Breastmilk for Haiti???

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Registered: 07-10-2009
Breastmilk for Haiti???
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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:41pm

http://parenting.ivillage.com/newborn/nbreastfeed/0,,gj66jlds,00.html


Read this snippet about sending breastmilk to Haiti and let us know what you think!

Tessa


Mom to 6 kids and 3 angels!



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Registered: 05-18-2008
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 9:51am
I donated a great deal of breast milk when I was nursing DD#1. I started pumping on one breast in the mornings when I nursed her on the other (starting at 5 weeks) and I would pump 4 oz every morning. I mainly did it to keep my supply up and in case I needed it I was away from her. It started getting pretty crowded in my small British freezer so I asked a LC what I could do with it. She recommended that I donate it to one of the hospitals in the area that runs a milk bank for 7 different hospitals and their NICU's. This was in England (so slightly more popular there) and I just periodically took it in and they did the rest. The first time I went, I had a cooler full of 4 oz frozen bags of milk - LOL!
After we lost Bregan, I would have pumped and donated for a bit, but there wasn't a local milk bank in the area. I may pump and donated with Thalia, I am just being a little lazy right now - LOL!
I think donated milk is awesome! Its great for little ones that have had surgery and their little systems can't handle anything else. I think it's also great for women that may not be able to produce enough and do not mind offering someone else's BM along with their own.
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Registered: 01-19-2009
Fri, 02-26-2010 - 5:03am
I think it's awesome and I encourage all moms who have extra milk not to throw it out because there are tons of babies in need!






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Registered: 08-06-2007
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 11:35am
I think its a good idea.
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Registered: 07-10-2009
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 2:34pm
I'm all for it but the question that keeps rolling through my head is why?

Tessa


Mom to 6 kids and 3 angels!



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Registered: 01-19-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 4:04am
I would bet that's exactly the reason because there is also a big push to send clean water to haiti.






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