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A Successful Induction of Lactation in Surrogate Pregnancy with Metoclopramide and Review of Lactation Induction

By Elahe Mirzaaga, Arezoo Arabipoor, Mitra Frotan and Marzieh Shiva


In surrogate pregnancies genetic parents have little opportunity for early bonding with their infants,either prenatally (in utero) or during the immediate postnatal period. Procedures commonlyused to induce lactation include both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic methods, often incombination. Studies reporting induced lactation are sparse, due to the rarity of augmentedlactation. Here we report a case of lactation induction following a surrogate pregnancy. Othermethods that can be used to augment lactation are described below. We used metoclopramide inthis case due to the success rates reported in previous studies and case reports. Additionally, itis a well tolerated and safe agent

Topics: Surrogate, Pregnancy, Lactation, Metoclopramide, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Royan Institute
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:bd90f4df07be43b49a98180d5436cca5
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