Mum Sparks Debate On Breastfeeding With Picture Of Her Feeding A Friend’s Child

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A mother has sparked a debate about breastfeeding, after photos of her feeding another woman’s baby have surfaced online.

Jessica Anne Colletti from Pennsylvania posted the photo of her feeding her own 16-month-old son, as well as a friend’s 18-month-old boy, to parenting blog Mama Bean.

She posted the image to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, and says her friend is fully on-board with her feeding the baby, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘She knows I want nothing but the best four our boys, which is why she supports me breastfeeding our babies.’

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She describes the two babies as ‘milk siblings’, she explains:

My son on the right is 16 months and my friend’s son is 18 months.

I watch her son while she works and have been feeding them both for a year!

So much love between these milk siblings, it’s a special bond between us all.

The post has received mixed reviews, with one mother writing:

This is amazing!! If only this was more widely accepted us mums wouldn’t have such a hard time doing things or working.

I’m lucky enough to be able to feed my son while he is in childcare but lots of people cannot. What a different world it would be if we went back to older more natural ways.

Another added:

Wet nurse. As long as her friend is ok with it, then it’s perfectly fine. Just like having twins…. I bet she is using mad calories nursing two!!!

Honestly, not any different than donating. In fact, both are getting better benefits of the milk because it’s not frozen or altered in any way. 100% fresh.

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But some people weren’t so supportive, with one woman writing:

Yeah I don’t know how I feel about this. I truly believe it is a sacred bond that should only be shared by mother and baby.

I feel breastfeeding someone else’s baby is totally over stepping. Unless they’ve asked you to. Then go for your life. Still not sure about it though.


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