Mom Breastfeeds Her Friend's Baby & Her Own & Picture Causes An Uproar (PHOTO)

breastfeedingWould you let a friend breastfeed your baby -- or nurse a pal's kid yourself? One Pennsylvania mom is catching flack for doing just that, and posting a photo of her nursing both her own baby and a friend's.


How'd this happen? Well, new moms Jessica Anne Colletti and Charlie Interrante met last year, and became fast friends. When Charlie returned to work and could no longer easily breastfeed her 8-month-old son Mateo, Jessica volunteered to nurse both him and her son Lucian together.

She posted a photo of her nursing these "milk siblings" on the Facebook site for the parenting blog Mama Bean ... where it prompted a range of reactions from "how sweet" to "gross!"

Mama Jessica's wet-nursing story has created some sizeable waves over the last day or two! So I thought it would be...

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I have to say, I'm torn. I guess as long as it's not dangerous -- and it seems like it isn't since they've been screened health-wise and are friends so they trust each other -- then I don't see anything wrong with this. But personally, the whole idea makes me uncomfortable: I would not want someone else, even a close friend, breastfeeding my baby. Nursing just seems so personal. It would be as if some woman were having sex with my husband. What if the baby started preferring the other mom over me? 

Then again, if I were unable to breastfeed my baby myself -- and she was having trouble digesting formula -- I may have come around to it. At the end of the day, I'm thinking my baby's health would have trumped all and I'd come around to it, but not without my working through a lot of issues first!

So, kudos to these moms for being so, um, generous with her friend. Having "milk siblings" may not be for every mom, but in their case, it sounds like a lovely relationship -- so who are we to judge?


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