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My son is 10 mos old, and my neice is 6 days old. My sister is having the same issues with needing to supplement as i did with my son in the first couple of weeks, and does not like giving the baby formula. I have given her expressed breastmilk and nursed the baby once while she had to return to a doctor for complications. Is this ok for her baby? I know that my milk is made for my babe, but will it be ok for her baby very occasionally? (my niece is doing very well, I'm just wondering if there is any reason they should not use my milk, or i should not cross nurse her baby in the future if i am babysitting, etc. other than the obvious fact that she needs to build up her supply, which i am helping her with) Thanks ladies!
 

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I think it's okay, I've never done it but my little one was nursed several times by my friend who was nursing her toddler at the time. I should ask her to post here as she knows more about it than I do!
 

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It is true that breastmilk changes as your baby ages but it's still human milk which makes it much better for her system than the milk of another mammal (or plant if it were soy formula). If you are willing and so is she it is the next best thing to having her Mamas milk.<br><br>
WTG Mama that is *such* an awesome gift you are giving them both. I've btdt, nursed three different babies that were younger than my son, one of them on a daily basis at one point, and I also pumped for my neice who got all of her breastmilk in a bottle to supplement what her Mama pumped for her, and she is over a year younger than my son.<br><br>
Keep up the great work!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's okay, I've never done it but my little one was nursed several times by my friend who was nursing her toddler at the time. I should ask her to post here as she knows more about it than I do!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just read this post, I'd only read the OP<br><br>
OP: I'd be the friend that mama_ani was talking about nursing her daughter... my son is 19 months older than E <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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It should be fine. Her mothers milk is always the best, but yours would come a very close second and so far a head of any formula she would be forced to use if you were not helping out.
 
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