FAQ on Adoption Series: Birth Mothers and Breast Feeding

Adoption, Birth Mothers

Can a birth mother breastfeed the baby if she is planning on placing the baby for adoption?

Absolutely.  Some birth parents desire to provide the baby with the colostrum or initial breast milk after birth because of the health benefits.  Breastfeeding is another way of bonding with the baby.  Bonding with a baby is important for a healthy release when placing a child for adoption.  If a birth mother chooses to breastfeed, this is not necessarily an indication that she has changed her mind about placement.


If you have any questions about the adoption process, you can easily contact us at Adoption & Beyond and we will be happy to help.

Interested in learning more about Placing Your Child for Adoption in Kansas and Missouri?  Check out our entire guide here.

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Meet Steffany Aye, the heart behind Adoption & Beyond since its inception in 1998. Fueled by a deep passion for supporting both birth and adoptive parents, Steffany's journey as an adoptive parent has continued the foundation for this non-profit adoption agency.

Drawing from more than 25 years of dedicated experience, Steffany and her team are committed to crafting warm, thriving families through child-centered adoptions. Their inclusive services, free from any form of discrimination, reflect Steffany's unwavering dedication to the beautiful tapestry of adoption.

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