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Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Blue mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rette Mich:</b>" We were offered it when my son was born and ... [snip!] ... Can I ask why you declined? I'm just curious you don't have to tell me. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea"


Its just that I didnt know anyone that was BF, and I just had been through almost dying and almost loosing him I didnt want to chance it with a stranger. I dont know, if I could go back and redo it I might change my mind but Im not sure.

whoknowsx New York, 1185 posts
5th Mar '13

I donate with Human Milk Bank... it's been such a rewarding experience so far!

Blue mommy Japan 132 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rette Mich:</b>" Its just that I didnt know anyone that was BF, and I just had been through almost dying and almost loosing ... [snip!] ... I didnt want to chance it with a stranger. I dont know, if I could go back and redo it I might change my mind but Im not sure."</blockquote>



That's totally understandable! I had to do so muh research before I felt comfortable. I also asked my doctor how to be sure and get blood tests results before excepting milk.

Blue mommy Japan 132 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" I have loads of BM in the freezer and have put out an ad with human milk 4 human babies for someone who ... [snip!] ... it seems like no-one wants it. It's getting really disheartening keeping pumping and just having it sat there in the freezer"</blockquote>




:( that is disheartening. Can you donate to a milk bank? I know it's hard to get certified that way

Alice. Due May 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 1589 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Blue mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" I have loads of BM in the freezer and have put ... [snip!] ... :( that is disheartening. Can you donate to a milk bank? I know it's hard to get certified that way"


Nope, I have checked. There are so many rules and regs. Baby has to be under 6 months old, DS is 10 months. You have to have a complete screening BEFORE you pump any and mine is already pumped. We also don't have transport and our closest one is too far away for them to come and collect it :(

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Alice.:" Nope, I have checked. There are so many rules and regs. Baby has to be under 6 months old, DS is 10 ... [snip!] ... and mine is already pumped. We also don't have transport and our closest one is too far away for them to come and collect it :("


Why dont you and your family drink it!

Blue mommy Japan 132 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" Nope, I have checked. There are so many rules and regs. Baby has to be under 6 months old, DS is 10 ... [snip!] ... and mine is already pumped. We also don't have transport and our closest one is too far away for them to come and collect it :("</blockquote>




:( that sucks! I hope someone can use it. I would cry if I had to dump it I will cry for you if you have to dump it

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lake Arrowhead, CA, United States 2562 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Rette Mich:" Why dont you and your family drink it!"

This!
Just pour a little here and there in ur food and drinks if u dont like the taste. mix it with ur reg milk too

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lake Arrowhead, CA, United States 2562 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Alice.:" I have loads of BM in the freezer and have put out an ad with human milk 4 human babies for someone who ... [snip!] ... it seems like no-one wants it. It's getting really disheartening keeping pumping and just having it sat there in the freezer"

why don't you talk to Ashley who posted on the first page about her preemie? she said shes looking for milk!



http://members.baby-gaga.com/member1426592

Alice. Due May 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 1589 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting MalkovichMalkovich:" why don't you talk to Ashley who posted on the first page about her preemie? she said shes looking for milk! http://members.baby-gaga.com/member1426592"


I'm in the UK, otherwise I would!

First Time Mama :) Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 343 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" Nope, I have checked. There are so many rules and regs. Baby has to be under 6 months old, DS is 10 ... [snip!] ... and mine is already pumped. We also don't have transport and our closest one is too far away for them to come and collect it :("</blockquote>




I donate to a milk bank. They accepted all my milk from when she born. They accept up until dd turns 1. They screen and do testing.I had no issues like that. U have to donate @ least 200 ounces and the milk cant be older than 5mths stored in adeep freezer,but other than that they took all milk. I have been donating since dec. and have to rescreened in June if I wanna keep donating until she is 1. MSG me if u r interested in the milk bank I use:)

Blue mommy Japan 132 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting First Time Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Alice.:</b>" Nope, I have checked. There are so many rules ... [snip!] ... dec. and have to rescreened in June if I wanna keep donating until she is 1. MSG me if u r interested in the milk bank I use:)"</blockquote>




She's not in the us

First Time Mama :) Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 343 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blue mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting First Time Mama :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... keep donating until she is 1. MSG me if u r interested in the milk bank I use:)"</blockquote> She's not in the us"</blockquote>




Thanks!