A Pennsylvania mom is receiving nationwide attention after posting a breastfeeding photo to Facebook!
The picture, which was picked up by attached parenting blog Mama Bean, shows Jessica Colletti nursing her son Lucian, 16 months, and her friend's son Mateo, 18 months, at the same time.
Colletti explains that she began breastfeeding pal Charlie Interrante's child after the 25-year-old struggled to nurse him. Not only did the act cause Interrante pain, but she had no time to pump breast milk during her job at a barber shop and Mateo was having trouble digesting formula.
“They’re milk brothers," Colletti says of the children. "They will always have that bond."
Interrante has since moved in with Colletti and her husband, and both women are fully aware that their lifestyle has raised eyebrows. “I’m doing the best thing for my babies,” Colletti, 27, tells the Daily News of her unconventional setup. “No one could tell me otherwise.”
The picture has definitely gotten its fair share of haters, with one commenter writing, “This looks like … a porn film," while another said, “OH GOOD GRIEF. What the HELL is wrong with people?!?!?!”
But Colletti brushes off the criticism. “It just seemed like the natural thing to do because I was already breastfeeding my son,” she shares.
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