When I heard Babble was going to lead parents off the beaten path I wasn’t quite expecting this.
Breast Friends this week details one woman’s experience cross-nursing with a friend. Cross-nursing is the practice of occasionally breast-feeding another child while nursing your own. While this type of primitive female bonding seems to have fallen out of style somewhere in the Dark Ages, the piece is written with a casual tone of flirtatious experimentation. And (hold onto your chair) cross-nursing is actually proscribed by La Leche League. And for good reason – your baby is at risk of acquiring your girlfriend’s HIV, tuberculosis, herpes, queludes, whisky, or whatever else she conveniently forgot to mention before she let down.
Put this post in the category of creepy, unhygienic moves masquerading as cute girlfriend bonding.