Abso-freakin-lutely...for someone I knew who had special circumstances. My mom was very sick when I was born (UTI/kidney infection + kidney stones), and she actually stayed in the hospital longer than I did. She was on potent meds for the first couple weeks of my life that meant she could not breasfeed. However, she knew the benefits and loved BFing my 3 older siblings. Fortunately, several of her friends & family had babies around the same time, so they volunteered to BF me while she pumped & dumped to keep her supply up. After she went off the meds, she was able to BF me for over a year with no problem. I feel so fortunate that BFing was just what was done in that area & at that time. I have asthma, allergies (not to foods, thank god!), and skin conditions (eczema, as well as genetic ichthyosis that probably was not affected by BFing one way or the other), and I shudder to think how bad it could have been had I not been breastfed (I can't say for sure, but the reseach seems to support the mitigation of these problems with BFing). Those conditions run in my father's side of the family, and they are mostly genetic but may have had less impact on my & my siblings due to breastfeeding. I don't know how my cousins were fed as babies (I know some were BF but not for sure which), and some have much more severe cases even though they have fairly similar bloodlines (a couple of my dad's brothers married some of my mom's cousins--actually 3 brothers married 3 sisters who happened to be my mom's cousins). I would want to share the responsibility, though, because that is a lot of time & energy to devote to someone who probably is not sharing my home. As I said before, I am so grateful that my mom's friends & family were so generous to help out as wet nurses when I was a baby to help my mom be able to breastfeed me once she was able to, that I just could not leave a mother I knew hanging when I could help her while she was unable to breastfeed. On the other hand, I would not necessarily feel comfortable being a wet nurse for a stranger. I would, though, be totally okay with being a milk donor by pumping as long as we had some sort of contract agreement that they were okay with accepting my breastmilk as a donation and knew that I was taking certain medications (for asthma, allergies, etc.) and may drink alcohol in moderation (specifically spelled out as 1-2 drinks per day, not to exceed 6 drinks per week; that's just my definition of moderation though). I'd want that little extra protection just in case, especially if I did not know the person at all and was not going through a milk donor bank.