A friend came to visit me and the bambina recently. We were talking and she told me about this incident. Someone she knows had an issue with breast feeding. Let me explain.
The issue was the lady had left her home and left her friend there with the her baby. I guess she didn’t think she’d be gone long enough to miss a feeding. Well, it seems she did. Her baby was hungry while she was gone. Her friend was lactating and decided to nurse the baby herself. Picture it, the baby is crying, the baby’s mom is gone. You’re not sure when she’ll be back but the baby is wailing and obviously hungry. You figure, well I am lactating, let me help this baby out. No?
Well, when her friend returned she wasn’t pleased. She (probably sternly)asked her not to do it again. I can imagine how she may have felt. I mean, it’s another woman’s boob in your child’s mouth. Someone else’s milk. At the same time I can put myself in the other woman’s shoes. She’s there watching a baby for a friend and she decided to help a hungry baby. I don’t know if she called the mom to see how much longer she would be or anything. I’m just guessing she did what she thought was best.
What do you think? Was she wrong? Would you nurse someone else’s child?