View Poll Results: Would you bf for another's baby?
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Would you BF someone else's baby?

This was a discussion on a yahoo group I'm in, and I was just wondering what everyone's outlook on it is.

My SIL is pregnant again. She didn't bf her first because she "just never got the hang of it" and I want to offer to start saving all of my pumped bm for her. I wouldn't mind bfing for her if there was a temporary reason why she couldn't or something. In fact a friend of mine is watching my kids tonight and I have no problems if she would need to nurse my dd.

So what's everyone's take on it?

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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I would have no problem feeding a hungry baby.
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Re: Would you BF someone else's baby?

imo, it's a personal bond and i would be very jealous if someone bf my child.

eta: to answer the q...no i wouldn't bf another's baby... however, i would offer to pump the milk if it was an emergency.
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I would definetly do it if a baby needed it! No questions asked.
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I sure would! And, if my babe needed to be nursed and I had a sister/friend that could do it, I would want them to.
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imo, it's a personal bond and i would be very jealous if someone bf my child.

eta: to answer the q...no i wouldn't bf another's baby... however, i would offer to pump the milk if it was an emergency.
this would be my response totally... i would pump/feed for another baby no problem.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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I would definitely in an emergency and probably just so someone else could go out for a few hours on her own if she wanted or needed it. I would let someone else nurse my baby if the situation arose too. I am actually giving some of my pumped milk to a friend for her baby. If I was watching a BFed baby and he/she was inconsolable, and I thought it would help, I'd pull my boobie out pretty quick!
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Re: Would you BF someone else's baby?

I was gonna start something like this b/c I saw this morning that Salah Hiak (spelling prolly way off) did it for another baby in Africa! They have the highest infant mortality rate b/c dads want the moms to stop bfing b/c it is against culture to have sex with a bfing women! So, she took this 1 week old baby and started feeding it to show everyone how great it is to bfed!! There is a vidoe somewhere on the web that shows her bfing the baby!!
I think it is an awesome thing! I had thought about it before and prolly would for relative but not sure about a stranger!!
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I voted other.'

I see breastfeeding as a personal bond. When babies are so keen to smell, they might even refuse to nurse from someone else.... Even helping out in the beginning, I see can cause issues later on when baby is trying to nurse with mom.

I donated my breastmilk to an adoptive mom of a newborn. She couldn't nurse herself, even with taking meds to make her lactate. It just wouldn't work for her. She used a tube system and the baby nursed from her but the tube was also in the baby's mouth so they got the breastmilk in a nursing manner, from their own mom.
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I have told people that you could BF someone else's baby. They were always like Ewww...My response was that they do it all over the world. We are the only people who think it is gross or weird. Both my children have been bf by someone else once. When i had to get away or needed a break. It takes a village you know...
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