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Poll Results: Would you bf someone else's child?

 
  • 54% (410)
    Yes
  • 9% (70)
    No
  • 36% (278)
    Depends on who .... ie family, close friends
758 Total Votes  
post #161 of 235
30 years ago, the group of parents who founded the church I now attend breastfed each other's babies. Their kids are now adults, and some of them just found out recently that they were breastfed by another mom in the church. I think some of them were a little freaked out by it (one mom had to make sure to tell her daughter that, "no, I did not breast feed the boy you are now dating when he was an infant").

My sister and best friend are due within one month of when I am due, and I would definitely consider it.
post #162 of 235
Always gives me a thrill when someone bumps the thread that I first posted on.
post #163 of 235
I want to know if earthmama ever breastfed that baby girl.

How heartbreaking it must have been to see that poor little dear longing so much for the loving and connection of breastfeeding after having been abandoned by her mother.

God bless that poor little dear one.
post #164 of 235
No effin way. Not ever.
post #165 of 235
I have bf'd another baby and I'd do so again if a mom asked me. I worried it might be weird, but it totally felt completely normal.
post #166 of 235
I totally would (with the mama's permission/at her request, of course!).

I'll have to leave DD with another mama right around her bedtime once a week for three hours for a class starting next week and I've already asked that mama to nurse DD if she feels comfortable with it. I hope she does. I'd rahter my baby nurse to sleep and feel comforted rather than spend the night confused and upset and hungry. (She doesn't take bottle well any more.)
post #167 of 235
No way.
post #168 of 235
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Originally Posted by knowerofnada View Post
No effin way. Not ever.
post #169 of 235
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Originally Posted by tracymom View Post
Just what confuses you about my response, dear tracymom?
post #170 of 235
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Originally Posted by knowerofnada View Post
Just what confuses you about my response, dear tracymom?

It's effin decisiveness.
post #171 of 235
To answer the question, I guess I have a double standard.

I would someone else's in a heartbeat (but only if asked to, never in secret), but I'd want to see bloodwork from someone to allow them to breastfeed mine.

I know for a fact that I haven't got any of the known communicable by breastfeeding diseases (or any others I know of)... I got tested before she was born just to be certain! So I've seen proof that I'm clean, even if I didn't know it for a fact on my own.

Someone else, though, I cannot be so certain of.

I know it's a double standard, but I can't help still feeling that way.
post #172 of 235
I believe I would do it too. ..if the opportunity came about AND...I think there's a troll lurking around here:!! I also would love to know what happened with earthmama and that baby!
post #173 of 235
Truthfully before recently I thought the idea was fa-reaky. But my youngest DD doesn't take a bottle, and if I had a close friend or relative nearby that was up for it, I think I would be just fine with it if I could have a few hours off.

The urge to feed a hungry baby is strong. At a LLL meeting I went to recently, a mama was there having big time supply problems because she's a single mom working and going to school and not having time to pump as much as she needed to. Her baby was the exact same age as mine, and even though the baby wasn't with her (: never did figure that one out, if you have supply issues, baby should be with you at all times when you can, but she this was her first kid) I have a bit of an oversupply issue and my baby spits up constantly all day long. All I could think of was how I could nurse that baby...it felt so wrong that I had so much milk my baby was vomiting it up all day while hers was getting formula. That said, she was pretty conservative anyway, and I cannot even imagine how weird and bizarre it would be to offer that the first time you met someone.

and wow, this is an old thread!
post #174 of 235
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Originally Posted by charligrl03 View Post
I believe I would do it too. ..if the opportunity came about AND...I think there's a troll lurking around here:!! I also would love to know what happened with earthmama and that baby!
Just because I have low posts, am I being called a troll, or did I miss something or do something wrong?
post #175 of 235
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Originally Posted by Amris View Post
Just because I have low posts, am I being called a troll, or did I miss something or do something wrong?
absolutely not!!! I was definately not directing my post toward you at all!!! I'm sure this "knowledgeable person" knows who they are!
post #176 of 235
Well, I'm not a GA or anything, but I think it's a bit premature to say anyone's a troll. Just my $0.02 on that. :
post #177 of 235
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Originally Posted by tracymom View Post
Well, I'm not a GA or anything, but I think it's a bit premature to say anyone's a troll. Just my $0.02 on that. :
I suppose...what do I know anyway...for all you guys know I'm the troll...lol guess I'll keep my opinions to myself for future reference...:
post #178 of 235
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Originally Posted by charligrl03 View Post
absolutely not!!! I was definately not directing my post toward you at all!!! I'm sure this "knowledgeable person" knows who they are!
Oh, okay. I kind of got the "nasties" from people on another board because I didn't toe the party line, so I was afraid I had somehow done a social gaffe here that I didn't know about.

I would have been dreadfully disappointed, so I'm glad to hear it wasn't me.

I'm just over sensitive from that other board, methinks.

Sorry about that!
post #179 of 235
I would, but I haven't ever.
post #180 of 235
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Originally Posted by Amris View Post
Oh, okay. I kind of got the "nasties" from people on another board because I didn't toe the party line, so I was afraid I had somehow done a social gaffe here that I didn't know about.

I would have been dreadfully disappointed, so I'm glad to hear it wasn't me.

I'm just over sensitive from that other board, methinks.

Sorry about that!

Are you talking about from me on the other thread? I didn't mean to be nasty to you.
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