“I wanted to write about our adoptive breastfeeding story, and why it was (and still is) such a positive experience.
In our case Samuel was breastfed up to the date of his relinquishment. Having been breastfed by my mother until I was six, I was aware of the importance of breastfeeding during a time of stress or trauma. Breastfed children do not normally use an inanimate item (such as a blanket or stuffed animal) to comfort themselves. They often use the closeness that breastfeeding provides from their mother.
So, not only was my child taken away from his homeland, culture, language, and family (most importantly, his mother) – he was also stripped of the one action that provided him comfort.”
amazing. I always thought that if we adopt a child I would love to be able to nurse him/her. beautiful.