Property - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Just hoping to find a place to share with other moms who are cross-nursing.
I am currently pregnant with my third baby, and because I had a breast reduction in between baby 1 and 2, (from an E to an A) I had a really hard time nursing last time around and ended up cross-nursing with a friend of mine who had been a breast milk donor and was tested for all the diseases which can be passed through breast milk. It was a wonderful experience for me, especially since my daughter literally nursed from 8am-midnight non-stop in order to get enough milk, and so it gave me some occasional time to myself.
I am pregnant again and this time a friend is being my breast milk donor, stockpiling milk in my freezer for the arrival of the baby (5 weeks to go!!)
People were mostly shocked and horrified about my cross nursing despite the fact that I made sure it was done safely, and it allowed me to continue breastfeeding thus reducing supplements. not to mention it's done in other cultures regularly.
Im looking for other Moms who have cross nursed- how did people react? why did you choose to? Would you do it again?