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Old 08-24-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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If she is Ok with it sure. Actually a close friend of mine (with a child close in age to one of my own) had me babysit while she went to school so that I could breast feed both of our dd's in order to avoid the bottle for hers. Having always had an ample supply I was more then happy to help a friend continue nursing.
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I know I'm just adding to a broken record, but its a GREAT idea
I've nursed other babes, my DD has been bursed by other mamas...
its totally natural and normal and the best thing to do in that situation
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heck yes, i would!

i wouldn't be concerned for my OWN supply...but hers might be in jeopardy if she's not doing something to protect it.
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I haven't read any of the othe replies, but I totally would.
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Absolutely! If your baby is thriving off of your milk, her baby should also thrive. I give milk to my sister, and a friend and I nurse each other's babies, and we're not even family! We made sure we knew each other and were comfortable with each other's health status, and the decision was an easy one.

BUT, make sure your sister still tries to pump so her supply doesn't diminish. And she needs to co-sleep, sling-wear (skin to skin contact), nurse on demand, etc on the days that she has the baby with her.

Good luck! YOu're a great mom and a great sister!

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I have on several occaisions nursed a cousin's baby, a friend's baby, and a baby I took care of...for comfort, for nourishment, and for going to sleep. I would again in a heartbeat. No question.

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Yes. I think it's great.
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I have done it for a friend. That is what they are there for. I would have no problem doing it for my sister. She is going to be a wohm and we discussed this as our future arrangement.

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Breastmilk is ofcourse better than formula.
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You bet!! My sister and I are both nursing babies right now, and it's never been needed but we've talked about how we're both ok with it if the need ever arises!!

Good for you, thinking outside of the box and mainstream!!

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my sister would NOT be ok with that at all but I would be fine. I would even nurse a close friends child and I gave my DD pumped milk from that same friend when she was sick and I had NO MILK. My friend made milk for both of our kids for about 2 weeks. I think the world is missing out when they gave up wet nursing.
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what a nice sister you are!
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absolutily, that is awesome of you

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I would no question if it was ok with the mom. I don't have a sister, though.

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if my sister had a baby i definately would. i would nurse my best friend's babies too. i hope it works out for you.

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I would nurse my sister's babe, as long as she was OK with it. She's due with her first in 2 months, so it might happen sooner than I think!

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I nursed my nephew to teach my sister how to get him to latch on. I think it's awesome for you to help her out in this way. Plus the baby will love it too...
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