A young mum has revealed both she and her mum breastfeed her young daughter.

Julia Cannons, 21, from Missouri, told how she and her mum Angela Owens, 47, alternate feeding her 10-month-old daughter Naomi, The Sun reported.

Angela started feeding Naomi when she was around four months old after realising she was still lactating following the birth of her youngest child.

“I love breastfeeding,” Julia said.

“My girl is 10 months old, and I’ve been breastfeeding from the beginning.

“She would cluster feed all the time. She wanted to be on the boob 24/7. It was like a comfort thing.

“One day I really wanted to have a shower and to get out of the house so I headed over to my mother’s.

“I was in the shower and she needed a feed.”

Julia said her daughter started “squalling” when she was in the shower.

“My mum had already asked me how I would feel about her breastfeeding Naomi,” she explained.

“She still produces milk, and we knew she still produces.

“I was OK with it.

“She’s an over-producer. She’s been checked for any problems and had CAT scans done, but there are no health problems.”

Since then mum and nan haven’t stopped joint feeding — but have been criticised by strangers.

“People say it’s weird, unnatural and gross,” Julia said.

“But what is more natural than feeding a baby?

“It’s how we all started out. Wet nursing has been around since the beginning of time.”

Well they do say it takes a village to raise kids. What better person to be lending a hand?!

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  • Not for me – not a fan of wet nursing.

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  • It’s not a usual thing these days but not so long ago there were wet nurses.

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  • I think it is beautiful thst mother and grandmother are able to do this! Sisters feed each other’s babies, even close friends have breast fed each other’s babies . It is not weird or gross. It is natural and such a loving caring thing.

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  • If it means the baby is getting plenty of nourishment it is helping the Grandma too. At least the breastmilk she is producing naturally doesn’t need to be expressed and disposed of.

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  • Most people would never have seen it because not many grandparents would produce milk but if it works for them that’s all that matters.

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  • Very weird, not something I would

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  • That’s quite amazing. I like that. And what a special bond the little baby will create with the grandmother too! :-)

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  • Wet nursing has always been around. But I think the bub’s mum might have the right nutrients a young baby needs at the time.

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  • That’s amazingly lucky! With two babies that were attached pretty much 24/7 the idea of a wet nurse has always appealed to me! I personally wouldn’t do it but I think it a wonderful idea, that works well for them all round!

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  • wierd as

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  • Very weird… But as long as they are comfortable with it, who am I to judge?

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  • I completely understand the term “wet nurse” but this weirded me out…..alot

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  • It’s your own family and your choice I guess

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  • I’m not a fan of others breastfeeding my baby even my mum!

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  • That is one lucky Bub. Surrounded by love.

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