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Old 07-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #71
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I would definitely nurse a close friend or family member's baby if they asked.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #72
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Yup. I would nurse any baby if someone needed me to, emergency or not. I also would be fine with another (healthy) woman nursing my ds if needed for some reason.

eta: on the intimate note... I don't find it very intimate. I feel close to my baby when I nurse him, but I get the same feelings when I give him a bottle too. And I felt the same when I spoon fed my older ds. So I guess it's not the breastfeeding itself that gives me the warm fuzzies as just meeting the needs of the baby in general.

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:22 PM   #73
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I would nurse any baby, any time. Family, friend, or stranger.

I'd also allow another woman (obviously either family or close friend - and even stranger if I had proof of clean medical history) nurse my child. I have PCOS and with that comes a chronic low milk supply. Until 6 months we supplemented with donor milk. Levi received milk from 12 mama's both in a bottle and he was also wet-nursed.


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your story made me cry. you are so strong to stick it out to get your supply built up, and also to go against that social stigma of donated milk. i only wish EOF was around when my dd was born, or that i was more connected to the AP community then. my baby was never able to nurse, and i had a very, very meager supply. i received one time donations from two wonderful mamas, but she was still mostly FF. the fact that she couldn't nurse was devastating, then that i couldn't produce milk made it even worse. the fact that she had to be FF was just the last straw. i felt so defeated, and i still grieve for the loss of our nursing relationship. maybe one day i will have another little one to nurse. until then i thank you mamas who donate your milk it is SO appreciated! and i encourage those struggling with the dilemma of whether or not to feed donated milk to DO IT if you feel it is right, despite what the people around you think. if a mama decides not to use donated milk that it should be YOUR choice, don't let anyone pressure you either way.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:54 AM   #74
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Re: Would you nurse someone else's baby?

I would and have--it is not a big deal. Babies get hungry, they need to eat.
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I would. My aunt nursed me while my mother worked for the first year of my life. My cousin is 3 months older so we were close in age. My other aunt nursed my younger brother. (my mom also nursed my cousins). My cousin nursed another cousins daughter. I'm sure if I lived back home I'd be nursing my cousins babies and they mine.

My sister puts her kids on formula right away and I'm sure her dh would be grossed out by me nursing my nephews.
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Absolutely!

And I also wish our babysitter (a good friend) could BF my daughter instead of having to give her tiny bits of milk from a medicine dropper. She refuses to take bottles. Ugh.
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Would nurse another baby If it was nessesary and the mom asked. I would also give dd donated milk if I wasn't able to provide for her.
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I would nurse any baby, any time. Family, friend, or stranger.

I'd also allow another woman (obviously either family or close friend - and even stranger if I had proof of clean medical history) nurse my child. I have PCOS and with that comes a chronic low milk supply. Until 6 months we supplemented with donor milk. Levi received milk from 12 mama's both in a bottle and he was also wet-nursed.

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Re: Would you nurse someone else's baby?

Sure I would.
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