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Donor breast milk BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16036 posts
status 5th Aug

Where can I get donor breast milk for my little girl locally? She gets it provided while she's in the NICU but I'd like her to have it for at least a few more weeks after she's out (probably this weekend).

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Aug
Quoting BunnyGirl19:" Where can I get donor breast milk for my little girl locally? She gets it provided while she's in the ... [snip!] ... while she's in the NICU but I'd like her to have it for at least a few more weeks after she's out (probably this weekend)."


If you are open to direct donation go to facebook & try human milk for human babies. There is a national page & local chapters. Otherwise you need a prescription & to go through amilk bank & teh Dr/hosp can help arrange that - it may or may nto be covered & is pricey if it is not (like a few dollar per ounce).
Direct donation is always free.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16036 posts
status 5th Aug

Thanks! It's for sure covered while she's in the NICU, but am not sure about after The one place I know of locally charges $4 an ounce :shock: and has a waiting list so I would have at least a month-long gap between NICU and getting the milk. My baby is only two days old right now, but so far I'm not making more than a couple drops of colostrom so far.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" Thanks! It's for sure covered while she's in the NICU, but am not sure about after The one place I know ... [snip!] ... the milk. My baby is only two days old right now, but so far I'm not making more than a couple drops of colostrom so far."</blockquote>




Awwe congrats I didn't know you had her. There's a mama on here looking to donate right now i think for the cost of bags and shipping I think. Ill ask her and link her to the thread if she's interested.



If you want pasteurized there's a milk bank here in MI that delivers in two days. But it's hella expensive like you said. I paid almost $100 for 4-4 1/4 oz bottles.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16036 posts
status 5th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" Thanks! It's for sure covered while she's ... [snip!] ... bank here in MI that delivers in two days. But it's hella expensive like you said. I paid almost $100 for 4-4 1/4 oz bottles."</blockquote>




Yeah, I'm definitely weighing my options right now. I've always had poor milk production but I would like my daughter to get breast milk for a couple months. I'll have to ask the NICU what options there are as well
They are probably discharging her at the end of the week.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... months. I'll have to ask the NICU what options there are as well They are probably discharging her at the end of the week."</blockquote>



That's great! I told the lady and she said she'd message you. If you want to order some milk from te milk bank it took two days for me to get it.
Bronson Mothers' Milk Bank
601 John Street
Suite N1300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone (269) 341-6146
FAX (269) 341-8365
www.bronsonhealth.com
Duffc@bronsonhg.org



Good luck Hun. Maybe she'll latch and get you to make milk this time!!! What put her in the nicu?

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16036 posts
status 6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid ... [snip!] ... Duffc@bronsonhg.org Good luck Hun. Maybe she'll latch and get you to make milk this time!!! What put her in the nicu?"</blockquote>




It was a combo of things but basically due to a rapid/traumatic birth. She was an emergency c-section at 35w2d. She somehow became disengaged from my pelvis at 8 cm dilated. While doing an ultrasound to assess position to see if she was deliverable, attempt ECV, or right to section my water broke and her feet came flying through my cervix and her butt/hips hung up on my pelvis. They had her out in 10 minutes, but she was a bit distressed and not clearing her CO2 well. She was intubated and sent to a NICU at another hospital just in case. She did well after that and was extubated about 12 hours later. After that she wasn't eating because she was too tired and just slept so was getting feeds through a nasal tube. She's started eating up to 20 ml on her own from a bottle today, but her mouth is too small to latch properly. I've been pumping and hand expressing, but have so far only gotten up to 2 ml of colostrom at a time, and that was after having DH bring me my Medela Freestyle from home. She's currently on a bili blanket to help with mild jaundice related to all the bruising from coming out feet first. They think she'll go home by the weekend. For now she's being fed donor milk and the drips of mine, but there is talk of sending her home on Neosure or similar preemie formula or fortified breast milk.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... and the drips of mine, but there is talk of sending her home on Neosure or similar preemie formula or fortified breast milk."</blockquote>




So you're not gettin milk in yet at all? Just colostrum still? That's actually more colostrum that I got. I suck at pumping. They don't have symphony's there that you can use? They have me a pump kit and I had own in my room and one bedside I just had to take my kit with me. Do they have nicu LCs there? Cause Scarlytt's mouth was small too and the nicu LC really Helped me a lot. She would listen to her mouth with a. Stethoscope to make sure she was swallowing. Se would help me squeeze the milk down to her so she got it faster and didnt have to use as much energy sucking.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16036 posts
status 6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid ... [snip!] ... swallowing. Se would help me squeeze the milk down to her so she got it faster and didnt have to use as much energy sucking."</blockquote>



I was using a Symphony with the preemie programming and getting nothing out. I did start getting colostrom when I started using my pump. It's still not much, but it's a start. The LC has been helping and said her mouth was too small. I just wish my milk would start coming in because I'd make enough for her feedings. She is up to 30 ml every 3 hours and I've always been able to 1-2 oz every 3 hours with pumping (nothing if I'd also nurse). I'd like to provide all her feeding needs while I can, so we'll see how that goes. I'm pumping right now for her next feeding and do have more than last pumping coming out, but still not a lot.