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Feeding my toddler my newborn's breast milk??

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vanimal Sun 23-Aug-09 20:31:58

ok, a bit of a weird thought crossed my mind today.

DD1 was FF and is now 23 months old.

DD2 is BF and is 8 weeks old. I am expressing milk and intend to built up a small stash for later use.

Could I give DD1 some of DD2's milk as a drink? Would it pass on the same benefits to her health that she would have had if I had I BF'ed her?

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 23-Aug-09 20:45:08

Don't know if it would give benefits, but certainly wouldn't do any harm smile

pigletmania Sun 23-Aug-09 21:17:15

why not, no harm in that. If i had another and managed to bf than i would give my dd some breastmilk

vanimal Sun 23-Aug-09 21:20:49

Does anyone know if there are any stats/research to show the benefits of doing this?

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