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Monday, April 30, 2012

Have You Considered Donating Your Breast Milk?

IMG_7777When I found out I was pregnant I was hoping and praying that my baby would nurse. I’ve heard so many stories about babies not taking to it and hoped we were not one of them. Buggy was born just after 7AM and she didn’t want to nurse until about until later in the evening. It took some time but she finally latched on.

My daughter loved to nurse and I was producing so much milk we bought an upright freezer for all the milk I was storing.  At about 7 months, shortly after we returned from a trip to Florida Buggy started refusing the bottle and only wanted me. I don’t know what changed. I tried multiple times and had others try as well but no dice-she just wanted her mama. I had all this extra milk in my freezer and my baby didn’t want any of it.

There are many mama’s that want to nurse their babies but can’t because they are sick or just can’t produce enough milk so I looked into donating the milk. I wasn’t really sure how I felt about this. I mean, would I feel comfortable giving my baby someone else’s breast milk? Maybe I would if she desperately needed it but also seeing babies in the NICU that could benefit from it- well that’s a no brainer.

If you have ever thought or considered donating any of your breast milk, do your research and make sure that this is something you are comfortable with and check out the links I’ve provided below.

Irene

3 comments:

  1. Lindsay AdvinculaMay 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    I had no idea you could do that. Never crossed my mind!

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  2. Hi Lindsay,

    I don't think many people know that they can do it. It is a great thing if you no longer need your milk and other babies can benefit from it.. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. I had no idea breast milk could be donated.  That's interesting.

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