The first time I ever heard of an adoptive mother being able to breastfeed her baby, I was about 12 years old. I was watching one of those, "Baby Story" type shows and a woman was using a supplemental nursing system (SNS) in order to stimulate her nipples so she could provide breast milk for her newly adopted son. I remember thinking, "How cool!" and being in awe of the human body and all that we are capable of.
Photo by Denise Punger
Interested in finding out more information on adoptive breastfeeding?
Dr. Jack Newman's section on adoptive breastfeeding