Random Thoughts: Something In The Breast Milk Ain’t Clean

by Yvonne Chase on August 13, 2015

Amazing Benefits Of Breast Milk
Yesterday while doing my daily web crawl, my eyes landed on a woman with her breast exposed and two kids that looked too old to be sucking on them.  The picture looks perverted. The mother seemed to be enjoying it too much. Look at her face.  She looks like a freak! This picture screams,”Look at me! Look at what I’m doing! Look at how great I am! It said nothing about the nurturing and bonding received by the child which is what I thought breastfeeding was and is about.  I thought it was disgusting and I still do. Not breastfeeding because I was breastfed and know the amazing benefits of breast milk, but the picture of two boys sucking on her boobs just looks disgusting.  Today I learned that the mother of the boy and the boy moved in with the boob sharing mother, her husband and her son. Sounds like something else is going on to me. What about you?

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Suckle On Her Breast
27-year-old Jessica Anne Colletti from Pennsylvania is the mother in question.  People magazine did an interview with Jessica and here’s a bit of what she told them:

“I think people have misinformation and fear. They think it’s gross bodily fluid that shouldn’t be shared or transferred in any way. And I can understand, if people are receiving donated breast milk, they want to have it tested, but if you know the mother directly and she’s healthy, and you know everything about her, it’s a perfectly healthy relationship to have.”

Colletti, from Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, has been babysitting 18-month-old Mateo for her best friend, Charlie Interrante, 24, since he was 5 months old. When Mateo gets hungry, Colletti doesn’t hesitate to let him suckle on her breast – alongside her own 16-month-old son Lucian, if need be. The arrangement works so well that Interrante recently moved in with Colletti and her husband. 

“It’s a lot easier for us to all live under the same roof. It develops a routine for the babies together,” explains Colletti. She stresses that living under one roof is about logistics and friendship, adding that she and her husband are in a committed, monogamous relationship. “This works really well for us,” says Colletti.

Friendship And Logistics
I bet it does! The fact that she stressed living under one roof is about “friendship and logistics” tells me something in the milk ain’t clean, pun intended.  Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re all sleeping in the same bed sucking on each other in the name of attachment parenting.  I don’t have kids but if I did, no other kid would be sucking on my boob and my kid would not be sucking on another mother’s boob; friend or not. 

Public Breastfeeding Movement
Women need to stop it with this public breastfeeding movement. Yes, it’s natural! I get it.  So is getting my period but you don’t see me walking around stained in blood to prove a point!  Women have been breastfeeding since the beginning of time. It’s normal! Nothing new about it!  Nothing shameful about it. I don’t know one woman who is ashamed of breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is about nurturing a child while he or she bonds with the mother.  Breastfeeding is for mother and kid not for the mother, kid and whosoever will!

Something to think about…

What say you? Would you let a friend breastfeed your child?

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Torren August 14, 2015

You said it like you mean it and I agree 100%. She looks crazy and those kids look too grown to be on her boobs. Why did she feel the need to share this with the world? Is nothing sacred and private anymore?

Like you said, breastfeeding is normal. Nothing new about it. Like you, I was breastfed so I’m not against it at all. I breastfed my children and was never ashamed of it neither were any of the other moms in my circle.

Something freaky is going on in this breastfeeding circle. Like you said, something in the breast milk ain’t clean. LOL! Great title!

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Yvonne Chase August 16, 2015

@Torren,

I showed this picture to a married male colleague and he said, those boys are getting more action than me. Ha! A single guy thought it was disgusting and had lots of questions and another woman in my Twitter timeline thinks it’s just gross. It is gross!

We don’t need any declarations about breastfeeding. It’s normal and there’s nothing new about it under the sun.
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Hil August 15, 2015

I disagree completely. I think that picture is beautiful and those children are NOT too old to breastfeed, maybe if they were 3 or 4 I could understand, but they are not even 2 years old, that is perfectly normal and they are still getting a lot of nutrients from the breast milk.

I would not hesitate to breastfeed another baby if they were starving and needed milk, I do not think I would be comfortable doing it on a regular basis unless their were extenuating circumstances though. I also wouldn’t mind someone else feeding my son if he was starving and something happened to me to make me unavailable.

I think your comment that they may be all sleeping in the same bed and suckling on each other is very judgmental. Just because she makes a decision (jointly with the boy’s mother) to feed him doesn’t mean that they are bad people and are sleeping around. Attachment parenting is not like that, maybe you should check out some more information on AP parenting first, its not for everyone but that doesn’t mean we should not support each other.
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Yvonne Chase August 16, 2015

@Hil,

When my mother breastfed me, the goal was progression. To get me off of her breast not keep me on forever.

No way in hell would my mother let another woman breastfeed me or any of her children. Formula was scarce back in my mothers day. It’s not today. There are tons of options lining the shelves to accommodate those mothers, like this single mother who can’t breastfeed.
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Patty August 15, 2015

Wow. This whole scenario seems to weird. I mean, first of all, there’s nothing at all wrong with breastfeeding, however, why the heck does this lady feel the need to pose this way for the world to see? That in and of itself is to weird. Not only that, but I sure as heck wouldn’t have any single mother friend of mine moving in with me and my hubby; but hey, that’s just me. And I just don’t think I could let some other woman nurse my baby. I mean, if for some reason I couldn’t breastfeed my baby, then I would switch to formula. I know people who have adopted babies and then started purchasing frozen breastmilk from donors; I don’t see anything wrong with that, but to me there’s a big difference between that and having another woman nurse my baby. And as far as the whole breastfeeding in public thing goes, I don’t have a problem with that, within reason, of course. I don’t at all agree that a woman should just be able to whip her boob out anywhere she wants, exposing herself to the world. I’m all for using a cover-up and nursing a baby discreetly in public. Just sayin. Speaking of nursing in public, I was in Target the other day, and a woman walked by with a baby attached to her in a front carrying Ergo. I turn to look at her, only to see that from the neck down she was completely exposed, and her large BARE boobs were laying out in the open! I almost choked. No joke. I’m sorry, but that’s disgusting. Glad you asked my opinion?
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Yvonne Chase August 16, 2015

@Patty,

You are my people. I would’ve choked too. Sorry not sorry but I too think it’s disgusting to walk around with breast exposed in the name of breastfeeding. Get a nice cover up!

There is something else going on with that single mother and married woman breastfeeding her kid. No need to move in with her and like you said, if you can’t breastfeed for whatever reason, find a formula that works.

Don’t be surprised if you read about some kind of perversion going on in that household. Something in the breast milk ain’t clean!
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ScottLa Roc August 18, 2015

I can’t agree with you more. I am a married man and I like breast but I don’t need to see this in public, only if absolutely necessary. This is not a bad thing, its just that everything does not have to be in your face. I find that some individuals always want center stage and this forum doesn’t need it. I know times have changed, but we’ve survived for decades with this being done with discretion. I see no reason why that has to change.

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