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    My friends back 'home' were all feeding at the sake time and all said we were happy to feed if anyone wanted! Quite a nice gift I think! a little girly pact!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I haven't but I would, with the mothers permission.

    Has anyone else seen the footage of Salma Hayek breastfeeding a hungry little bubba in an African orphanage? It made me cry, good on her.
    Oh god that clip makes me absolutely bawl. Love it.
    I haven't but would if a baby needed me.

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    I would but I haven't.

    I'd be okay with my baby being breast fed by someone if my baby needed to be baby sat & refused a bottle.

    I've been in the frustrating situation of having a baby in my care that had only ever even tried a bottle once prior (unsuccessfully!) & I had her for 6 hours. She got pretty peeved at me when I breast fed jasper. Though that actually helped her take the bottle a little was 'tandem feeding' holding jasper (18 months) & her (6months) and she saw him feeding & she finally took a little milk.

    But I kept thinking how much easier it would have been to just breast feed her. But I didn't know her mum well enough to suggest/ask.

    It wasn't too bad, I had her once a week and over the following weeks she got more onto solids & loved water from a straw cup so her not really taking a bottle for those 6 hours wasn't dire.

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    I haven't, but I would... were it not for other women probably freaking out about it.

    It'd be someting I'd not feel weird about doing...

    BUT... I'm a bit of a hypocrite cos I'd probably feel weird if someone did it to my baby. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Has anyone else seen the footage of Salma Hayek breastfeeding a hungry little bubba in an African orphanage? It made me cry, good on her.
    I just googled it, made me cry too, so beautiful!

    Back on topic.... I have never breastfed anyone elses bub but have often imagined what it would be like. I would definitely do it in an emergency and would be fine with some one feeding DS.

    I was sharing a small couch with another BF mum at daycare today and when we got up to switch sides so our babies heads wouldn't clink, we joked that it would be much easier just to swap babies

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    I haven't but I would no problem

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    Yes.

    My best friend went to hospital by ambulance and left her 6 week old baby with me, along with a brand new bottle and a tin of formula. It was 42 degrees that day. She was due for a feed 1/2 an hour after her mum left. I tried the bottle for two hours. I then got dh to take her out to his air conditioned car and he tried for over an hour before she fell asleep, without feeding. I tried ringing her mum, but the phone was off due to her being in hospital. She slept for about 45mins before waking and screaming. I got dh to attend to her and made up a fresh bottle. He tried for an hour before he said he couldn't take any more. I tried calling her mum but the phone was still off, and tried to bottlefeed for a further 1/2 an hour. By that stage, my bra was soaked as I had let down multiple times and both the baby and I were pretty distressed. I made the decision to feed her and just not tell her mum. Then peace fell over the house.

    A few hours later, I fed her again as I just couldn't face trying to bottlefeed her. In between I fed my 12mo as well.

    When my friend finally returned I was quite upset because I was sure she would be angry if I told her. However, I decided it was her child and I had to tell her the truth. She said that she did feel a bit funny about it, but she knew I hadn't taken the decision lightly and that given the heat and both of our distress levels she understood why. After we both sat and had a cold drink and it had sunk in, she said that given time to think about it, she was glad that she had left her baby with someone that was able to comfort her the way she needed and she also knew my health history so wasn't concerned.

    That very stubborn 6 week old is now a very very stubborn 3.5yo who to this day usually gets what she wants. She never did end up taking a bottle despite many attempts, and went on to sippy cups of formula at 8months when her mum gave up breastfeeding. That day was the only time I have breastfed another person's baby, but I must say, doing it did not feel weird at all. In fact it felt right. The only thing that was weird was looking down to see dark hair instead of blonde.

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    I'd be terrible in a place like that! I'd be like, how many of you can I fit on?! How generous of her! Beautiful!


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    I haven't had to before but I would in a heartbeat if it was needed. I'm going to google that salma Hayek thing in the morning. I'll keep the tissues handy!

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    I haven't but I would.


 

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