Inducing lactation: a personal account after gestational 'surrogate motherhood' between sisters.

Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, The University of Melbourne, Victoria.
Breastfeeding review: professional publication of the Australian Breastfeeding Association 12/2001; 9(3):5-11.
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In Australia in 1988, Linda Kirkman gestated a baby for her sister, Maggie Kirkman (conceived using Maggie's ovum and IVF). During the pregnancy, a variety of means were used to stimulate lactation. After the birth, several women donated breastmilk as supplements to Maggie's supply. The paper discusses not only the induction of lactation, but the cooperation of women, that enabled a baby to be fed breastmilk exclusively for her first four months.

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