For my the answer is a resounding "yes!" Currently, my best friend gives my breastmilk to her son. There is nothing wrong with her or with her son. I don't have a tear-jerking story to tell about why I do it, or why she needs it. I simply do it for her because she wants to give her son breastmilk as long as she can, and at 6 months postpartum, her supply slowed. I am a big believer in giving human breastmilk to human babies.
I know what it feels like to have a drop in supply. I remember the sadness I felt when I had to start giving my daughter bottles that were half formula-half Breastmilk. I felt like I failed her. I didn't want to give her formula, but had no choice. I don't want any other moms to feel that way. However, I do realize that I can't help everyone. I was blessed enough this time around to have adequate time to pump at work, and thus ended up keeping an abundant supply. With a one-year-old I still have about 5 grocery bags filled with breastmilk in our chest freezer.
Usually I would have stopped pumping when my son turned one, but this time I just kept right on going. The only difference now is that the milk I pump now will go to my best friends baby. My son will still breastfeed for awhile, so I don't feel like he is missing out on anything. Instead, I feel like I am doing a good deed to help my friend out.
Have you ever shared your breastmilk for a friend or stranger? What made you decide to do it?