23 year old nanny asked to be a "wet nurse"... suggestions please?
I have been a nanny for the most amazing family for the last 2 years. They have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I have tons of experience with young children and while the youngest was only a couple months old, the Mom would pump everyday for us and we would be set. That is what I am accustomed to doing.
Well, while I was at Sellwood park today, I was visiting with this family I used to nanny for 3-4 years ago and I met their family friends: a mom who has 4-mo old twin girls. Well, it turns out she is looking for a "wet nurse" and asked me if it is something I would be interested in. She offered $20/hour and a pump so I can start trying to induce it.I've done a lot of research and while I eat super healthy (I grow my own veggies and raise my own meat on a 1/2 acre in Mt. Tabor) and never use medications, coffee, etc... I am looking for other people's opinions regarding this offer. I am 23 years old and have never had children of my own. Though I support nursing mothers 110% (the Mom I nanny for calls herself a "lactivist"), and I would love to help a child like that, I am totally caught off guard by the offer and don't really know what to think right now!
Any suggestions? Is this common? I was born and raised here in Portland and my aunts use to nurse me, but I thought it was something of the past.
Can you please help me figure out what to think of this? Thanks! Ida.