...let another woman breastfeed your child?These questions spurred some interesting discussion amongst a group of lactating friends this afternoon. I think the overwhelming and immediate group response was, 'NO WAY!'. But then some intriguing scenarios were debated.
...breastfeed another woman's child?
...if yes, under what circumstances?
What if you were babysitting a really good friend's or sibling's child and their mama was stuck in traffic, delaying her 2 hours past feeding time, leaving you with a screaming child and no bottle?What do you think?
What if you could make some really good money?
What if your babysitter fed your child without your permission?
And since there are wet nurses, why not bottle and sell breast milk in the grocery store, as an alternative to formula?
p.s. I think this conversation was triggered by me dropping & spilling approx. 3.5 oz. of pumped milk. That's one great way to silence a room of women who know the great value of every drop of stored milk!