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Is it okay for my sister to breastfeed my child sometimes?
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Dr. Jennifer Mink
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
While some babies are fed donor breast milk, the donors are screened for diseases that could be transmitted via breastmilk, such as CMV or hiv.
Each mother's milk is perfectly tailored to her infant's needs, including the age of the baby. Breastfeeding is more than just milk production, bonding and emotional issues are involved. There's no right or wrong answer but consider all the implications.

In brief: No
While some babies are fed donor breast milk, the donors are screened for diseases that could be transmitted via breastmilk, such as CMV or hiv.
Each mother's milk is perfectly tailored to her infant's needs, including the age of the baby. Breastfeeding is more than just milk production, bonding and emotional issues are involved. There's no right or wrong answer but consider all the implications.
Dr. Jennifer Mink
Dr. Jennifer Mink
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In brief: See below
It is safe. Some countries have wet nurses who breast feed other children.

In brief: See below
It is safe. Some countries have wet nurses who breast feed other children.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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