A breastfeeding mother, Lisa C. Baker, has confessed to Mommyish that she recently "cross-fed" one of her friend's newborn twins and loved it.
"One day when my son was nearly a year old, I left him at home with my husband and went to a party. One of the other women there was a close friend of mine who had given birth to twins just a few weeks before. She had brought her babies with her, and when it was time for them to eat, she handed me the boy so she could nurse the girl. As I gently cradled the newborn, he turned his head to root at my chest. And suddenly it seemed absurd to make him wait for his sister to finish. Because I was right there with my breasts full of milk, and a hungry baby in my arms.
So I asked my friend, “Do you mind if I nurse him?”
“Please do!” she said.
I sat down in the rocking chair across from her and offered him my breast. Within minutes both twins were drifting to sleep, one on her breast and one on mine. His face looked strange at that angle — so different from either of my baby’s. His newborn latch, too, felt different from my son’s. But the way he relaxed against my body, curling his fingers around mine? That was exactly the same."