This story is not my own. Nevertheless, it is an inspiring story. I did play a major role in it’s positive outcome, so in that respect, I guess it is partially mine.
I was in a study group, and we happened to go off topic, and lead a discussion about nursing other children’s babies in emergency situations (as when mom suddenly needs an emergency procedure and the like). Most of us agreed we’d arise to the situation, and if the friend was willing, would nurse their babies for them.
Shortly after that, I was reading through Yahoo! Answers, and someone posted about what to do for her sister-in-law, who was having a hard time with her baby nursing, her nipples and the babies sucking abilities were just not adding up. I then did a research, and found in a different posting of this poster that she had a 2 yr. old who was still nursing, So I private messaged her, and told her that if she was up to it, her 2 yr. old can try to nurse from her sister-in-law, since he’s an “expert” nurser, and thus help draw out her nipples. Meanwhile, since her nipples are in good shape. I lost contact immediately following the email I sent her, but eventually we reconnected, and she told me it worked! Her son was sooo excited to nurse from his aunt, since they had a close relationship already, and her nipple problem was solved, and the sister-in-law’s baby was able to then latch on without a hitch!!