Induction of lactation in the intended mother of a surrogate pregnancy

F. P. Biervliet, S. D. Maguiness, D. M. Hay, S. R. Killick, Stephen Atkin

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Abstract

A case of a successful induction of lactation in a commissioning mother of a surrogate pregnancy is reported. Induction of lactation was achieved with oral metoclopramide which was well tolerated. Alternative methods to induce lactation are reviewed. The advantages of breast-feeding and the relative ease with which lactation can be induced after a surrogate pregnancy would suggest that this could be offered to all commissioning mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Induction of lactation
  • Metoclopramide
  • Surrogacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Biervliet, F. P., Maguiness, S. D., Hay, D. M., Killick, S. R., & Atkin, S. (2001). Induction of lactation in the intended mother of a surrogate pregnancy. Human Reproduction, 16(3), 581-583.