A GOGO is able to give her daughter a break from
mothering duties by taking turns breastfeeding her granddaughter, little Naomi.
And she can do this because she’s still producing
breastmilk after recently giving birth to her fifth kid.
Julia Cannons (21) from Missouri, America told the Sun how
she and her mum Angela Owen (47) quickly learnt how to share the load in
nurturing baby Naomi, now 10 months old.
Julia, who says she loves breastfeeding, went over to her
mum’s house when Naomi was four months old. Naomi was constantly demanding the
breast and Julia was desperate for someone to watch the baby while she took a
While Julia was in the shower, Naomi started screaming
for milk – and was quickly happy again when Angela put her boob in the infant’s
“My mum had already asked me how I would feel about her
breastfeeding Naomi,” said Julia.
“She still produces milk and we knew she still produces.
“I was okay with it.”
“She’s an over-producer. She’s been checked for any
problems but there are no health problems.”
Angela now feeds Naomi a few times a month, an
arrangement that suits all three very well.
Julia said: "We weren’t sure if Naomi would latch on
but she did immediately. It was amazing
“It is a huge, huge help for me. I can sleep and get
something to eat.
“A real bond has developed between the two of them.”
Julia and Angela have had to put up with quite a lot of
shade from judging strangers.
“People say it’s weird, unnatural and gross. But what is
more natural than feeding a baby?" asked Julia.