(Closed) Shared nursing

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Member
1716 posts
Bumble bee

0.o

Ewww, I wouldnt even let my identical twin sister do it. Mostly due to the fact I dont know everyone medical history, or what they are or are not ingesting.

Post # 4
Hostess
3381 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t because I believe that it’s a bonding moment between mother and child.  That said, I would consider shared nursing if I didn’t have enough milk because of the health benefits against infection of breast feeding versus formula.  That, or hope to use a milk bank, though I know they’re mainly for preemies.

Post # 6
Member
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

how would a grandmother even get the milk production started to nurse a baby? I mean I wouldn’t do it, but this doesn’t even seem biologically possible unless the grandmother had her own baby around the same time as the mom. As for shared nursing, I wouldn’t do that. I might use a friends milk in a bottle, but nursing is something for a mother and child…

Post # 7
Hostess
3381 posts
Sugar bee

@WoodenShoes:  This is a good point. I thought the same thing “is it even possible?!?!”.  And now you’ve mentioned it, definitely do breast milk in a bottle rather than full on nursing. Why didn’t I think of that? Think I’m having one of those days.

Post # 8
Hostess
3381 posts
Sugar bee

@BoiledPNut:  And yeh, very creepy.  But if it were for the benefit of the child then that’d be my priority.

Post # 10
Member
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would not personally have someone else nurse my baby but then again it may be because I have too much milk. That would leave me a little uncomfortable! I have had other people offer me their baby to nurse as they have to little and I have to much. I would only consider that if it could be a regular thing as that would leave me with even more milk. So far that has never happened as the baby would need to live right next door for logistical reasons. I have let friends take my extra breast milk out of the freezer  when they couldn’t  produce enough. I would never use it as I catch 14oz while baby is nursing on one side. We never made it to both breasts 🙁

My Gram always told me I was created to be a wet nurse lol. Personally I would probably feel kind of weird having someone else nurse my child but if there was a little motherless nicu baby that needed nursing I could so see doing that! It is an interesting topic and I am curious what others will have to say! 

Post # 11
Member
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yeah, definitely not. I don’t want kids, but something about that weirds me out. 

Post # 13
Member
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh I wondered how a grandmother could nurse too? I know I can’t be around babies long or my milk comes back in but I also know I am like 1 in a 1000. How would this work for normal people? Tehee I guess  I WAS created to be a wet nurse :p

Post # 15
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i would if it were absolutely needed (like either of us being majorly sick–think cancer type deal, or low supply, etc). I mean i wouldn’t sit around and play pass the breastfeeding baby.

and babies find a lot of comfort in the breast, i wouldnt want to deny them that becausei was squeamish (which i’m not….no matter how you look at it, it IS an act between ‘mother and child’)

Post # 16
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1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No

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