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Can some adoptive mothers induce lactation to breastfeed their adoptive infants?

I had always thought that the options for breastfeeding an adoptive infant were to hire wet nurses or retrieve breast milk from milk banks (otherwise adoptive infants were fed by baby formula). It ...
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Name of medicine specialty dealing with lactation

What is the name of the medicine specialty that studies female breast in the context of breastfeeding and lactation?
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If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate?

If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate and breastfeed their children if the mother is not present to do so?