Hi. My partner is getting ready to have a baby in April. She plans on breastfeeding and I am eager to have the closeness and bond that she will develop with the baby by breastfeeding. We have heard of comfort feeding and I am interested in trying this, though I don't expect I will produce milk; I would like to do it in order to bond with our daughter.
My question/concern is over the emotional development of our baby. Do you think our daughter's natural mother/child bond with her biological mother will be compromised if I do comfort nursing with her? Will she get confused or emotionally "messed up" somehow if I try to bond with her in this way that is normally reserved for bio moms?
I appreciate any advice you can contribute.