Families come in all kinds of different shapes and forms, with all kinds of different ways of doing things that might seem strange to outsiders. I know I was always weirded out when I would have lunch at a friend’s house and their macaroni and cheese was milky and runny, when at home it would be more creamy. Why thin out the cheesy goodness?
Of course, that’s just lunch, and I’m sure that was just a matter of preferences. When it comes to more serious feeding matters however, this family definitely has their own way of doing things.
The bond created by this method of feeding is so special, and often comforts both the mother and the child.
Not only that, but the health benefits for the child are unmatched.
But where is the line, when it comes to breastfeeding?
Many women who over-produce milk share theirs with other mothers who can’t produce enough for themselves. But is the same idea appropriate when that person is family?
A St. Louis family is turning heads after revealing an unusually close connection.
Julia Cannon, a 22-year-old nurse, and Angela Owns, her 47-year-old mother, breastfeed Julia’s 10-month-old daughter Naomi.
“I love breastfeeding,” Julia says, adding that she’s been breastfeeding right from the start.
“She wanted to be on the boob 24/7,” she said.
“It was like a comfort thing. One day I really wanted to have a shower and to get out of the house so I headed over to my mother’s. I was in the shower and she needed a feed.”