I am not even sure if this will be successful, normal, or acceptable?
However, I am about have another baby in October, and I plan to breastfeed of course. With my first child, (she is now 2), I was unable to breastfeed her (looong story- I still cry about it.), I have always wanted to make it up to her, she had my colostrum, but that was about it.
So I was wondering after I establish breastfeeding with my new baby, would it work out by giving my then 3 year old some either expressed milk or let her drink it from me? maybe 1 feed a day. Would it be beneficial? Health wise for sure! But what will people say? can I keep it secret because of what they might think? Or is it going to mess with her head?
My reasoning is that it will be healthy, immune enhancing, at least making up for it a little bit, and she will feel included (i think emotionally and mentally it will be ok, but im open to hear what others say)...
Anyone know of people who have done this? I would like to know if its possible and get some support if I choose to do this.
She doesn't have the bottle any more, so maybe I would have to express it and give it to her in a cup?
Will expressing milk affect my milk supply for my new baby, or will I just keep producing more and more?
I am looking forward to suggestions, I have months to figure this out!! thanks