Would You Breastfeed Someone Else's Baby?arianne
Maybe you have rules like “only in an emergency” or maybe you’d give to a milk bank but wouldn’t actually nurse another woman’s baby.
For some reason this has been on my mind and I’ve been exploring how I feel about it.
I fall firmly in the “yes I would do it camp”, but I can’t say I fall there easily.
How about you?
I think about it logically and I really have no problem with it. I have no problem nursing any other baby. Do I have a problem with someone else casually nursing my baby? I don’t know. I can’t tell if I’m uncomfortable with it because I’m really not ok with it, or it it’s because I’ve just never been in this situation.
I found a great article written a couple years ago when Salma Hayek shocked the world by nursing a hungry baby in Sierra Leone. And of course La Leche League and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America both advise against cross-nursing, but I wonder how much of those stances are based on what they have to say legally.
I think it’s an interesting thing to discuss, because we might be in the situation (emergent or not) where we have to decide. What do you think?