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breast milk donors *Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
2nd Jan '12

Does anyone know where I can go to find a breast milk donor? I am not sure how to go about this I am asking for my sister. Her baby cannot digest formula (she has gastroschisis). They have tried formula multiple times and she keeps getting infections (which is linked to not being able to take the formula) the hospital only approved Brylee 3 weeks of breastmilk. She is 3 months old and back at square 1 because they said they can't give her anymore because the program only allows for 3 weeks then they have to give formula if the mother is unable to produce. They told my sister if she could find her own donor then they would test the milk and give it to her and it would help. They live in Hamilton, Oh if that helps.

Amy {NAVY WIFE} Due June 17; 1 child; Virginia 4034 posts
2nd Jan '12

Have they tried Elecare?? That is an extremely easy formula to digest and is used for babies with problems like that. My daughter was on it after we stopped breastfeeding at 13 months (they make some for infants and some for toddlers) because shes allergic to dairy, eggs, and soy. Anyway, its amino-acid based so it doesnt have the proteins, etc that formula does. it is EXTREMELY expensive (like, $60 a can) but our insurance covered it because it was for a medical reason, i am sure her insurance would cover it as well. I dont know anything about breastmilk donors, but just thought I would suggest Elecare.

liz! 2 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 4642 posts
2nd Jan '12
vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30918 posts
2nd Jan '12

http://www.ohiohealth.com/mothersmilkbank



https://www.hmbana.org/milk-bank-locations




Do you know of any nursing moms that could donate?

liz! 2 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 4642 posts
2nd Jan '12
*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
2nd Jan '12
Quoting i don't make vaginas. :" http://www.ohiohealth.com/mothersmilkbank https://www.hmbana.org/milk-bank-locations Do you know of any nursing moms that could donate?"


no :(




But thank you guys for all the links.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
2nd Jan '12

https://www.hmbana.org/milk-bank-locations




Not sure how far Columbus is from her

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30918 posts
2nd Jan '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mommy for life*:</b>" no :( But thank you guys for all the links."</blockquote>




I don't produce well for a pump :(



I hope she's able to get some!

*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
2nd Jan '12
Quoting i don't make vaginas. :" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mommy for life*:</b>" no :( But thank you guys for all ... [snip!] ... thank you guys for all the links."</blockquote> I don't produce well for a pump :( I hope she's able to get some!"


Yea she has had Necrotizing Enterocolitis 2 times already and has almost died from it. They refuse to let my sister transfer bry to a different childrens. They said if we don't get breast milk she will probably pass away on us. :(

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
2nd Jan '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mommy for life*:</b>" Yea she has had Necrotizing Enterocolitis 2 times already and has almost died from it. They refuse to ... [snip!] ... my sister transfer bry to a different childrens. They said if we don't get breast milk she will probably pass away on us. :("</blockquote>




:( wow I'm so sorry. I'm not sure when I'm having this baby or if my pump still works but if I can help I would. Can i pt you?

*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
2nd Jan '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mommy for life*:</b>" Yea she has had Necrotizing Enterocolitis ... [snip!] ... :( wow I'm so sorry. I'm not sure when I'm having this baby or if my pump still works but if I can help I would. Can i pt you?"


Yes thats fine. We are all so scared for her. They have had to start over 5 times now because her body can't handle the formula.

jvkjhvgugy Ohio 520 posts
2nd Jan '12

I live in Columbus Ohio & I breastfeed my 4 month old son. I'm a stay at home mom & I have a dual pump & have no need for the milk I have in my deep freezer bc he won't take a bottle. So if u would like u can get it tested & if it works out I could continue to pump for u. I'm not sure how to pt so u can pt me if u would like or I have an email adreess

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30918 posts
2nd Jan '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:</b>" I live in Columbus Ohio & I breastfeed my 4 month old son. I'm a stay at home mom & I have a dual pump ... [snip!] ... it works out I could continue to pump for u. I'm not sure how to pt so u can pt me if u would like or I have an email adreess"</blockquote>



That's so awesome of you to offer! :)

1girl 1boy 2 kids; Louisiana 4821 posts
2nd Jan '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:</b>" I live in Columbus Ohio & I breastfeed my 4 month old son. I'm a stay at home mom & I have a dual pump ... [snip!] ... it works out I could continue to pump for u. I'm not sure how to pt so u can pt me if u would like or I have an email adreess"</blockquote>



That's very nice of you.

*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
2nd Jan '12
Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:" I live in Columbus Ohio & I breastfeed my 4 month old son. I'm a stay at home mom & I have a dual pump ... [snip!] ... it works out I could continue to pump for u. I'm not sure how to pt so u can pt me if u would like or I have an email adreess"


thank you so much that would mean a lot i will call my sister and let her know and ask her what exactly we need to do