A breastfeeding photo is once again the centre of an internet debate.
People are sharing their opinions about a mum breastfeeding her sister’s baby.
The photo was shared on the popular Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page.
Captioned: “In some weird chain of events today I ended up breast feeding my sisters son while she was away, because he would not take the bottle his momma pumped him. In return because my son won’t latch and is strictly fed bottles I pump, my sister was able to feed my son her perfectly good pumped milk. Which made for two very happy and content babies. #bonding #familyiseverything #breastmilkforthewin.”
Some Facebook users were not pleased that she nursed her nephew. Others, however, have praised her for stepping up and helping her sister’s baby, stating that nothing is stronger than the bond of family.
Not the first, won’t be the last!
Wet nurses have been around for years. A wet nurse is a lactating woman who breastfeeds a child that’s not her own. It was a common practice in the early 1900s.
Milk Meg earlier this year sparked debate herself when she shared a photo offering her nephew a comfort boob.
Meanwhile another mum received backlash when suddenly became ill and was put on strong medication which left her unable to feed her 11 month-old so she turned to ‘Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies’ Facebook group from her hospital bed asking for volunteer ‘wet nurses’.
This mum below also shared a sweet photo captioned, “”Breastfeeding my son and my nephew! I was visiting my sister and i was feeding my son. My sister was a little busy getting her chores done and baby was fussy, so I decided to help her by feeding him. He latched on so hungry, it was adorable. They both ate so well, and went straight to sleep. My sister was the one who took the pic. She was thankful for the help as the baby is going through a growth spurt he had been eating all day.. she was happy for the little break she had.”
What do you think? Could you feed someone elses baby?
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