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Milk available in Grand Rapids area over the holidays

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Re: Milk available in Grand Rapids area over the holidays

Post by FosterMomSue on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:59 pm

I just saw your post on FB as well and I'm the person who commented there. If I can ask my Grand Rapids relatives to meet up with you while you're in town, I would be really thankful. It's so wonderful that you're both providing milk for your baby and others.

My husband and I have one 8-month-old child in our home in foster care now, and today we accepted placement of a second baby, age 6 months, who will be coming to us very soon. Both have some special needs and would benefit from real mother's milk.

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Milk available in Grand Rapids area over the holidays

Post by mkoning on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:10 am

My wife and I live in Kansas, but we'll be visiting our family in Grand Rapids over Christmas and New Year's. I am our 6 month old's gestational mother, but my wife induced lactation so that we could co-nurse our baby. We both pump daily in order to maintain our milk supplies, so we end up with quite a bit of extra milk. We would be happy to give about 2 weeks worth of milk to someone in Michigan while we are there.

We've had good experiences donating to other families whose children needed milk for various reasons, and we also regularly donate to the milk bank in Denver.

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I do not take any medications, do not smoke, do not consume caffeine, and there would be no alcohol in the milk. I am cleared to donate to a milk bank, so I have been thoroughly screened for any contraindications for sharing milk.

My wife currently takes domperidone, blessed thistle, fenugreek, lecithin, and a multivitamin. She is a non-smoker, consumes minimal caffeine, and there would be no alcohol in her milk either. She also does not have any medical contraindications for sharing milk.

We usually pump a combined total of about 30-40 ounces extra per day.

We'll be leaving town on January 1st, so we'd like to meet up with someone on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to give the milk. If you are interested, please send me a message!

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