"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cross nursing.

Yesterday, at a walk to show support for midwives for the International Day of the Midwife, I asked a friend to do something some people might find... disturbing.
I asked her, a nursing mother, to nurse my baby.

And she, ever so generously, DID.

Lola got to experience what it feels like to nurse to satisfaction. And I didn't have a crying, hungry baby squalling at me on the long ride home.

"Hey, wait a minute... "

Now, if only I could afford to pay her to be a live-in wet nurse. :)
You can read my milk-sharing friend's blog here. :)

If you had milk supply problems, would you feed your baby donated milk? Would you let a friend or a wet-nurse feed your baby?
If you had more than enough milk, would you donate? Would you offer to nurse a friend's baby, if baby was hungry?


  1. Wow! I'm loving your blog. You seem to voice out my frustrations. My baby is a preemie and she's been living on donated breastmilk from day 1.

  2. This brought me to tears. What a wonderful friend. I would absolutly nurse another baby and already have someone lined up to donate to.