Our daughter was adopted at birth... I tried to breastfeed her. I am glad I did, I enjoyed it although I never got a supply going.
It creeped people out I think...but whatever Even my husband.
The best things I think are to rent a hosptial grade pump 6 weeks or so beforehand if you have that kind of lead time...for sure a SNS device and lots and lots of time.
I am that total cliche adoptive mommy who after years of ifert treatment (5 IVFs and 5 losses) adopted and a year later was pregnant.
I struggled with breastfeeding our son (supply issues) probably connected to my Infert. so I think thats why I never got a supply with JLK. But now having done both formula and breastfeeding...the bonding is no different at all.
I might not try again with our next child since I will have 2 little ones and trying to adoptive breastfeed is time consuming...But I will for sure bottle feed topless and be the only one to feed the baby for the first 3 months..That meant the most to me...way more than having her latch on...
Just my 2 cents...
ANd here is the site I found most helpful to start with...even called her on the phone..
She has a adoptive breastfeeding section a little ways down