Breastfeeding and milkThere are two objectives that are involved in breastfeeding an adopted baby. The first is getting your baby to breastfeed, and the other is producing enough breast milk.
There is more to breastfeeding than just milk, which is why many mothers are happy to feed without expecting to produce milk in the way the baby needs. It's the closeness and the bond breast feeding provides that many mothers look for.
Taking the breastEven though many feel the early introduction of bottles may interfere with breast feeding, the early introduction of artificial nipples can interfere a great deal. The sooner you can get the baby to the breast after birth, the better things will be.
Babies will however, require the flow from the breast in order to stay attached and continue to suck, especially if they are used to getting flow from a bottle or other method of feeding.