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Old 03-24-2011, 02:06 PM   #11
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It is absolutely fine. The body will notice the increase in nursing and change the content of the milk appropriately. For more info, see LLL or Kellymom.

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Honestly I would definately ask my ped or naturopath about this. The milk that my body produced for a newborn after I would pump and it would all settle out was about half fat, half milk. If I look at my milk now that DS is a year there is just a small layer of fat across the top and the color is much different as well. I think that nutritionally the milk is very different.
Most peds know next to nothing about the mechanics of BFing. Better to talk to LLL or a LC.
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Why is the 5yr old still nursing is my question- what is the benifit?
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I figured it was better than formula! The baby will have the colostrum and the bio moms milk for the first week or so. Bio mom will also be offering to pump and ship.
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Re: Is it OK to feed a newborn BM that is made for a 5 yr old?

I would agree with the lady about asking the LC or LLL. I just remember being told not to freeze my breastmilk or plan to use it too long after being frozen because the needs of a 6 month old are different than a 1 month old. So, I'd be interested in your question, too. It is amazing how your body can adjust to things, but I'd make sure from someone who knows if it will be adjusting the way it truly needs to be.
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It sounds brilliant to me! It seems like hte body will adjust to the needs of the baby, especially if she is breastfeeding directly, not only pumping. As long as weight gain is good... I would say great. If you think about it, this is basically what a wet-nurse is. A mother that was still bfing their child (generally now an older child) who would take over bfing duties from the mother. And even better if the baby can get colostrum from the birth mother as well!
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