Anyone Still Check This Thread??I read every post in this thread today, and it helped me decided to register at MDC (so did all the MDC Xanga moms!!)
ANYway, Just in case anyone stlil checks this thread, you're stories are AWEsome. I was thinking about this the other day, and was sure that I was WAY out there on my own. I knew that it was an age-old thing, but in our "new and highly sophisticated (and ignorant) culture" there are a LOT of great age-old things that have been snubbed. Anyway, reading the thread was great. Here's my take:
A few posts back, sevenkids said:
I said yes, because, well, I've done it!
My SIL and I had our first 2 babies within weeks of each other. We lived in the same house. We often nursed each others babies so the other could go out to do shopping, spend an evening with DP, go to doctors appointments, etc.
My 2 youngest brothers and my first 2 are weeks apart too, so my mom and I nursed each others babies as well.
A close friend of mine got really sick and had to take medication that got into her breastmilk. The doctor suggested supplementing with formula and pumping her milk to throw away to keep up her supply, but her baby wasn't having any nasty formula. So I nursed her for the 10 days her mama was on meds.
Now, with hep B and HIV so prevelant in our society, I would have to be really sure about the woman who nursed my baby. That would be my only issue in this day and age......
While we were nursing each others babies, we just developed a special bond with each other and each others babies, it was actually kinda sweet!
That was just AWEsome, because, that's what I want. Like idealy, I would love to find a small group of people (like Me and my husband, and 1 or 2 Really close couples - AP of course) and just, create a solid community. The idea of "family" has been heavily distorted and forgotten in this country, so I would Love to create a strong family for my kids. I'd be worried about leaving my kids with various people in my own family, because they dont understand AP, dont get where Im coming from. But to create this Unit of Mom, Dad, "Aunt(s)" and "Uncle(s)" would be priceless. We'd have a Village in which to raise our children. A real family unit. There is no bond like boobs.
Anyway... this post will probably never be read, seeing as how it's YEARS after the birth and life of the thread... but i just felt like typing it out anyway.
Alrighty. Thanks for the reading!!