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Would you want to Breastfeed someone else's baby or have someone else breastfeed your baby?

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RTKangaMummy Tue 09-Sep-08 12:50:44


Tortington Tue 09-Sep-08 12:56:11

nope and nope

yadda yadda kiss my arse - to oncomming lentil weavers who would breast feed the world

DrNortherner Tue 09-Sep-08 12:57:05

No and No

Saw 2 women on Lorraine this morning who do it/did it.

Sorry but they were odd

cocolepew Tue 09-Sep-08 12:57:36

I didn't even want to BF my own children.

laughalot Tue 09-Sep-08 12:58:28

Bloody wierd

Carmenere Tue 09-Sep-08 12:59:37

I would if the baby was dying. I wouldn't chose to. So I'm conditioned by my environment, but I'm ok with that. i don't think negatively about those who do cross feed.

Dropdeadfred Tue 09-Sep-08 12:59:49

in an emergency...I guess so...still would upset me thogh as I do think it's a mother-baby bond thing....

RTKangaMummy Tue 09-Sep-08 13:00:24

The only part of this idea I agree with is for preemie babies and milk banks

but as for friends/family members/strangers breastfeeding my baby or child

NO WAY !!!!!!!!!

NappiesGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 13:02:12

i am not lentil weaver
and i am certainly not in any mafia
but i really dont see a problem with feeding others' babies and others feeding mine.
not that anyone did, nor i anyone elses...
but i honestly dont get why its a big deal
will maybe go watch prog now

RTKangaMummy Tue 09-Sep-08 13:03:03

Other People's Breast MilkTuesday 09 September
10:00pm - 11:05pm
Channel 4
Kate Garraway investigates the pros and cons of cross-feeding, breast milk donation and wet nursing, and meets some of the growing number of women who share each other's milk. Garraway talks to a range of people who believe that the only proper milk to feed is from the breast, including sisters who cross-feed, women who can produce milk despite having never been pregnant, surrogate mothers who produce milk for donation, and a cancer sufferer who believes he has been cured by breast milk.
VIDEO Plus+: 3766644

RTKangaMummy Tue 09-Sep-08 13:04:01


The interview has finished now

spo wait til channel 4 tonight


DartmoorMama Tue 09-Sep-08 13:04:22

I would bf other babies and be happy for friends to feed my ds. Maybe not strangers but can't see why its a problem.

RTKangaMummy Tue 09-Sep-08 13:08:24

I have no idea if this is correct

BUT is there a potential problem with allergies {later in childhood} like nuts etc if you eat peanuts while breast feeding?

If so how would you know what other people had eaten or drunk?

Espicailly if they were strangers to you or your family?

smallwhitecat Tue 09-Sep-08 13:23:40

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AbricotsSecs Tue 09-Sep-08 13:30:13

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FioFio Tue 09-Sep-08 13:32:05

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DartmoorMama Tue 09-Sep-08 13:33:19

I have eat peanuts while pregnant and bf with no allergy being created. I think a recent study said that we should all eat peanuts as normal but its so hard to know really. My friend avoids nuts due to allergies in her family. Thats probably all you can go off, just you individual family.

Charlee Tue 09-Sep-08 13:34:58

NO and NO on a daily basis.

BFing for me was something that was special for me and ds NO ONE ELSE!

If it were an emergency then yes i would but otherwise no.

ghosty Tue 09-Sep-08 13:37:11

No and no.
if it was a matter of life and death then maybe. But in the normal scheme of things (eg, "I'm just nipping down to the pub, can you feed him if he cries") then no.

Tortington Tue 09-Sep-08 13:37:21

wet nurse

ghosty Tue 09-Sep-08 13:38:19

Ooops - I meant to write 'shop' not 'pub' ... don't know where that came from blush

belgo Tue 09-Sep-08 13:39:47

Agree with ghosty, in the normal scheme of things, I wouldn't. Although just two generations ago, my grandmother apparently fed other babies in hospital.

But in certain emergency situations when formula milk and clean water were not available, then I would, I would have no problems feeding other babies (I tend to make tons of milk), but I would feel more strange about someone else feeding my own baby.

billyfish Tue 09-Sep-08 13:42:49

i think its a personal choice, i am a bit wierd about feeding anyway so prob not but if someone else wants to then its all good

harpsichordcarrier Tue 09-Sep-08 13:45:53

I would happily bf another child, and I would be happy for someone else to bf my child.
I demonstrate bf and jelp women to bf if they are having problems. I often think how bloody useful it would be if I could latch the baby on and show the women technique.
also, when a woman is very tired and her baby is hungry, I have felt my milk come down and thought it would be nice to be able to offer to feed the baby.
I think a few thousand years ago (maybe less) we would have done all this without even thinking tbh.

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