It is essential for Intended Parents to discourse the subject of breastfeeding with the Surrogate Mother prior to the birth. Surrogate Mothers may breastfeed the newborn during the first few hours ensuing birth if you desire.
However, if parents are apprehensive about creating a personalized bond with the baby by breastfeeding, arrangements with the Surrogate Mother should be thoroughly discussed during the contract stage.
Some women choose to breastfeed the baby concluded by induced lactation and complementary devices. Some Intended Parents invite the Surrogate Mother implement of piece of the Intended Mother’s clothing for the baby to become accustomed with their scent.
It is common for Intended Mothers to consent to the Surrogate mother breastfeeding the baby afore they begin nursing the child. This often helps diminish any complications with latching, as the baby develops a breastfeeding instinct.
What are the benefits of Surrogate Breastfeeding?
The pros and cons physically, financially, and emotionally are innumerable, but the definitive conclusion can only begin through open communication between the Intended Parent and the Surrogate Mother.
If you are considering asking you Surrogate Mother for this courtesy, keep in mind that it is a relatively enormous indulgence, and you should not feel rejected if she says decides that is not something she feels she can do. “Closed mouths do not get fed” so COMMUNICATION is key.
To enable and intercede in this delicate circumstance, you can use the resources of the agency who typically has trained professionals or former Surrogates Mothers of their staff, who can be referred on this issue and support or simplify the discussion without putting anyone on the spot.