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If you had a baby post-menopause, would you still be able to breastfeed?

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spicemonster Wed 15-Jul-09 23:02:55

My friend's DH reckons not but I don't know whether you need the ovulating hormones to bf or whether the mere act of carrying a baby and giving birth would produce the hormones required. Obviously I am talking about women who have IVF with donor eggs to conceive. Just curious about the biology of it all.

moondog Wed 15-Jul-09 23:05:49

OOh, interesting.Never thought of this.
Presumably, yes as women can breastfeed for years and years.

spicemonster Wed 15-Jul-09 23:09:45

No, neither had I until he pronounced very confidently 'well of course, they wouldn't be able to breastfeed'. And then I realised I didn't know one way or the other. So annoying not to be able to slap him down

LeninGrad Wed 15-Jul-09 23:12:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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