I've seen a few posts about adoptive parents breast feeding but though everyone always seems interested, it seems most don't know too much about it, so I thought I'd share what I learned today.
I called a lactation specialist in my area. She made it sound quite easy actually. I know realistically, even pregnant women sometimes can't breast feed but the consultant made me feel much more optimistic about my chances. She said 30-40% of her clients are able to fully breast feed and most everyone else can at least partially breast feed.
I will schedule an appt to learn more once we are matched or at least once our home study is finalized, but she said it can be as simple as taking BCP for a month and then starting to use a breast pump. It will be hard with timing since she says you should start 1-2 months ahead and I know not all of us will have that luxury, but if we can at least provide some breast milk (even through a bottle), that'll make me happy since the health benefits have always been very important to me.
I'd be happy to hear success stories if there are any out there!