Yes, but I'd probably be more comfortable doing it for family or close friends.
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12-08-2015 16:47 #21
12-08-2015 17:01 #22
I'd feed another baby if the mother asked no probs and in an emergency I'd say I'd be fine with another mum feeding my child. Never had it come up tho but fairly sure I'd be fine with it.
This must have come up on DHs Facebook last night cos he asked me the same thing and I said to him that it's nobodies business but the two families involved, so if it's fine for them then yep, it's ok. He looked at me like I had two heads but his ideas change when in the situation comes up. He thought it'd be weird to BF a child over one but then was the most supportive one of keeping on feeding DS1 when he weaned at 19 months as he realised as long as everyone is happy there's nothing wrong
12-08-2015 17:10 #23
I wouldn't feel comfortable having anyone else BF my baby. I feel like it's *my* role and even now as I thought about my answer, imagining another woman, even a friend or relative, connecting on such a primal level with my own baby just makes me feel very uneasy; I desperately yearned to BF my 2 but struggled with attachment issues and never made it past a week with either of them, so it's probably a sore spot for me personally.
However, I am certainly not opposed to the notion and think if someone felt Ok with it with their own children, it's actually a very beautiful, natural gesture between mothers.
Hypothetically, If I were able to and the circumstances warranted it, I would feed someone else's baby. I loved the little breastfeeding I was able to do with my own, it was possibly the single most pure and beautiful experience I've ever had.
12-08-2015 17:15 #24
12-08-2015 17:16 #25
Yes I would, and I have.
12-08-2015 17:23 #26Junior Member
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Yes I would and have. I breastfeed my best friends son who was born 2 weeks after my daughter. She was rush to hospital and needed a blood transfusion, refused to take a bottle an at 1am I heard a knock at the door from her mother with him screaming asking if I would nurse him. My husband was uncomfortable with it at first but I didnt have an issue with it.
12-08-2015 18:04 #27
~Marigold~, you made me cry a little bit...
I wasn't able to feed my DS directly either (inverted nipples) - I have exclusively expressed and given him EBM ... coming to the end of it now. I would have found it really hard to watch DS breastfeed from someone else - my heart would have broken a little bit I think... I wanted to breastfeed, but couldn't.
Completely happy for other people to do whatever they're comfortable with, but I personally would have found it too hard to have my DS breastfeed from another mum... ;( Maybe that's selfish of me... I don't know. It never came up, but I think I would have found it too hard. Just my two cents worth.
12-08-2015 18:13 #28
Yes I would. Would I let someone else feed my child? Probably not.
12-08-2015 18:21 #29
I wouldn't have an issue bfing a friend's child if she asked me to (note if she asked - I would *never* do so without it).
Bar my child physically starving, no I would not be ok with anyone else bfing my child. It's not that I find it gross. It's an emotional thing for me. It would not be anywhere near ok for another woman to fulfill such an important, primal need for my child.
12-08-2015 18:23 #30
I would if it was needed
I dont think I could be a traditional wet nurse though. Imagine how sore they must have been!
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