What Happens If Someone Else Breastfeed Your Baby?

What happens if a baby drinks someone else’s breast milk?

Concerns about potential exposure to hepatitis B and C viruses.

Hepatitis B and C cannot be spread from a woman to a child through breastfeeding or close contact unless there is exposure to blood.

It is very unlikely that a child would be at risk for hepatitis B or C by receiving another mother’s breast milk..

Can another baby drink my breast milk?

Breast milk is precious to all infants’ survival and continued health, especially premature and sick babies. Moms who have trouble providing breast milk to their babies can seek the next best alternative: another mom’s milk that was donated and pasteurized by an accredited milk bank.

What can be passed through breast milk?

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Who shouldnt breastfeed?

Mothers with untreated and active tuberculosis infections are not advised to breastfeed. They may breastfeed after their infection is cured or brought under control so that it does not spread to the infant. Mothers infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I or type II should not breast feed their babies.

How long is it beneficial to breastfeed?

The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (i.e. no other fluids or solids) for six months and then continued breastfeeding combined with solid foods for 2 years or as long as mother and baby desire. Read here about what breastfeeding provides at the different ages and stages of your baby’s life.

Is it bad to breastfeed a baby that’s not yours?

Having a healthy baby nursing at the breast will do just that. Also, women who wish to breastfeed an adopted child may cross-nurse to stimulate their breast milk supply. As long as proper infection precautions are observed, this is an excellent option. The cross-nursing mom should be healthy and well-nourished.

Can I breastfeed my husband during pregnancy?

Generally speaking, breastfeeding your husband, boyfriend, or partner is OK. It’s not perverted or wrong if you want your spouse to breastfeed, or if your partner asks to taste your breast milk and try breastfeeding.

Can babies catch diseases from breast milk?

Three viruses (CMV, HIV, and HTLV-I) frequently cause infection or disease as a result of breast-milk transmission.

Can babies get sick through breast milk?

Common illnesses such as cold or diarrhea can’t be passed to the baby through breast milk. If the mother is sick, antibodies can be passed to the baby to protect the baby from getting the same illness as the mother.

Can you breastfeed 2 babies of different ages?

Tandem breastfeeding is breastfeeding two or more children of different ages at the same time. Some mothers will feed both babies together at the breast or may take turns to feed one baby at a time throughout the day.

Can vegan babies drink breast milk?

Breast milk is OK for dietary vegans Every mammal produces milk that is perfectly and uniquely suitable for that mammal’s young. It includes complete nutrition necessary for baby’s life. Vegans don’t believe milk that’s perfect for baby cows is suitable for baby humans from a health perspective.