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Post by Violetrinity on Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi, I tried to PM you but for some reason it would not send. My name is Heather and I have a beautiful, intelligent 4-month old named Alex. I have been going through hell trying (and failing) to provide breast milk for him-- I have extremely low supply; we're talking 1/4 to 1 oz. each time I pump, max- sometimes none. From the beginning, I tried everything-- pumping every two hours, of course feeding on demand, supplements, diet, extra fluids, everything-- and nothing helped. After 2 weeks Alex was very skinny and had to be given formula. I STILL continue to pump (and get basically nothing), but I figured something is better than nothing. It is killing me not to be able to provide this most basic of needs for my only child (I am 39 and he will be my only). Every feeding consists of attempted nursing (he won't nurse since he gets nothing), pumping, AND bottle feeding and takes about 2 hours. I am exhausted and Alex suffers from this. I would SO appreciate it if you still have any milk left... do you? We are picking up a few ounces in Arlington probably tomorrow; if your milk is still available and we could coordinate this effort, that would be fantastic. Please let me know. Smile
Thank you and God Bless.

P.S. I'm not often able to answer my phone, but I'm a big texter, so if you'd like to contact me that way (or call, if you prefer- I'll call you back if I don't answer), my # is (703) 470-9935.
My email address is violetrinity7@aol.com. Thanks!
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This milk has found a home

Post by mariaromstedt on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:45 pm

I have about 150oz, maybe a little more, in my freezer looking for a good home. Some of the milk dates back to the end of August 2010, so it needs to be used. When we switched my daughter from a bottle to a sippy cup, she decided that she would not drink milk from the sippy, hence the unused milk.

I eat a vegan diet. I take folic acid, calcium, and iron supplements as well as a vegan multi-vitamin. During the time the milk was pumped, I was also taking 25mg of Zoloft a day, which my doctor and midwife assured me was safe for breastfeeding.
The milk dates from when my daughter was 18 months to 22 months old. I became pregnant in October; I'm not sure if pregnancy affects the taste of the milk, but my daughter is still nursing without complaint.

I have donated milk to three babies in the past via milkshare, and I've found it to be a very rewarding experience. For this small donation, I'd prefer to donate to someone close (since it's not much milk, I'd hate for someone to make a long trip) who can use the milk soon.


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