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This Aunt Helped Breastfeed Her Nephew, But People Are Divided If It’s OK Or Not

Breastfeeding is the most incredible way for moms to connect with their children while nurturing them. It’s a very special experience for many mothers, but not all moms can be around all the time to constantly breastfeed their children, and not all moms have enough milk to do so at all.

This is the reason why wet nurses exist. They are women who use their extra breast milk in order to provide for other mothers and children. This is a normal experience for many, but some find allowing another woman to breastfeed their child uncomfortable.

A photo one mother posted on her Facebook profile about the matter is dividing users across the social media. Meg, the woman behind the website TheMilkMeg.com posted a photo where she is breastfeeding her nephew, saying:

“My gorgeous little nephew! While my sister was at work today I tried to give him a bottle of her expressed milk a few times (which he wouldn’t take). I could see he was tired so I popped him on the boob and voila, he was asleep in minutes”

Her decision to breastfeed her nephew was innocent and it comes from a good, loving place. Many recognized this and supported her:

However, some people found the idea of allowing another woman to breastfeed their child uncomfortable.

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with this. If the mother of the child is OK with it, and Meg was producing enough milk to feed her own children and her nephew, it’s a good thing to help. But what’s your opinion on this? Feel free to give us your thoughts in the comments!

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