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1 Grandma Stepped Up to Feed Her Granddaughter, and Yep, It Definitely Takes a Village

Julia Cannon, a mom from St. Louis, MO, needed a little help in the feeding department when her 6-month-old daughter Naomi wouldn't take a bottle. Anxious for her little girl to eat and in a desperate need of a shower, Julia asked her mom Angela Owens — who could still somehow produce breast milk after years — to breastfeed her granddaughter.

"[My mom] had always lactated — she never stopped — so she had always asked me how would I feel if she tried to latch Naomi," Julia told POPSUGAR. "I didn't mind it, we just never ended up trying. Naomi was going through a cluster-feeding stage and I had to take a shower and she was squealing her head off, so I said, 'Mom, try to latch her,' and it was a wrap after that."

Although the moment was certainly sweet, Julie's mom only feeds her when she babysits now. "It was extremely empowering as a woman to know my mom was feeding my daughter from the same breast milk that fed me for years," she said. "It was magical and made me feel so good!"

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And yes, this photo confirms it certainly takes a village to raise a child! So heartwarming!

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