Since I first realized that I actually want children, it’s been a no-brainer that I’ll breastfeed them. Of course, many women don’t – and that’s their prerogative; I’m not here to judge other women who don’t breastfeed.
So as long as all goes well, I’ll be my baby’s primary food source. But recently, I started wondering what I’d do if all didn’t go as planned, which is when my wife and I first began to talk about co-nursing – something I never even knew was an option.
It has since become a legitimate conversation we’re having. We’ve talked about the benefits of both of us nursing, and we’ve discussed just how Sara would go about producing breast milk after not being pregnant. We’ve researched natural ways to induce lactation, and we’ve looked into the medical ways to get her milk flowing. We also found out that many adoptive mothers breastfeed.
So, the wife and I got seriously thinking about this whole co-nursing thing. And we’ve come up with some reasons why we’re considering this. Check ‘em out after the jump!
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