A WOMAN who has never been pregnant has explained how proud of herself she is after managing to breastfeed her son for the past six weeks.
Caitlin and wife Leah welcomed son Oakley into the world six weeks ago, and have been keeping fans updated along their motherhood journey on their social media pages.
Leah carried Oakley, but Caitlin decided to try and induce lactation so that she could breastfeed the tot when the time came.
She started in August, and shared an update on her TikTok page, as she began: "I have never been pregnant but I am breastfeeding our son.
"A lot of you guys have been asking how my induced lactation journey has been going and I haven’t updated you in a while, so I thought I’d do a quick update for you guys.
"So Oakley is now six weeks old and I have been breastfeeding him, alongside Leah, for the past six weeks.
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"We both have full supplies so we’ve been making quite a lot of milk.
"I’m actually really shocked but also really proud of myself that I’ve been able to get a full supply when I’ve never been pregnant, and I’m actually keeping up with Leah, so I’m really quite proud of myself for that."
Caitlin continued to reveal that she and Leah are both hoping to breastfeed Oakley up until he's six months old, if possible.
According to Netmums, you should speak to a GP, health professional or a breastfeeding counsellor before attempting to induce lactation.
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They will help come up with a plan to induce lactation, which can sometimes be helped along with hormone medication, and expressing.
"Most women will start an expressing regime around two months before their baby arrives," the experts at Netmums said.
It's commonly used by same-sex parents or adoptive mothers keen to breastfeed their baby.
"That’s so awesome! my mum induced lactation for my little brother through adoption," one person commented on the vidoe.
"Oakley is the luckiest baby," another said.
"Love both of you and i'm also so proud."
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