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I take issue with this, as breastmilk is not "special." It is normal, just as your other body fluids are normal. If artificial blood was available, would your own blood then be "special?"
Artificial baby milk is not natural. It is an adulterated, processed food. I would think, if a previously bfed toddler saw his mom feeding their new baby, he would think, baby is getting mom's milk, like I did. (Maybe you took pictures of him doing it? share those now.) Then if he saw a bottlefed baby somewhere, he could have explained to him, that milk might be the mom's milk, put into a bottle, or that it is cow's milk, b/c that mommy couldn't or wouldn't give the baby her own.
So, neither is "special." No need to dumb it down so much for your toddler/preschooler. One is human milk, made for humans. One is cow's milk, made for baby cows, given to humans, as a substitute. According to the maturity and language skills of the older child, it can be explained if necc, that the ABM is processed, water and vits and minerals added.
There is a children's book, called Breasts, which is good for siblings. I don't have the author's name in front of me, but I kow it is Japanese. A cute book, similar to the one Everyone Poops and others in that series.