(Closed) Would you feed your baby another woman's breast milk?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you feed your baby another woman's breast milk?

    Yes

    No

    Depends

  • Post # 77
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Funny story, my sisters Mother-In-Law was babysitting my niece and her other (twin) granddaughters. One of the other babies had to use a feeding tube, and they accidentally put my sister’s milk into the other babies feeding tube! The Mother-In-Law and SIL were worried what my sis would say, but in the end everyone had a good laugh over it.

    All this to say I think it is so awesome that your friend offered to do this! Has your hubby gotten on board with it? Inquiring minds would like to know! 🙂

    Post # 78
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yeah, I would consider it. When I get pregnant and if I have an oversupply, I would totally donate it.  If my friend or sister had an oversupply and have a healthy life style, I would feed it to my baby.  Or at least try one feeding and see if my baby will take it. 

    Post # 79
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    As long as I knew the giver of the breast milk was healthy and ate healthy/didn’t smoke/drink etc then I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

    I wasn’t able to breast feed after a few months because I stopped producing it. If I had a friend that could give me some it would have made me feel better.

    Post # 80
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    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was actually thinking this myself. I have horrible allergies, asthma, etc (and etc.) I’m afraid that my breastmilk, because I’m so lacking in defenses myself, won’t be as helpful as someone who has a healthier immune system. 

    Hands down, if I had the opportunity to provide my child with 2 or even 1 extra forms of defense, I would undoubtably do it. 

    Post # 81
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Lolasmomma:  I think that it is fine! Breast milk is donated! the same ppl that said no would you except anothers persons blood, or organ to live and be healthy if yes then I don’t see what the issue is!

    Post # 82
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    7365 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Sure why not. We used to have wet nurses back in the day. Learned about breast milk banks and its a safe viable solution. I don’t think my SO would be happy with it though.

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