Winter - posted on 10/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My friend lives across the street from me and we are both breastfeeding. She is about to go out to a local concert with her husband and leave her EBF 5 month old with me for ~ 4 hours at night. Her baby REALLY dislikes the bottle, and definitely hasn't taken one from a woman. I want my friend to relax and have a great time ( this is their first night out without the baby). I've got plenty of milk, so I offered to breastfeed her DD if she wakes up while they are away. My friend is comfortable with that. This baby is used to BFing herself to sleep, so really it is the only way to get her back down. I've never fed any baby but my own. So I smell different from this baby's mom. My milk tastes different. My nipples are not shaped the same. My letdown pattern is totally different. Is the baby going to flip out and refuse my breast? Does anyone have any experience that could help this cross nursing experiment go well?