Lou-Li-Ro (598 days ago) Of course, do it if you feel fine about. It`s a compliment to you that she asked, but only do it if you feel comfortable about it. there is absolutely nothing strange about it. It`s just wet-nursing. I like Lookalike`s response: `It takes a village..` - there`s not enough of that kind of community/family spirit in the world these days!
Bri (598 days ago) I`d do it. Actually I HAVE! A friend wasn`t producing enough, she also was going through a rough time so I cared for her four month old and nursed both him and my second son. There`s nothing wrong with it. It was an awesome gift that I would do again and again!
mross615 (598.2 days ago) Obviously if her baby was hungry and I had no other choices but to feed the baby or starve it I would definately feed her. I think I just found the request unusual and invisioned someone other than my baby nursing it is just weird I guess. But more and more I think about it and really its not that weird it is natural. But I opted to pump my own milk for her baby. I do it for preemies and sick babies anyways. I`m just going to keep the breastfeeding solely to my baby that is our bond :)
momzie (598.2 days ago) I think it is less weird reading that you are a certified milk donor. If it were my baby, I would be worried about someone else`s body fluids since those can carry disease, but if you`ve been tested and certified, why not?
Baby Bliss (598.2 days ago) I would pump and feed the baby but not breastfeed. Guess it just seems odd to me.
canadababy (598.4 days ago) If you don`t feel comfortable with it, I wouldn`t. Will the baby take a bottle? Maybe she won`t and that`s why she asked you in the first place?
A.Love::K.Alexander (598.7 days ago) I`d do it if someone asked me to I have loads of milk. But I`d never let anyone else nurse my baby.
jessynessy (598.7 days ago) I`d do it and wouldn`t think twice. It`s a natural thing and I think it`s awesome that your friend thinks so highly of you and trust you enough with something like that. I think feeling weird about it isn`t a big deal and if you don`t want to, don`t. But I think you should take it as a compliment, if nothing else.
california-mom (598.7 days ago) I would nurse another moms baby (ONLY at their request and itd have to be that kind of circumstance) but I would never ask or let another mom nurse my baby. I guess thats weird but thats my opinion.
Holly28 (598.7 days ago) I`d have no problems having someone else`s baby drink my milk but actually breastfeeding another person`s baby seems kinda weird. At least, here in our north american culture. I mean, wet nurses were around for thousands of years and I am thinking may still be around in other cultures.
leagia (598.7 days ago) oh just saw you solved your problem! That`s awesome you have so much milk to give :) you are a great friend!
leagia (598.7 days ago) I personally wouldn`t because I would just feel uncomfortable about it...I think. I`ve never actually done it so I dunno, it might be completely normal feeling. I think society these days finds it creepy, I don`t think that in the history of mankind it is actually `creepy`. But she should really pump during that time since she will most likely be engorged anyways, and she wouldn`t want her supply to dip. Then she can take the bottles to you during her moving and packing.
mross615 (598.7 days ago) Yeah I am a certified milk donor so other babies get my milk but to physically feed another persons baby is weird. I definately don`t want my baby sucking on another woman. Hmmm I guess I could always pump and give her my milk that way. I think I just solved my own problem. Lol
RickettsRules (598.7 days ago) I agree, there is nothing wrong with breastfeeding someone else`s child. But personally, Dude, that`s creepy! I wouldn`t want another babies mouth on my boobs, and there`s no way I would want my own baby drinking from someone else`s boobs! I know all about wet nurses, and `back in the day`, and tribal villagers all feeding each others kids, but honestly, it just does not sit well with me. If someone asked me to do that I would tell them no way! I agree, she should pump some milk for you to bottle feed, or just give the baby some formula that day! She must really trust and love you to ask you to do that!
Lookalike (598.7 days ago) I don`t see why not, getting breast milk from a different woman would giver even better resistance to germs and sickness and lots of other cultures do it all the time. It takes a village...
hazebeyond (598.7 days ago) I agree with Mumbo. It`s natural and everyone knows back in the day well-to-do ladies hired women to breastfeed their babies for them. There`s nothing wrong with it (as long as you`re not taking drugs and so on and so forth), but I would feel uncomfortable breastfeeding someone else`s baby, even my sister or a close friend. I`d ask her to pump a bottle, come back to give her a feed (depending how far away she`ll be) or ask if she`s agreeable to a single feed of formula while you`re looking after her.