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    Default Someone breastfeeding your bub? What do you think?

    Even though I'm pro BF I definitely couldn't. I'd try everything possible to build my own supply and failing that I'd resort to formula.
    For me it's not just about the nutrients and antibodies but the bonding as well and I wouldn't be comfortable with it.

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    Would I let my child nurse from another woman to help boost her supply because her own baby wont latch? Probably not, not unless she has exhausted all other avenues, I would offer to help her literally as much as possible so she could focus 110% on building her supply.

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    Default Someone breastfeeding your bub? What do you think?

    Nope, wouldn't be comfortable with it at all. I wouldn't want her to form that kind of bond with anyone but me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    My first reaction (and I know this is probably not PC): low supply? Get a breast pump.
    I also don't know why she suggested that. She expresses two hourly but maybe that doesn't help increase her supply? I know I tried using a pump to help me do that but it hardly helped. And everyone says bubs best and her bub doesn't latch on.

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    Shouldn't she be focusing on why the baby isn't latching on?
    Will having a better supply help the baby latch on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Would I let my child nurse from another woman to help boost her supply because her own baby wont latch? Probably not, not unless she has exhausted all other avenues, I would offer to help her literally as much as possible so she could focus 110% on building her supply.
    Good point. She did say if she has more bm she would offer to my bub as ebm. But by latching my bub on he is already getting bm from her.

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    Default Someone breastfeeding your bub? What do you think?

    I would feed a good friends hungry baby and I would let a good friend feed my hungry baby. For supply I don't know if it would be a long term solution but as another has mentioned it helped someone they knew baby learn to latch properly.

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    Thanks for giving me your perspectives. I am at first excited that my bub can grt more bm as my supply is low but then I am in two minds, ESP after asking DH, he is totally no no.

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    I have happily donated my milk to another baby, but I have had actual nightmares about my baby being breastfed by somebody else. The thought really freaks me out. I have no idea why. I guess it's like some women are really possessive of their husbands, I'm super attached to my babies. But not my breastmilk once it's in a container; that's anybody's.

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    Default Someone breastfeeding your bub? What do you think?

    This really has me thinking, especially just after my first midwife appt yesterday, having just discussed options for feeding once bubs is born.
    I will definitely be unable to breast feed my baby this time and if I have another premmie baby I may need to utilise the milk bank to give all those natural antibodies. For the sake of my baby's health would I consider using a wet nurse... Hmmm, I'd like to think I could but emotionally I think it would destroy me. I already am mourning the loss of the ability to breast feed my own child but I have a good friend who wet nursed other children in hospital in the 70's and I always thought that was admirable...


 

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