Two 23-year-old mothers have raised some eyebrows with their message to breastfeeding mothers. Stefani Tatavitto and Chrystal Klein say that they regularly breastfeed each other’s children, and want to encourage other mothers to share their breastmilk as well.
Apparently Tatavitto started regularly feeding both her two-year-old son and Klein’s 19-month-old daughter at the same time, during times when Klein had to be at work. The women say that Klein often returns the favor.
In history, the practice of having a wet-nurse to breastfeed a child when the mother was unable—or unwilling—to do so was fairly commonplace. Nowadays there is a stigma attached to letting another woman breastfeed a child who is not her own.
Mothers say that they would be concerned about transmittable illness and diseases that could have a lifelong impact on their child. Others are concerned that their child would form a closer bond with the other woman.
Watch the video below to hear what the women have to say about their breastfeeding routine in their own words.