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Cast Your Vote:

    • EWWW I'd NEVER let my baby eat off someone else. -- Votes: 14
    • I'd do it if it gave my baby the best start and i couldnt BF -- Votes: 21
    • I Might do it, just depends on the situation -- Votes: 16
Opinions on sharing BM C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1716 posts
Feb 23rd '13

Hey! :) So im wanting to donate milk and i'll even wet nurse if someone needed. I just wanted to know if any one of your ladies have ever donated and or, fed your baby someone elses milk ?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I can understand donating it.



I'd never let another woman breast feed my child & I wouldn't breast feed anyone else's child, though.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" I can understand donating it. I'd never let another woman breast feed my child & I wouldn't breast feed anyone else's child, though."


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user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I wouldn't wet nurse, nor would I hire a wet nurse.
I would use/ donate milk if I needed to or could.

kr.r 1 child; Kansas City, MO, United States 8737 posts
Feb 23rd '13

If there was a way to guarantee the woman was eating right and not excessively drinking caffeine/alcohol or abusing any sort of drugs, I'd consider feeding my child another woman's breastmilk. It would be hard to trust they were being responsible though.

Amanduuuh 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 5309 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I've donated. I've also nursed one of the babies I donated to.
I'd use donor milk of needed and I'd let my baby nurse from someone else if needed.

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Feb 23rd '13

What's wrong with wet nursing? My childhood friend is due two months before me and we think it will make it easier, when I babysit for her I can nurse instead of making up bottles and vice versa. As long as your not dirty or have a disease transmitted through breastmilk, I don't see why it's "weird" or "not okay"... :?

C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1716 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting kr.r:" If there was a way to guarantee the woman was eating right and not excessively drinking caffeine/alcohol ... [snip!] ... drugs, I'd consider feeding my child another woman's breastmilk. It would be hard to trust they were being responsible though."


Ya i understand that. I'd be the same why, but they're like a screening thing done to the milk

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Feb 23rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Milk Machine!:</b>" What's wrong with wet nursing? My childhood friend is due two months before me and we think it will make ... [snip!] ... As long as your not dirty or have a disease transmitted through breastmilk, I don't see why it's "weird" or "not okay"... :?"</blockquote>




I would never let my baby sitter breast feed my child. That's odd to me. If I breast feed that's between me and my baby, that is our thing. It's not between my baby and someone else's mother.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 8119 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I wish we had had donated milk available in nicu! I would have used it in a heartbeat! My milk took a little longer to come in for them to wait. I cried about giving dd formula. My sister has breastfed Dd and I have breastfed my nephew. We are very VERY close. I would never nurse anyone else's baby or let them nurse mine. Aside from my sister of course. Had she been closer she would have nursed Dd in nicu. Our babies were only 3 days apart. I don't think it's that weird.

C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1716 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting Mama Milk Machine!:" What's wrong with wet nursing? My childhood friend is due two months before me and we think it will make ... [snip!] ... As long as your not dirty or have a disease transmitted through breastmilk, I don't see why it's "weird" or "not okay"... :?"


This is actually why i want to do it, because i have breastfeeding friends too and you never known, so i always have stored milk and such :)

Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
Feb 23rd '13

Its actually a really awesome thing to do and IF I produce too much milk, then I am going to donate it. They give it to babies in the NICU who can't breast feed but they need something in their tiny tummies.

kr.r 1 child; Kansas City, MO, United States 8737 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I don't understand how it could be weird. It's just providing the baby with the nutrition it needs to survive. What about that could be weird?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Feb 23rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" I don't understand how it could be weird. It's just providing the baby with the nutrition it needs to survive. What about that could be weird?"</blockquote>




No one has said donating milk is weird. I'm just not down for my infant breast feeding off of another woman. I'd rather formula feed. Both nutrients will lead them to be healthy and happy kids.



If my child is nursing it'll be from me only. Though like I stated, I'm not opposed to donating milk.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I would NEVER let anyone else breastfeed my son. Breastfeeding is a bonding experience between mother & child. I wouldn't want anyone else to have that bond with him. Donated milk on the other hand is wonderful. There are so many mothers who wish to breastfeed because of the nutritional benefits & are very against formula. I personally wouldn't give my son donsted milk unless I knew the person who donated it & knew they take very good care of themselves. But that's just me.