Induced lactation and exclusive breast milk feeding of adopted premature Twins

Kinga A. Szucs, Sherry E. Axline, Marc B. Rosenman

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The authors report the first published case of premature twins whose adoptive mother induced lactation. Both infants are receiving exclusively human milk (adoptive mothers milk) at 2 months of age. This remarkable achievement reflects careful planning by the adoptive mother beginning in the prenatal period, her active role during the infants hospital stay, and support from health care personnel and family members. Health care professionals are encouraged to support any adoptive mother who expresses interest in breastfeeding her infant(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • adopted children
  • breastfeeding
  • exclusive breastfeeding
  • multiple births
  • premature infants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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