View Poll Results: Would you bf for another's baby?
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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I would, and I have
I was a surrogate mom, and I gave birth in May to a baby girl. I nursed her in the hospital,and I pumped milk for her and shipped it from here in IL to NY where she lives!

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #12
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Yes, in fact I have before! I wouldn't mind if someone I knew nursed my baby either.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:35 AM   #13
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I would have no problem feeding a hungry baby.
I pumped and saved for my friend when she was sick and on medication. Her son is 2 weeks older than my middle son.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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Re: Would you BF someone else's baby?

b****** still hurts enough that I'd only do it if absolutely necessary. I'd sooner pump. And I'd make SURE I had the mom's ok. (when my dd was a day old, my mom tried letting her suck to settle her down - it didn't help and I hate to say it, but I was a little jealous. Now, tho, I think I'd be ok with the idea. A few hours to myself not having to worry about her not eating would be AWESOME!)

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No jealousy here. IMO it is just like a bottle. I would HOPE that someone would feed my baby if they were hungry, and I wasn't available!
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #16
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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...
And, we did do it in this country. Back during segregation, prior to the 60's many black nannies were wet nurses to white children.

It has only become cliche in the last 45 years. IDK why????
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I would no problem, but I have problems with my supply so I have to supplement. I have a friend who has a very umm plush milk supply and I would accept her milk for ds in a heartbeat, but I'm too chicken to ask.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:42 AM   #18
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I don't think I'd have a problem with it either. My Dr actually told me his wife and their close friend used to do that when their babies were little. One mom would leave her baby with the other mom, so she could run errands, and the other mom would nurse while she was out.
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Yes, but not in the situation you're describing. Breastfeeding is something I have worked very hard to be able to do, and I wouldn't be ok with further taxing my body because someone else didn't want to put effort into doing it for their own baby.
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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.
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