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Donating milk

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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I'm thinking about donating breastmilk but not sure how the process works. Do people donate while they are breastfeeding or after their baby weaned?
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shortyali
by Alicia on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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How ever you want. I go to human milk 4 human babies on Facebook and post that I have X amt of ozs I want to donate and then someone who needs it contacts you back. I'm actually donating around 300ozs next Friday to a mom of twins who has IGUR(sp?). Her sister is picking it up Friday night and taking it to her. My baby is only 3 months but I need the space in my freezer.
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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People donate while they are breastfeeding, once baby weans basically your milk dries up because weaning is a gradual thing.

I used milkshare.forummotion, eats on feets and humna milk 4 human babies for my states to donate to 3 different babies.

SadieJames
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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I found my recipient through human milk 4 human babies.  She's inducing lactation for an adopted baby but needed some milk to supplement.

Zazayam
by Nicki on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I did not know this was a thing, that's so cool. It makes sense now that I hear it, but I've just never thought about it I guess.

You ladies are great, I'm sure that made such a difference to people.

MalakbelLacuna
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I have thought about doing this. but I havent decided yet though

shortyali
by Alicia on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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I'm all about paying it forward. I told DH that if something should ever happen to me and I couldn't nurse my baby, or I wasn't there to nurse (knock on wood that never happens) I would want him to look into donor milk. I've even gone as far as showing him in here how to make a post asking for help if ever needed because I know you ladies on here would help point him where he needed to go. ;)

Quoting Zazayam:

I did not know this was a thing, that's so cool. It makes sense now that I hear it, but I've just never thought about it I guess.

You ladies are great, I'm sure that made such a difference to people.

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kellymom127
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

eats on feet on facebook or human milk 4 human babies is who I donated to

Chillisarah
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Good advice on this post. I plan to start donating soon too!

lulu_tattoos
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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I want to know more. I'm pumping here and there to store, just because I can and I get good output. Maybe every other day or so. I feel like right now I could pump about 8 oz a day with no problem if I wanted to. But will that really mess with my supply if I start doing that?
Do I need to pump more if I want to donate?
How do I store and ship it? Is the cost for that high? Is it okay to ask for partial shipping costs from the person I donate to so that its more feasible for me to donate?

Aren't there companies that take donations and pasteurize so that its more "safe"?

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shortyali
by Alicia on Feb. 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM
There are milk banks that do that but they sell it for an outrageous price. Usually $2-$5 an oz.

Quoting lulu_tattoos:

I want to know more. I'm pumping here and there to store, just because I can and I get good output. Maybe every other day or so. I feel like right now I could pump about 8 oz a day with no problem if I wanted to. But will that really mess with my supply if I start doing that?

Do I need to pump more if I want to donate?

How do I store and ship it? Is the cost for that high? Is it okay to ask for partial shipping costs from the person I donate to so that its more feasible for me to donate?



Aren't there companies that take donations and pasteurize so that its more "safe"?



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