Monday, April 25, 2011

Breastmilk Donation

I donated my excess milk! I pumped thrice daily while I was working, but Shane didn’t use it all because he switched to nursing more at night when I went back to work. I eventually had the better part of a freezer full, as you can see!

I was able to donate it all to one woman who had desperately tried to nurse her son and was truly unable to produce even after herbs, teas, lactation consultants, domperidone, and other things. She still nurses her son, but has to give him formula and he is often sick. I found her on a milk donation board where I offered to donate to mama’s who can’t afford milk bank prices ($3 plus per oz, and you need a prescription). I love it when women acknowledge the value of breastmilk!

So anyway, I had about 312oz, or about 2.5 gallons. I hope it helps baby boy grow healthy and strong!

1 comment:

Amber said...

thats amazing that you are doing that! I never even thought to do something like that.