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Seeking milk in Charlotte, NC (happy to pay for shipping)

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Post by midwife{ology} on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:11 pm

I'd love to talk with you more, I'll message you privately.


mfulk wrote:
midwife{ology} wrote:I notice your original post is quite old, have you been able to find donor milk this entire time?


Your situation strikes a cord with me. Are you still in need?


Yes we are. We had a baby girl on June 29th. I was able to connect with some donors on here and we have enough milk for another month I think but we would love to find more milk so that she can continue to receive only breastmilk.

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Post by mfulk on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:17 pm

midwife{ology} wrote:I notice your original post is quite old, have you been able to find donor milk this entire time?


Your situation strikes a cord with me. Are you still in need?


Yes we are. We had a baby girl on June 29th. I was able to connect with some donors on here and we have enough milk for another month I think but we would love to find more milk so that she can continue to receive only breastmilk.

Meghan

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Post by midwife{ology} on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:30 pm

I notice your original post is quite old, have you been able to find donor milk this entire time?


Your situation strikes a cord with me. Are you still in need?



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Re: Seeking milk in Charlotte, NC (happy to pay for shipping)

Post by mfulk on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:09 pm

We are still looking for milk. I'm not sure where Elkin is but I'd be happy to drive there to pick up milk.

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Post by StephanieMac on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:01 pm

Have you found someone to get milk from? I live in elkin, nc. I'm currently nursing my 9 month old and I'm thinking about donating. I produce a lot of milk. I do drink one cup of coffee a day but that's it!

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Seeking milk in Charlotte, NC (happy to pay for shipping)

Post by mfulk on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:48 pm

I live in Charlotte, NC and am in need of breast milk. I am expecting baby #4 July 2nd. I have a 6 year old daughter, 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I produced almost no milk with my first and with a lot of testing with my second it was determined that I make only tiny amounts of prolactin and therefore only tiny amounts of breast milk. I didn't know about milkshare with my first so I nursed her with a supplemental nursing system and formula. With my second I discovered the many wonderful moms on milkshare and was able to give him about half his daily milk from donated milk for a year. I nursed him with the SNS for 20 months. We were so very blessed to be able to give our 3rd 100% breast milk for a year thanks to milkshare!! I nursed her with a SNS for 14 months.

We would love to have enough milk to get us through first the baby's first few months before my July 2nd due date. It gave me such peace during my last pregnancy when I had a freezer full of donated milk before #3 was born. I am happy to reimburse for all supplies.

A little more about why I don't produce nearly enough milk (on extremely high doses of domperidone and with pumping every 3hrs around the clock I only every produced a total of one quarter of an oz at a time):

I have been told many times that if I just tried this or that I would be able to produce enough breast milk. Unfortunately for me that just isn't the case. I just wanted to reassure you that I have done absolutely everything possible to provide my own breastmilk for my children. I often worried that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant (after my OB told me she thought I had PCOS and wouldn't be able to without help), worried throughout my pregnancy that something would go wrong, but not once did I ever worry that I wouldn't be able to breastfeed succesfully. I didn't even know it was a possibility, I figured if you could get pregnant you could nurse. Our first daughter cried constantly after she was born and would nurse for hours and then keep crying. After a week our midwife came over and weighed her and she'd gone from 9lbs 7oz to 7lbs. And that was the start of what has been a devastating journey for me. I have such a feeling of failure as a mother that I can't be the source of my babies food. I am very thankful to the person that invented the lact-aid so that I can still have the breastfeeding bond with my children and they can get the small amount of milk that I make. I found out after my son was born the reason why I can't nurse and even though it's apparently a genetic abnormality, hypoprolactinemia (unfortunately my sister has the same problem I do) it is still a very hard thing for me to deal with. So many people, including our ped and several lactation consultants, have told me to just use formula because there's nothing wrong with it. And I really wish I was someone that agreed with that. But I'm not. It goes against everything I believe in and because I hadn't heard of milkshare with my first and we couldn't afford the astronomical cost of milk from the milk banks she had formula. I cried so many times while preparing her formula. Knowing that I wasn't giving her the best thing was hard. I am eternally grateful to the person that created milkshare and to the many wonderful moms who have donated to my son and to my 2nd daughter. Please know that I have tried and tried and tried and your milk will be given to a baby who couldn't get breast milk any other way than donated milk and a family that is so thankful that there are moms like you that would give of their time for the needs of a baby they don't even know.

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