Lactating women can make great candidates for becoming a surrogate because they are already experienced in pregnancy and childbirth. They may also have finished growing their own families, have enjoyed being pregnant and are willing and ready to help another person experience the joys of parenthood.
You can make up to $72,000 as a first time surrogate with the ConceiveAbilities $10,000 limited time bonus. Because we know moms like you make great surrogates, we prioritize your compensation.
Before becoming a surrogate, Breanna Allen joined the #MilkBankChallenge to donate her oversupply of breast milk to infants in need. “I know some women aren’t able to produce enough milk, or any at all, so it was truly an amazing experience to know I could help another mom with providing her baby with nourishment.” Through her involvement in the #MilkBankChallenge, Breanna learned more about surrogacy and made the decision to become a surrogate to help another family.
Do surrogates pump for their intended family? Not every surrogate will pump breastmilk for their intended family. Many intended parents and surrogates make the shared decision to pump breast milk for the baby. There are pros and cons to pumping as a surrogate. If a surrogate chooses to pump for her intended family, she will be compensated. Some surrogates choose to donate their excess supply to a local milk bank. Some surrogates opt to let their milk supply dry up.
As part of ConceiveAbilities Surrogate Care and Compensation Package, we offer fourth trimester postpartum support after a surrogate completes her surrogacy journey, including lactation and pumping support.
What is the fourth trimester? The fourth trimester refers to the first three months after birth. It is a time when there’s a lot of transition in both the mother’s personal life and of course, a newborn being in the world. what it means to a woman who has recently given birth in that period of time, what happens to her body and her postpartum recovery.
According to The Cleveland Clinic, lactation is the process of making human milk. Human milk is secreted through your mammary glands, which are located in your breasts. Lactation is hormonally driven and occurs naturally in people who are pregnant. It can also be induced in those who are not pregnant. Lactation will continue as long as milk is being removed from your breasts. The CDC has compiled breastfeeding and lactation information all in one convenient place for you to learn more.
There is a difference between lactation and breastfeeding. Lactation is the process of making breastmilk. Breastfeeding, or nursing, is the act of feeding a child directly from the breast, or chest feeding. The infant will latch on the breast and suckle to feed directly from the breast. Learn more about nursing basics from Webmd and these breastfeeding tips from FamilyDoctor.org.
Breast milk is often called liquid gold because of its high nutritional and immunity benefits. The World Health Organization (WHO) says breast milk is the ideal food for infants. Breast milk protects babies from diarrhea, asthma, ear infections, pneumonia and more. Not only does breast milk contain important antibodies that protect against many childhood illnesses, it also provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs for the first few months of life. The Cleveland Clinic shares even more benefits of breast milk.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively (no formula, juice, or water) for 6 months. After the introduction of other foods, it recommends continuing to breastfeed through the baby’s first year of life. As an infant grows, breast milk changes to meet the infant’s nutritional needs. Learn more about breast milk and nutrition at different stages.
Lactation is an important part of postpartum for both the woman and the baby. Not only can breastmilk can help the infant, it also has benefits to the woman including having a lower risk for the following:
During pumping or breastfeeding, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin, which helps your uterus contract and return to its pre-pregnant size more quickly, as well as helping to reduce postpartum bleeding.
It takes a village, and there’s lots of help for you as you embark on breastfeeding or pumping. Don’t be discouraged if you are finding lactation, breastfeeding or pumping challenging, there is help:
More questions about lactation? Learn more about frequently asked questions about breastfeeding, breast milk and breastfeeding.
Lactating women have many qualities that make them excellent surrogates. Lactating women have already demonstrated their ability to carry a pregnancy to term, and give birth to a healthy baby. They have recently experienced pregnancy and childbirth, which can make them more comfortable with the physical and emotional aspects of the surrogacy process. Their familiarity with the challenges and changes that come with pregnancy can be reassuring for both the surrogate and intended parents.
5 Basic requirements to be a surrogate:
There are many ways to increase milk production.
The best way to stop lactation is to slow down your feeding or pumping schedule to gradually slow your breast milk production. There are many resources available to help you suppress lactation. Check out WebMD’s How to Dry Up Your Milk Supply.
It is possible to induce lactation without giving birth. Adoptive parents, intended parents Read from the La Leche League International article about how non-gestational mothers are able to lactate to provide nutrition to their child.
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Everyone can play a role in the 2023 #MilkBankChallenge and earn rewards. Create a Customized Share Link and text, email and share on your social channels with potentially lactating women. For each person in your community who enters their email to learn more about the #MilkBankChallenge, you earn a $5 reward and so do they!
Learn more about the #MilkBankChallenge and how ConceiveAbilities is helping women continue their lactation journey while helping replenish milk banks across America.
Milkify freeze dries your breast milk and turns it into a powder. It is a game changer for shipping and for storage, increasing breast milk shelf life to three years.
MAMMaway Freeze It Flat offers a great solution for breast milk storage. Created by a working mom, It holds up to four bags of breast milk at a time saving 30% more space in your freezer, allowing moms to feed their children even while they are away.
Milk Stork is the world’s only breast milk travel solution. Inspired by all the breastfeeding super moms who work and travel. Milk Stork helps ship efficiently so moms can provide their babies with the best possible nutrition.
Cookies Then Milk create lactation cookies and other mixes are specially designed to enhance breast milk production in lactating women. Each mix contains a blend of 3 key ingredients proven to support lactation: Whole Oats, Flaxseed and Brewer's Yeast. When combined with your favorite cookie dough ingredients you have a delicious, nutritious, milk enhancing cookie!
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