, and women talk about their experiences and the physical and psychological benefits are discussed. With notes.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.

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