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Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: A slight chance
There have been case reports of this being successful, but there are many factors.
If the woman has previously lactated, there is a better chance for success. It is unlikely induced lactation can be enough for all the infants needs. A nursing supplementor is often used. Even if milk is scant, the act of breastfeeding can provide bonding with the mother and infant.

In brief: A slight chance
There have been case reports of this being successful, but there are many factors.
If the woman has previously lactated, there is a better chance for success. It is unlikely induced lactation can be enough for all the infants needs. A nursing supplementor is often used. Even if milk is scant, the act of breastfeeding can provide bonding with the mother and infant.
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