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Mom breastfeeds friend's son; Post causes controversy

(PHOTO: Flickr: Bridget Colla) (PHOTO: Flickr: Bridget Colla)
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A Pennsylvania mother has stirred controversy after posting a picture of herself breastfeeding her friend's son.

The original post on Mama Bean's Facebook page read:

"My son on the right is 16 months and my friend's son is 18 months. I watch her son while she works and have been feeding them both for a year! So much love between these milk siblings, it's a special bond between us all. #‎MilkSiblings?"

The picture was posted to the blogging website in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. Jessica Anne Colletti told the blogging site that breastfeeding her friend's son came naturally to her. 

"I started babysitting him when he was five-months-old and the first time she dropped him off to me I asked permission to nurse him, since I was already nursing my 3-month-old," Colletti told Mama Bean. "She responded with an enthusiastic yes, because he was having issues with the formula his previous sitter had been giving him."

To see the image of the mother breastfeeding the two boys that caused the controversy, click here.

Colletti went on to tell the blogging site that her friend was happy that her son was receiving the necessary nutrition and the nursing  the two boys had created a special bond. 

Mama Bean defends the controversial post stating that breast milk from a healthy wet-nurse is the second best alternative to direct breastfeeding. 

Mothers what do you think? Would you allow another woman to breastfeed your child if you were unable to do so? 

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