A mother from Pennsylvania is getting some heat for posting a photo of her breastfeeding her son and her friend's son as well.
The photo, which originally appeared on Mama Bean Parenting, a website dedicated to supporting and advocating for mother's breastfeeding their children, was posted along side an article that said "I Breastfeed My Friend's Son...What's The Big Deal"
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"I think people have misinformation and fear," Jessica Colletti told People Magazine. "They think it's gross bodily fluid that shouldn't be shared or transferred in any way. And I can understand, if people are receiving donated breast milk, they want to have it tested, but if you know the mother directly and she's healthy, and you know everything about her, it's a perfectly healthy relationship to have."
How did Colletti start breastfeeding her friend's baby?
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According to both moms the situatuation arose from convience. Colletti was baysitting her friend's son, and becuase her friend couldn't pump her own breast milk, Colleti asked if it would be okay to breastfeed him.
Her friend obliged.
People reports that Colletti and her friend both took turns breastfeeding each other's children, with the women splitting the duties between morning and evening shifts.
"She didn't have enough milk left from nursing both of them throughout the day." Colletti's friend, Charlie Interrante told People. "It would save me from having to pump."
The duo's arrangement has stirred a great deal of controversy, with a vast amount of readers commenting in disgust.
But the haters can hate, becuase Colletti and Interrante could give less of a s--.
"For a society that has no issues drinking the milk of another species in their mocha cappuccinos, perhaps it's time to change our general stance towards human babies drinking human milk," Colletti wrote in her original blog post.
"Quite simply, you can't argue with the facts. Isn't it time to normalize breastfeeding, in all its forms?"
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