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400 oz Dairy Free to Donate SW WA

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Re: 400 oz Dairy Free to Donate SW WA

Post by jlehner on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:03 am

Hello VeggieVeg,

Thank you so much for your post and for reaching out to little ones in need!

My name is Jennifer, and my husband Mike and I live in Seattle and are adopting our second baby this February. With our first adopted son Luke, I tried to induce lactation but failed, and we were lucky enough to connect with a wonderful woman through Milkshare that was able to supply us with milk as she nursed her own newborn. It was an absolutely amazing experience, and she and are still very close to this day. Luke is thriving, and I believe that breastmilk has so much to do with that!

We will be adopting again next month, and I've again tried to induce lactation without success. I believe so strongly in the benefits of breastmilk, and it's very frustrating as an adoptive mom to not be able to provide it. I'm hoping to connect with a donor who can provide even just a little amount to help get our new little one off to the best start possible.

I was so thrilled to see your post, and hope that we can connect. I'd love to hear more about you (and your own little one!) and see if we might be a good fit. I live in Seattle, and would absolutely be able to drive out to meet you (it's certainly much closer than driving to Portland to receive Luke's donated milk, which we did every three weeks for a year!).

And if it happens to not work out or you've already connected with another donor, please do accept my gratitude and admiration for just reaching out and sharing your time, energy, and this wonderful gift of milk with others!

Jennifer Lehner


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400 oz Dairy Free to Donate SW WA

Post by VeggieVeg on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:04 pm

I live in Kelso, Washington and have about 400 oz of milk to donate, plus more as I continue pumping. I have a 12 month old and I eat a very healthy vegan diet. I do not smoke, drink or do drugs. I do consume soy and gluten. My milk is in a deep freezer. I am taking Ibuprofen daily as well as Plaquenil daily, which has been approved by the American Academy of Rheumatology as safe for breastfeeding (see "Antimalarials" Unfortunately I can not ship milk.


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