Post by sunfrogger88 on Jan 23, 2017 20:57:36 GMT -5
Wondering if you can share any experiences you've had with donating. I'm not using any stash left - about 100oz - because my daughter just won't drink it if it's not from the tap. This started when we moved to sippies @ 12mo. I'm really not pumping anymore either, just as needed to relieve pressure (for example, right now since I missed bed time - but not every missed bed time is like this).
DD is 14mo.
Anyway, I'd like to donate so it goes to use but I'm just not sure and for some reason it gives me anxiety. Help me feel good about tthis because I know it's an amazing thing to do.
I donated about 75 oz with DS1 when my freezer was overflowing and I needed the space. I recommend checking out your local FB page for Eats on Feets or Human Milk for Human Babies. People looking for milk write posts about where they are and why they are looking for BM. You can browse the posts and see if any of them inspire you. You can either respond directly to a specific person who posted looking for milk, or write your own post about having milk to give away. I gave my milk to a woman with an adopted special needs baby who didn't tolerate formula well, and she was so sweet and grateful.
Post by lucilleaustero on Jan 24, 2017 15:44:03 GMT -5
I donated to Human Milk for Human Babies through their facebook page. Hooked up with a mom of twins that did not produce quite enough for both babies. I also tried to donate to the NICU my son was in, but they did not take donations. However, some NICUs do, so you can try calling your local NICUs.
Post by halfahippy on Jan 24, 2017 15:52:56 GMT -5
I've donated about 400oz so far through human milk 4 human babies on Facebook. There is a page for each state I think. I've donated to moms with low supply or who can't quite pump enough at work and to one adoptive family. They are always so grateful. I've actually become sort-of friends with one mom. We're in a lot of the same local groups so see each other and know each other now.
Post by dramaphile on Jan 25, 2017 11:21:13 GMT -5
I donated to a few moms I found through a local BF support group. HMFHB and EOF are also good places to find someone local who needs milk. It was awkward the first time, I totally felt like a drug dealer making the exchange in a parking lot, but I was glad to be able to give them milk to someone who needed it. Now, I donate any of my pumped milk to my best friend who has a newborn so she can have some extra supply on hand. I have oversupply and always pumped more than my LO drank, so I was glad to empty my freezer and know it was being used.
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